Book Review & Giveaway: The Cross of Santiago by Evie Gaughan

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18517138Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
Release date: September 16th 2013
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
“One cross will bind two couples across four centuries.”
An ancient love story, locked in the heart of a sunken Armada ship, is destined to find its happy ending… even if it takes four hundred years.
Amanda Morrison does not believe in love or destiny, but when a long-lost aunt leaves her a mysterious golden cross in her will, her uneventful life in Galway City is turned upside down. The arrival of Xavier, a charismatic yachtsman in search of treasure and adventure, complicates life further, as their paths seem destined to cross. While Amanda tries to uncover the truth about her family’s past, a strange series of events ensues, involving drama on the high seas, hypnosis, scary sheep, Armada treasure and five-a-side football championships. Though, not all in that order. An intriguing tale of love, redemption and the power of a soul’s promise.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
The Cross of Santiago belongs in several different genres which makes it interesting. It starts out with Amanda, the main character, being in a relationship with a married man and not doing much with her life. Once she receives the Cross of Santiago from an aunt she never knew, she begins to change and she realizes she’s on a track to nowhere.
I enjoyed watching Amanda grow as the story progressed. It seems the more she delves into the past of her family, the more she matures and finds herself. The other characters were interesting. One I especially liked was Chris and his hypnotherapy and as Amanda said, “What a hippie.” Evie Gaughan also has a good sense of humor that shows through her characters.
A good portion of The Cross of Santiago takes place in the 1500’s so if you like historical fiction, you’ll like this book. But that’s not all…it has adventure, romance, and humor. 
Available on Amazon.
e655a267c2c5b8bb787ddfb77cec141bEvie Gaughan is an Irish author based in Galway City, where she finds much of her inspiration. Influenced by writers such as Maeve Binchy and Diana Gabaldon, Evie has crafted her own unique writing style that is warm, engaging and full of humour. She has published several short stories, poems and feature articles and works as a freelance writer. 
When not writing, Evie likes to paint and has many works exhibiting in local galleries and on-line. A self-confessed crafter, her Galway home is full of hand-made designs. Evie is currently working on her second novel.


2 copies of The Cross of Santiago ebook to be given away

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