Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene #bookreviews #TuesdayBookBlog @TeaganGeneviene

Esmeralda Lawton is sick of the big city. “Ralda” was betrayed until trust became a theoretical concept. So it’s a 25213788dream come true when she buys an old estate, complete with historic cemetery. Okay, she isn’t excited about the cemetery, but she’s strangely drawn to the estate. Atonement, Tennessee, a quaint town, seems like the perfect place for her. However, her new life isn’t quiet.

The house is full of antiques. Some have extraordinary properties — a brass bed causes strange dreams, and a mirror shows the truth of who you are.

A mysterious neighbor secretly watches over the graveyard. There’s more to him than meets the eye, but what? Then there’s Gwydion, owner of Fae’s Flowers. She stubbornly resists her feelings for him.

Ralda suspects that people are drawn to Atonement to, well — atone. She wonders what sins led her there. However, her ancestress made the mistakes.

Atonement is home to more than humans. Supernaturals go there too. Some have fallen far.

This urban fantasy, seasoned with Celtic mythology, comes with a side-order of mystery. Are you sad to see the “Sookie Stackhouse” stories end? Make a visit to Atonement, Tennessee! – Goodreads.com

This book had me at old estate and cemetery – how can you resist a description like that?  I settled in with it on a Friday evening and finished it Saturday afternoon.

Upon meeting the mostly charming characters (you’ve always got to throw some loathesome/questionable characters in the mix) in Atonement, you just know they all have a story to tell or a secret they’re hiding and you won’t want to put the book down until learning all there it to know about them.  Small town settings seem to have the best eccentric residents and make for fascinating, entertaining reads and Atonement is no exception.  The book is primarily told from Ralda’s POV, but being a cat fan, I especially enjoyed the sections with Lilith the cat’s POV and think she’s deserving of her own book.

With a mystery, paranormal elements, and a touch of romance, the author has crafted a fun, engaging read that I’d recommend to urban fantasy fans.  I look forward to reading the sequel – or perhaps Lilith’s book (maybe?) in the future.

 

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34 thoughts on “Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene #bookreviews #TuesdayBookBlog @TeaganGeneviene

  1. Hi Teri. What a terrific Tuesday surprise! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Atonement, Tennessee.
    Ha! I almost did not use Lilith — I wasn’t sure I could make it work. But I needed someone to tell parts of the story that Ralda couldn’t see. So Lilith came to be. I was quite surprised by how popular she became! So your wish is granted (mostly) — I already was giving her a larger role in Atonement in Bloom.
    She also has her own character interview at my blog. If you’re curious: https://teagansbooks.com/2014/02/26/atonement-character-interviews-lilith/
    Huge hugs.

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  2. A wonderful review of a perfectly astonishingly wonderful book, Teri. I adore Teagan, her blog and her book and this review captures the magic perfectly!
    Off to share – this book should be #1 on the Bestsellers List forever. 🙂
    Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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    1. Donna — you are so very kind. Thank you for always encouraging me. I am sincerely grateful to know you this Thanksgiving. Thanks to Teri and you and everyone here, the week IS treating me kindly now. (I admit i had an awful night.) It’s a terrific Tuesday now!!! Mega hugs.

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      1. Sorry to hear about your awful night, but I’m glad it’s been a terrific Tuesday – now let’s hope for a wonderful Wednesday, a thriving Thursday, a fantastic Friday and well, you get the point. Mega thankful for you and all my blogging family hugs xoxoxox

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