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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas is a wonderfully written book filled with mystery adventure, romance and even some black magic. I was drawn in from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the end. Val is a responsible woman whose life isn’t going the way she had hoped and sets out to write a romance novel that’s set in Iceland .The more she gets into it her real life and her writing cross. What happens when those lines are crossed? Find out what happens next. I highly recommend reading this book. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past Storm And Fire by Christy Nicholas

5-stars

Past Storm And Fire was a creative and interesting novel. It seemed very realistic and was descriptive. The storyline featured many interesting characters. Main character Val was interesting to follow as she created her novel which in turn seemed to realistic and sets out to determine if it was. She was so creative and strong. I disliked her husband Karl at the start of the novel and it seemed to stick as I finished reading. She deserved better than him. His character really shined through at the start right after the Hurricane. This novel was definitely a fun an interesting read.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire was a good 4 star read. I was pulled right in by the authors writing.
We get mystery, romance, adventure and so much more.

We start during a hurricane where we meet Val and Karl and see that things are not perfect for them. We bounce from past to present with Val. She has visions of Iceland and starts to write a story that spans a thousand years. Val loses herself in her story to get away from her troubles at home.

All of the characters were great. The detail was amazing and my emotions were all over the place. This is my first read from Christy, she makes me want to write a book to get away from my reality as well, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be as great as this one was. If you’re looking for a great book, 1-click and get started today.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Lisa Brydalski

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas is the story of Val Masterson. Val is a woman who is dealing with many issues, hurricane Andrew and its destruction of the life she once knew, a husband who leaves a lot to be desired. Val has an “active” imagination which she uses to her best ability in order to get through the rough days she is experiencing. What happens when her imagined story starts to become based in reality?
This was the first book I have read by this author, I liked it but I did find it to be a little confusing at times. Will I read something else by Ms. Nichols, I probably will since I was going through her back library, I found some that interest me. So, if you are looking for an interesting concept in a story pick up Past Storm and Fire.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

Val has been dealing with a lot in her life — a devastating hurricane, a failing marriage, and a boss she cannot stand. To escape, she decides to write a historical romance set in past times in Iceland. The more she gets into, the more she enjoys — it’s her escape. But is it really good for her or is it destroying her real life? Follow the stories of both Val’s real life and the characters and life she created in one wonderful book!

I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I have loved previous books by this author but am not too big on the jumping back in time thing. The more I got into this book, the more I enjoyed it. The parts set back in Iceland pulled me in immediately and I could not wait to get back to these parts of the book. The modern day time frame (set in the 90s) took me a little while to get into. Personally I found the characters annoying. That being said, I believe that is the point — it shows us just how much Val is not enjoying her life. The book within a book is a great concept to me, too. I would readily read this type of book again. Let’s face it, the author has basically given us two books in one, and has managed to do a superb job at telling both stories.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction, romance, and lovers of really good stories.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas was a riveting read that will embark upon the realms of expectation and more. The imagery was remarkably well done and I loved how the Val’s writing takes on a life of its own while her own life begins shifting further. This story draws the reader into its pages while Val and her own character(s) embark upon their own journeys. The writing was on point and the emotional attributes hit at the pivotal moments, right where they should. Chapter to chapter, you will drawn further into the story until you crest into the final chapter(s). Truly addictive with passionately written characters with aspects between the past and present that were amazing. Recommend this book!

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book had me hooked just by reading the synopsis! It sounded so different than anything Ive read before so this was a must read!

Val was such an amazing character. She’s hitting a rough patch in her life and she’s turned to writing a romance novel that takes place in Iceland. This is her escape. She was able to create a world in which she can escape the issues in her life but all of a sudden the lines between her world and the fictional one she’s made up start to cross each other.

The story was straight up brilliant. It gave you all the feels and left me with a slight book hangover!

Review by @listersda
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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas is a mindblowing read filled with adventure, romance, black magic and mystery that spans a thousand years! It is weird how at some point I started hearing Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years at the back of my head (like a soundtrack to the story unfolding!) It was my first read by this writer and I was happy to see that I had made a right decision by picking it up! I hope that there will be another book like the main character is told at the end of the book!
We have Val whose life if falling into pieces amongst the damage from the hurricane Andrew and her husband’s deceit. She finds relief from daily grind by starting to write a novel based in Iceland over thousand years ago … she gets lost in the world where the past and the present and the future collide … I studied Islandic back at university so I took special delight in the story and the attention to the detail that the writer is luring us in … I truly hope that there is another book bringing us deeper into the story!

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve read and enjoyed this author’s “Druid’s Brooch” series so I blindly went into PAST STORM AND FIRE based on her name alone. I wasn’t sure that I could write anything about this book without writing spoilers so I went back and looked at the blurb. OHHHH NOW it makes sense.

This book is told in past and present tense, dream and reality, and has a story within the story. It’s a complex tale that at times I had a hard time following. The historical portion of the story appears to have been well researched. There are certain situations that are written in the story that serve as background for why the protagonist is the way she is. At times I liked her and other times I felt like she was just so passive in what she wanted. Then I would warm up to her again.

There is a common arch that ties all of the parts of the story together. It took me a little bit to get into the rhythm of it because I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. It has a very clear beginning, middle, and end and while it is not my favorite by this author, I did find it enjoyable.

Review by @mauraharper

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas ​is original and engaging and the author wove real life into fantasy as she wrote this story. It is a quick and fluid read that was intriguing and definitely takes you on a journey to remember. The fantasy, the mystery and the past and present collide. Captivating and refreshing is how I would describe this tale that shows a woman who is unsure of her marriage who finds herself immersed in a world that is not known if it is real or not.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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