PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND. SHADOW'S WAY BY BARBARA FRANCES WIL TAKE YOU DEEP INTO THE SOUTH WHERE THE PAST & PRESENT MINGLE IN THIS GOTHIC TALE OF INSANITY, MURDER, & SEXUAL INTRIGUE.
Prepare to be spellbound. Barbara Frances' long-awaited third novel, “Shadow's Way,” takes you to the coastal, deep South, where the past and the present mingle in a gothic tale of insanity, murder, and sexual intrigue.
You'll meet the beautiful Elaine Chauvier, former actress and proprietor of Shadow's Way, her family's antebellum home; the esteemed Archbishop Andre Figurant and his fallen identical twin, Bastien; newly arrived Ophelia and Rudy, here to explore their Chauvier roots and their ties to Shadow's
Way; and the mysterious Madame Claudine. Under a veneer of piety and graciousness, i.e., the questions: What is good? What is evil? What is reality?
5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious, Suspenseful & Dramatic
Barbara Frances keeps you turning the pages of Shadow’s Way. I found it mysteriously suspenseful as it pulled me in and out of places in time both familiar and unfamiliar to me. I loved getting to know the characters and each part they played in this highly intriguing story. Halfway through the book I became anxious in wanting to know how this story would end. Barbara Frances did not let me down. She tells a great story!
Ms. Francis’ novel Shadow’s Way, had me enthralled from page one, it kept me reading until so late into the night that I used a flashlight in order not to wake my husband.
I’ve always enjoyed reading gothic tales, but this one went beyond most that I had read. The synopsis was correct, past and present mingled and left me on the edge of my seat. Was G – G – Daddy a real paranormal experience or a figment of Elaine Chauvier’s imagination, which got worse as she sunk deeper into insanity?
I loved the various characters that Ms. Francis brought into play as needed to heighten the story. They were well rounded and interconnected in ways that one has to keep reading to get the full picture.
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