Review: In Heaven’s Shadow by Sue Bolich













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Book Blurb:

Lilith Stark knows from experience that dead doesn’t necessarily mean gone. Gettysburg took Joab’s life, but her husband struck a bargain with Heaven to come home instead. She’s not about to turn away whatever the Yankees have left to her of their all-too-brief marriage. But when she inadvertently lets slip to the neighbors that not only Joab has come home, but one of the neighbor boys as well, she ignites a town already rubbed raw by the endless sorrows of civil war. Lilith, hoping to salvage the situation, only puts her foot in it deeper when she offers the good people of Browns Corners, Virginia, the benefits of her strange and perhaps saintly father’s magical elixir. With the neighbors fighting over the elixir, the Reverend Fisk convinced she’s the lying daughter of a shiftless devil, and the bereaved mother of the ghost living in Lilith’s barn turning the whole town against her, Lilith’s happy penchant for creating unexpected rainbows curdles to a despairing gathering of black creepers instead. A private little war between Lilith and the Reverend leads to a very public confrontation in which Lilith will either get the town to accept her–magic, ghosts, and all–or find herself locked away as a madwoman, deprived of everything that makes her life worthwhile.


Bolich brings your not so typical love story to light with In Heaven’s Shadow. In Heaven’s Shadow follows the life of heroine, Lilith. She is magical, funny, and feisty. Unfortunately the civil war rages and there are many causalities. Lilith’s husband Joab is one of them, but there love is so strong that not even death can part them. Joab’s ghost is with her, but it’s not what he expected nor wanted. Meanwhile Lilith has problems of her own and they start when she unexpectedly tells people that her husband is back along with one of the neighbor’s sons! She also tells them of a magic elixir that has helped, now the townspeople want it, and she’s made a new enemy out of the Reverend. Can she stop the Reverend from turning the town’s people against her and can she get what she wants? Bolich created a fun and entertaining read. I couldn’t put it down! Lilith is my favorite in the story as she really rebels against the Reverend and tries to find happiness for her and her husband. Bolich’s In Heaven’s Shadow has it all, love, magic, and fun!

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