Book Reviews: Shadows of the Mind (Whispers of the Past Book 2) by Owen Cloughcategories: Book, War, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Romance, Scotland, Nursing, Bush, Poaching, Gentry, Amnesia, Historical Fiction
Owen Cloughabout this book: Three mates slip back into the past of 1863 New Zealand, this is Sams story.
The second book moves from New Zealand to the UK as one of the three mate ends up there in an alien world. A 21st-century bloke living in the 19th century with no memory of his past
Samuel McInnes aka Mack, severely wounded in the attack on Auckland in 1863, recovered consciousness on HMS Esk heading to Scotland via Sydney, Australia.
Sam is mistakenly repatriated to Scotland as the army believe this is where he is from. With the loss of memory, his life becomes complicated, as he falls for a young nurse on the voyage who has a secret that she will not reveal to him until he is fully recovered.
Out of place, out of sync, he finds himself in an alien world. Memories from another time come and go as he tries to adjust to his new life. He struggles to remember who he is and how he come to be here, while always hoping his memory will return.
Will he get home to his own century?
The second book in the Whispers trilogy.
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You have done it againJust read Shadows Owen, you have done it again, another good, hard to put down read. I am now waiting for the final to come out. You had better get on with it Mate. Well done. [by Mike O'Hare]
Excellent Historical NovelsOwen Clough's books 'Whispers of the past' and 'Shadows of the Mind' are excellent historical novels. They are great reads for book lovers. I finished reading both books within a few days. I am waiting for the release of the book 'Clearing of the Mist', the third in the trilogy. [by Arundathie Abeysinghe]
The Story ContinuesWhispers of the past continues.
In order to make sense of this second book in Owen Clough's trilogy, I recommend reading his first book, Whispers of the Past. That said, this is a terrific read, a tale of the continuing saga of the accidental time slip that saw three modern-day New Zealanders transported back to the Victorian era. It follows the life of Sam, a best friend Bob's attempt to try and find out what happened to his friend, forced to live out his life in the latter years of the 19th century. It's a great read with so much wonderful detail of the Victorian era. I was completely enthralled by Sam's story, and being English, I actually shared in some of Victoria's difficulties in understanding some of Sam's modern idioms. Shows the difference between the speech of us Brits and our Antipodean cousins! Example? We go hiking, they go tramping. This is a super read and I loved it from start to finish and look forward to the third book in Mr. Clough's trilogy. [by Harry Porter]
Lovely second book in the trilogyI Just finished Shadows of the Mind...can't wait for Clearing the Mist now! Bring it on! [by Valerie Smith]
BrilliantJust a note Owen, I finished your book last night. I could not put it down, neglected to do stuff around the farm as I had to finish it. Brilliant story, I just loved it. I'm looking forward now to the conclusion of the trilogy Clearing of the Mist. Well done. [by Dave Gedye]
You have done it againOwen...once again you've done it. Written a great yarn that I couldn't put down. Enjoyed Shadows as much as Whispers and that was immensely!. I really did enjoy both books Owen you should be incredibly proud, they both are great reads. I'm looking forward to the Hollywood Movies coming out. Get writing the third installment I'm really looking forward to it. [by Barry Corbett]
Looking forward to the next bookI have finished your book today. How and when is the next one out in the trilogy? I enjoyed the read immensely! I need the next book out now damn it I can't wait. [by Lorraine Wills]
Just finished your bookI just finished your book Shadows of the Mind Owen, in a couple of nights. I have to say I thoroughly enjoy this book as well as the first book in the trilogy Whispers of the Past. Now I cannot wait for the final book to come out Clearing of the Mist. Great story. It is well written. Thank you. [by Keith Potter]
Great storyBoth of Owen's books 'Whispers of the past' and 'Shadows of the Mind' are very good reads & I recommend them to anyone who enjoys a good book. I am looking forward to the third book in this trilogy which will be out next year. Owen has always been able to tell a good story and as historical novels these are brilliant! [by Kevin Tomes]
Video 1: Shadows of the Mind
Video 2: Whispers of the Past Promo Video
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