It is said that the story likens to E.T. which is true to some extent. Baby too, is a mysterious creature called an Oolahan, comes from somewhere outside our universe. However, the friendship that ensues between a battered and bruised – in body& soul – young woman and Baby, as she names him, is simple yet complicated and definitely deep and mysterious.
So are the changes that take shape in Nelly’s body, soul and spirit. When she rescues an Italian man, he comes to love and also accept the mystery surrounding Baby as well as the influence he has on Nelly. It all is fine as long as they keep themselves to themselves.
The first time they venture out together to a dance in the village – brutal and shocking things happen. But… there is more to it than the eye can see!
This story is told in such a way that it grabbed not only my attention – I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting, it was thát good! – but also my heart and emotions. I felt the pain, the relief of Nelly’s escape, the fear, the love, the struggle for acceptance, and also the shock and horror in Nelly’s life. I gasped at what I thought was the end of the story. Fortunately, the mystery continues and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series, Echo. Keep your eyes on this spot as Echo will be reviewed on this blog on Monday!
I loved this book! Not just the story, but also how it is told, the beautiful language and imagery used. I learned quite a few new words (so easy as my e-reader contains a dictionary!). I give it 6 out of 5 stars!
J. K. Accinni was born and raised in Sussex County before moving to Randolph, New Jersey, where she lived with her husband, five dogs and eight rabbits, all rescued and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.
Mrs. Accinni’s passion for wildlife conservation has led her all over the world, including three trips to Africa, where ten years ago she and her husband fell in love with a baby elephant named Wendi, that had been rescued by a wildlife group. That baby is the inspiration for the character Tobi, the elephant featured in her fourth book titled Hive.
The character of Caesar is inspired by a real life iconic tiger from Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota. A portion of the proceeds from her third book, Armageddon Cometh, will be donated to the sanctuary in support of the enormous expense required to house and feed the displaced wildlife in their care.
Mrs. Accinni invites her readers to visit bigcathabitat.org to view the astounding facility and plan a visit with your family.