Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite...."5/5 Stars"
"The Twin Souls is a
vivid and intense novel comprised of two stories set in two Native
American tribes. It is full of suspense and drama and is about the
difficult circumstances under which lovers meet and the challenges they
face later on due to sadistic people who target the heroines. There is a
deeply spiritual way in which Holly Newhouse depicts her heroines. They
both are extremely self sacrificing, caring and also brave. Their male
counterparts are protective archetypal heroes with soft hearts.
The twists in the story are gripping and the situations are very
believable, making this work potentially popular in the historical and
cultural genres. The narrative emphasises the theme of twin souls, their
instant recognition and desperate desire to be with each other against
all odds. Newhouse paints romance effortlessly in such a way as to allow
it to be realistic, passionate, bold and transcendental.
There is a wonderful closeness and merging that is achieved, and readers
interested in close romance will enjoy the special qualities conferred
on the characters, such as being able to feel each other’s emotions and
thoughts, and being able to transfer pain when needed. Newhouse also
handles love from other relationships, such as brotherly, fatherly and
motherly love, with sincerity, realism and compassion.
The book is artistic and spiritual without compromising on suspense and
passion. This is a wonderful combination and I highly recommend this
book to anyone interested in a bold cultural romance which is not
pretentious and yet contains important ideals regarding the spiritual
concept of male and female twin souls."
"Twin Souls....5/5 Stars" by Jackie Baker
I really enjoyed this story!!!!! The twist and turns was awesome. She who walks with the wolves captured my heart but that's what the intention was!! I cannot wait to read the next book!!! to find out what is in store!
"Best Read in a long time!....5/5 Stars" By Jen Hodgell
Hands down one of my favorite new books. I felt like I was actually in the book and going through it all w/ main characters. From finding true love to being torn away only to find each other once again. Its a great journey that I couldn't put down; very good page turner. Can't wait for the sequel!
Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite on March 15, 2015
5 out of 5 Stars!!
Prophecy Fulfilled: Book 3 of the Eternity Series by Holly Newhouse is a sea of emotions, healing, trauma, war and moments of spiritual awe. Its intense episodes are imbued with sweetness, humour, spirit, joy and tribulation and are written with a candid and deep style. It is a close look at what life may have been like for an Indian nation facing ruthless invaders. The excellent character portrayal will take you deep into the minds of the characters, and elements of telepathy between them further enhance the intrigue surrounding the soul mate connection. Again, Newhouse has diligently depicted the beauty and splendor of the Indian tribes, as well as the suffering and challenges they endured. If you enjoyed the first two books, you will find this third book compelling due to the destiny of the main characters in protecting the Indian nation and in uniting different tribes with a shared purpose.
I especially enjoyed the depiction of "the Great Spirit" since there is a deep spiritual mystery surrounding its involvement in the Indian tribes' lives, and their defense against the invaders. Another aspect which I enjoyed was the marriage of new couple, Shadow Hawk and She who Walks with Wolves. It was a highly involving experience to observe their playful, passionate moments as well as the challenges of trust and understanding which they underwent.
It's difficult to capture every feature of Prophecy Fulfilled and do it justice in a review. Suffice it to say, the revelations, lyrical moments, plot twists and challenges will sustain interest, while the essential female and male heroic spirits weave into these episodes a touching, brave and riveting saga of tribulation, triumph and the struggle to save morale and dignity during the invasion.
Author Holly Newhouse achieves an excellent momentum in this book since she incorporates many moments of excitement, spiritual awe, and pride in such a heavy subject as the invasion of the native Indian lands. In so doing, she enters the core of universal spirituality which sees into each and every being, and also sees the potential and power of the collective whole. Reading this book would make you want to meet the lead characters, who are raw, sincere and charismatic. This book, in addition to the previous two, would make an excellent series of films.