From the first page this book captivated me. At first I was like, Wow! This is really good for a self-published book. By the second page I was thinking Damn! This is a good book, period. One of the best I’ve read this year. By the last page I didn’t want it to end.
Out of the Ashes by Lori Dillon is hard to pigeonhole. It is definitely romance. But, there are guardian angels, reincarnation, volcanic eruptions, WWII, true love, and all the rest that add up to an amazing enjoyable read.
David and Sera are a couple that you root for time and time again (pun intended).
Description from Amazon:
Theirs was a love destined to be — torn apart by the wrath of Vesuvius
Pompeii, AD 79
David and Sera are soul mates meant to be together, if only their bumbling guardian angels could do their job right…
First united in Pompeii as a privileged merchant’s daughter and a slave gladiator, their young love is cut short when Vesuvius unexpectedly erupts. After several botched attempts, their angels get one final chance to bring the couple together and personally escort them back to war-torn Italy, nearly two thousand years later.
Sera is now an archeologist excavating the ruins of Pompeii. David is an American soldier masquerading as an Italian, sent to spy on the Germans camped near the ruins. With the help of their earth-bound angels, they soon find each other again as they excavate the ruins.
But will deception, the horrors of war, and the forgotten tragedy of their past lives, prevent them from unearthing the love of a lifetime?