This review is from: From Stardust To Babylon (Kindle Edition)
I went into this book (or journey) rather sceptical about liking it purely based upon the notion that it appeared to be not one of my favourite genres, a romance, a girly romance novel! Although I started it with intrigue into what makes this successful genre tick. What I came out with at the other end was something quite different, surprising and I'm pleased I persevered with the beginnings, as it starts pretty much how I'd expected, boy meets girl and have an affair which becomes obsessive.
This book though can be divided into three sections, as the first bit deals with the meeting and coupling of the two central characters, primarily a simple love story. The second section moves into a more spiritual relationship with the passing of the male character, rather reminiscent of the film Ghost. The third half sees the protagonist learning and understanding more of the spiritual world and uncovering some miraculous self-revelations, something of the like I have never read before. This then leaves the reader bowled over by the changes in direction, coupled with the fact that it is written autobiographically and quite simple; there are no cryptic clues, puzzling poetry it is straight as if the author is telling you the tale over a cup of tea, perhaps on a comfy sofa somewhere.
Not being the most experimental set of words then, one gets the impression that this is not an author trying to sell you a story but an honest account from an ordinary girl on an extraordinary journey and therefore projects as a very nice, thoughtful and uplifting read. Without great expectations I was more than pleasantly surprised. Believer or non-believer it doesn't matter as Amanda brings a very convincing argument to the table about the existence of a spirit within us all. So from humble beginning comes an ambitious message which is conveyed with fascination and deep mystical connotations, a very thoughtful and inspiring read.