Review of Shattered Shells: Third novel in Author Francene Stanley's Paranormal Moonstone Series

Touching Story Written From The Heart

Shattered Shells is the third novel in the paranormal Moonstone series set in the seaside village of St. Ives. In this book, the protagonist Liliha continues to alter lives with the use of her moonstone—an ancient Egyptian ring that merges her with the minds of those in turmoil. Through positive and rational thinking, Liliha is able to enable people to save themselves. My first thought when reading the book was that Author Francene Stanley who is an amazing person, has a gift for creating broken and flawed characters.

Liliha is a woman buried deep in grief. She's lost her husband, her daughters are living far away and her loneliness permeates the air like a bad smell. This becomes even more evident as she attempts to help an equally broken young girl, Ellen, get back on her feet—placing her in the path of a pimp and a crook who would like nothing more than to do Liliha harm. As she awakens with no memory in a hospital, she realizes the ring is gone. Dun Dun Dun!

Can I just start by saying I love this author’s imagination. She goes to places where I myself love to go—magical heirlooms that offer up psychic powers and force people to play detective. How could I resist that premise? The difference is she truly writes from the heart and I feel this series is best suited to those who love and adore women’s literature. I myself tend to reach for paranormal, adventure, mystery and thrillers but I tend to shy away with anything that has too much feeling and this one had me feeling emotions all over the place! Great Job Francene! I do recommend reading the first two books in the series first to gain a richer understanding of the story as a whole.

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  1. Embrace your emotions, Rachael. We all have them. Thanks for a great review.

    1. You're most welcome Francene and maybe one day. :)


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