What I Loved:
The Girl in the Scarlet Chair had a wonderful story around superstition, customs, and romance. I really loved the way Janice Tremayne melded these three topics together to create a beautiful story.
How I Felt:
The Writing: This book has solid story with great writing. The beginning of the story grabbed me immediately. The cadence of the dialog and inner thoughts of the characters took a bit of getting used to. It felt a bit jumpy at times, but overall, did not ruin this book in any way for me.
The Characters: Clarisse was a character that I really liked. I connected with her and understood her struggles with starting a relationship with a man so different from her own background. Harry was a lovable character as well. I enjoyed watching the two of them work toward a relationship. The romance did not feel forced and it was definitely a clean romance for those that are looking for a book like that.
The Plot: I loved the mystery surrounding the locked room and “the chair”. I liked that the author gave the introduction to the room when the main character, Clarisse, is a small child and then time jumps to her as an adult. It gave me a good sense of the superstition surrounding the room and family.
Overall: The Girl in the Scarlet Chair was a good story with an interesting premise. The romance was light and clean and had a fun paranormal addition.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Girl in the Scarlet Chair for readers that enjoy a bit of a paranormal story with clean romance.
Where to Find This Book:
The Girl in the Scarlet Chair by Janice Tremayne is available at these sites.
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When a malicious chair’s only desire is to prosper from the negative thoughts of doomed relationships—will Clarisse be willing to trade her mind for a premonition of love?
They don’t have the safety of distance to rely upon—only five days to decide if they are made for each other before Harry leaves back home—or will the mysterious scarlet chair decide their fate?
She was unlucky in love, recently separated and desperately searching for the man of her dreams. For Clarisse, life became so lonely that she fell in love with his picture. For Harry, recently divorced— it carried risk and uncertainty?
In this heart-rending search for passion, he travels to the city of our affection (Manila) to meet Clarisse—a woman of immense beauty and problematic past. In this journey of new adult love, Harry leaves his western-centric norms behind. He is immersed in the city of affection—vibrant, alive, bustling and enjoying the pleasure of being. But will Clarisse have the courage to tell him everything—past secrets, fears, and inhibition. She has never dated a foreign man before, and how will this relationship play out?
The Girl in the Scarlet Chair is the first book in the City of Affection series—a new adult, clean romance with paranormal and supernatural elements by Janice Tremayne. The three-part series takes you on a heart-rending, supernatural and paranormal romantic experience. Love is not straightforward in the city of affection—shrouded in old family superstition and tragic tales, there are no shortcuts to an enduring relationship, and love becomes a test of fortitude and devotion. There is constant negative energy at play that threatens to destroy relationships before they can grow into altars of love. For those bold enough to travel to the city of affection in search of everlasting happiness—difficult challenges await. Each book in the series will immerse you in a different relationship, their challenges and a unique storyline.
Just the Facts:
- The Girl in the Scarlet Chair by Janice Tremayne
- Series: City of Affection book 1
- Genre: Romance / Paranormal
- Page Count: 222 pages
- Publisher: Millport Press
- Pub Date: November 26, 2019
I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.
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