Friday, March 23, 2012

Under the Same Sky by Genevieve Graham

The story begins with a young Maggie Johnson living in 1730's rural South Carolina with her Mother and two younger sisters. Ever since she can recall, Maggie has had "the Sight", she could see things before they happened, find things that were misplaced and her most interesting ability, an almost psychic link to a boy far away. Maggie sees him in her dreams as if she's right there with him. She gives him the moniker of "Wolf" and they continue to visit and provide comfort to each other in their dreams.

Andrew MacDonnell is from the Scottish Highlands and his dreams of Maggie are as real to him as anything he can touch.He also has the "the Sight" . Andrew lives with his parents and brothers in unstable Scotland, where war and skirmishes were an everyday occurrence of the time.  

As the years go by, Maggie's and Andrew's connection grows even from afar, and when tragedy strikes the pair from all sides, the need for them to come together in reality keeps them going even under the worst of conditions. Maggie's and Andrew's saga takes them from the comfort of their homes and throws them into life-threatening situations that would wear any normal person down. From the Highlands of Scotland through the colonies in the mid 1700's Andrew journey, finds him friends along the way to ease some of his burdens, while Maggie is taken in by the Cherokee. 

Under the Same Sky is a fabulous read. I went in knowing nothing about what it was about and was immediately drawn in. It is not your typical "happily ever after" romance, it's so much more. I ran the full spectrum of emotions, all the way from fear and horror to exhaltation. This read is not for the faint of heart.
This is Genevieve Graham's first novel and what an amazing debut. Under the Same Sky is gritty and innovative and Genevieve brings her characters to life. Thank you Genevieve Graham for such a wonderful story, you now have a new fan.

5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)

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