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Isle of Shadows

Title: Isle of Shadows
Author: Tracy Higley
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Description: The island of Rhodes is caught in the middle of a breaking point in this historical fiction. Tessa of Delos struggles to break free from her slavery. Since childhood she has been groomed to meet the needs of wealthy men. She believes freedom is something that she can only imagine. Nikos, a stranger who wanders into her life, and Simeon, the head house-servant, both use a key opportunity to show her that her coldness only separates her from joy, while letting all the pain right through. She also learns through the One True God, that her hope lies with Him. Together they show Tessa the love, faith, and hope that has been absent in her life.


This is a great story. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. The writing of this story is clear and easy to read. Living in Crete for a few years myself, I can just imagine Tessa outside in the courtyard sitting by the fountain. Although this story is a rewrite from the author’s earlier title Seven Wonders, a new reader would have no difficulty with this story. I am now a bit curious about the Seven Wonders series that the author briefly mentioned in her final words.

There was just a little romance, but there was always an underlying feeling of suspense. I am not a romance reader and I would not classify this book as such, but there is just a hit of it in this story and it brought the story together. The storyline was entertaining, interesting, and was relatively easy to follow. In addition, I found it to be a fast read because I just had to know what was going to happen to Tessa.

I do recommend this book to friends, family, and anyone who struggles with hopelessness.


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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