I just came across splendid reviews for PURSUED on Goodreads and Amazon.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Typically I do not read a lot of romance novels. But they (who the heck are they anyway?)say, for one’s education it’s a good idea to read outside of one’s genre; if for no other reason than to learn more about life. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading Pursued, by Winslow Eliot. This intelligent, fast-paced and moving story is hard to define in strict romance genre terminology. It is as much mystery, thriller and suspense as it is a romance.
I found it so compelling that half way through, I just couldn’t put it down. It is well plotted, with a lot of action and international travel driving the story and suspense. The dialogue is crisp and clean, the characters well developed but very unpredictable. At first I found this unpredictability somewhat disconcerting, but once I paused to reflect on it I realized what Eliot was trying to achieve here. The unpredictability of the characters is based on their motivation. And, their motivation, in most cases is love. People behave in strange and crazy ways when they are in love.
On another level, the story is an analysis of love, the emotion that many of us strive for in our lives but perhaps few are able to obtain or understand completely. Eliot analyzes love from many different angles and brings to light how the word means so many things for so many people.
The chalice becomes a powerful and magical symbol for love on one hand and a possible cure for cancer on the other. But of course both of these symbols are intertwined; how love for humankind becomes necessary in an effort to seek a cure for cancer.
I also enjoyed Eliot’s writing style; how she effortlessly pushes the pace of the story ahead without needless and distracting attention to detail. The description is not overdone, but instead interesting and filled with powerful and evocative imagery.
I was deeply moved by this novel. I look forward to reading more of Eliot’s work. She is a natural born storyteller.”
Well, dear reviewer, I was deeply moved by you words. So I chased you down and discovered you are an author too: http://www.wblackwell.com/. I don’t typically read a lot of horror novels, but I’ll definitely check out those by William Blackwell!