Reader Reviews

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Reader Reviews

“Incredible. I was on the edge of my seat the whole book. Intense. Love filled and forgiveness given. A beautifully written book. One part was hard to read but it works in the book. WOW!
It has violence but it’s still clean. Hard to get unless you read it.” – Teya Peck.

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“I had a hard time putting it down.” – Gloria Barlow.

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“Lily is a sweet young woman, one with whom I don’t personally identify. Yet I recognize there are many women like her. Feeling abandoned and unsure of herself, she is trapped in a verbally, emotionally and physically abusive relationship. She believes it is love, and anything that goes wrong happens because she is at fault. If she leaves him, she will be totally alone with no one to love her. As a reader I saw it was not true, and I wanted to shake her and tell her to get it together and pay attention to what was really going on. And stop crying all the time. But, I also know those who suffer from this state of mind have a difficult time overcoming those feelings, and it was satisfying to watch Lily throughout the book as she struggled to do so.

As the story progresses, she starts to realize how manipulative her boyfriend has been after she decides to move from California to Michigan for six months in search of a father who left her fifteen years earlier. There she meets another young man who treats her as a valuable person. She is able to see the difference between the two, and makes her choice. But, there are consequences, and more tears, and injuries. And the consequences are what make this book a page-turner until the very end.

James was a great hero, a little too intense at times, but his devotion to his family and later to Lily made him admirable. It was hard to not like him as a hero even as he struggled with his feelings about Lily once he realized they had an unfortunate connection. In addition, I liked how all the characters were portrayed, even the bad guys I loved to hate. See more of the review here

This book is a romance with a lot of suspense elements.”  – Amazon Customer

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Where Shadows Dwell Book 1 by Author Juliannne Kelsch is a murder-mystery-romance with abuse. I enjoyed this story all the way to the end. It is a sweet romance that includes a mystery, many bodies, and two people who are trying to make it through life with their hearts and their bodies intact.
As fate would have it, they find each other under the most interesting circumstances. However, they both have to trust in each other before they can let their hearts be healed by the love from the other.
But what can you do when the twists keep making you break up? Read this book and find out.
The characters in this story are lovable, at least all the ones you should love; and hateful all the ones that should be hated. This entire story will keep you interested to the end, and leave you feeling warm and cozy.
This is a refreshingly clean book with violence, not to descriptive or gory. I would recommend it to adults and young adults alike. It will help you define rules that you should live your life by if you have common sense. It’s not preachy, but teaches good morals; a thing that should never be out of fashion. What a great job, read away. – Anna del C. Dye

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I hate reading, but I absolutely loved this book!! I’ve read it several times now! The mind of the writer is brilliant. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, always nervous for the characters. You know it is a good book when you catch yourself smiling, biting your nails or yelling at the characters, in your head, to “get out of there!”(yes, I did that). This is a MUST READ! I recommend it to everyone! Bravo, Julianne Kelsch! – Kimberly K

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I couldn’t put this book down. I loved the range of emotions spanned and had to hang on for dear life to follow the brilliant and sudden and frequent transitions between them. And whenever I thought I was ahead of the book and had it all figured out, it would take another turn that I couldn’t possibly have seen coming. A great read! – Mark Scheuermann

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Well I finished Where Shadows Dwell. 12 hours and it was totally worth it! What a great story, it kept me on my toes the entire time and I loved it! The story was told perfectly and the characters were developed beautifully, there were a lot of relatable things in this book which made it even easier to read. I’m so glad I bought this book and pounded through it as fast as I did. – Kristin K

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Just finished reading ‘Where the Shadows Dwell’! Absolutely amazing! Very well written and extremely captivating! I loved every minute of it! Thank you! I can’t wait to read more of your work! – Alice Wayman

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This book was quite the suspenseful, thrilling ride. Lily seemed so weak in the start but grew stronger in ways I didn’t suspect she would, though she still seemed emotionally fragile several times. Ryan came close to triggering flashbacks of a man in my past eerily similar, I loved Mr Dickson, James had my feelings seesawing. After losing her mom, Lily is convinced by her neighbour to seek out her father, who’s family tree sure had an abundance of skeletons in it. Her strength to move was offset by her desperate attempts to placate that abusive jerk, Ryan. I was rooting for James in the start, so mad at him when…..well, read and see why, and also if I had reason to forgive him. I mostly enjoyed the journey with Lily on her hunt for her father despite being targeted by a murderer, finding out things she never would’ve guessed about her family, got rid of an abusive partner and tried to find new love, and what happened with the person trying to kill her.
4/5 stars
-Shay 

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I read this book without fully understanding what it was about. I admit it was the cover the mostly intrigued me and I dove in. I was completely captivated from the very beginning! I could not put it down. It was so well written and the characters gave me something to root for. I don’t even usually like books like this cause I’ve got an active imagination and have nightmares – but I adored this book and would easily read it again. It was gripping, thrilling, nerve wracking, sweet, and had it’s own story. The only thing I didn’t love was that I didn’t understand why he didn’t just take her directly to the hospital (I won’t say more here as I don’t want to spoil it). But even so the scene was a sweet one and I think I can appreciate what happened in the scene even though I had a hard time with his decision to not go straight to the emergency room. But even with my questioning the one scene – it did not stop me from thoroughly enjoying the rest of the book and loving every moment as the plot moved forward. Also, the book was clean! Even with death, mayhem, danger, and such, it was not overly gory or graphic. It let the story play out in your head so perfectly that you felt the thrill and fear of the characters, but did not get lost in anything gruesome. She kept the story exactly where it needed to be and I think this author did a fantastic job. I will read this again and I will absolutely recommend it (And I already have). – Rebecca Lamoreaux 

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