Book Review: Seduction by M.J. Rose

May 23, 2013

Seduction by M.J. Rose is another novel in the Reincarnationist series. This is the fifth book in the series and deals with past lives as do the other books.

  • 384 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451621507

Book Review: Seduction by M.J. Rose

My Rating for Seduction4

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Seduction by M.J. Rose (web­site) is a detailed and somewhat haunting novel. This Gothic tales touches on reincarnation (as do the other books in the series), love and loss, pain and family secrets.

Half the book takes place in present time, the other half in the past in which author Victor Hugo is a major part of. While I do enjoy Ms. Rose’s work and writing style, the fact that Hugo was in the book was a major draw for me.

While there is some romance in the book, as well as a few paranormal elements (not the normal genre I read) they are sub-stories to the main narrative. As the other books in the series, this one also deals with finding about past lives and how they affect individuals to this day.

While the book can be read as a standalone book, I felt that it was more of a direct sequel to the previous one, The Book of Lost Fragrances. The characters in the series grow with each book and I believe that the reader will enjoy Seduction much more if he/she read the previous novel.

The narrative will appeal to those who liked the previous book, I have very little interest in the paranormal and/or incarnation but I do enjoy a good story. The book is well written and Ms. Rose keeps developing the characters in each novel. At the end of the book the author provides a very informative chapter about Hugo, his experiments with the paranormal and what is history and what is fiction in the narrative.

Victor Hugo, famous French novelist, has lost his 19 year-old daughter to the sea. In a self imposed exile on the Isle of Jersey, the grieving father has started to participate in hundreds of séances trying to contact his loving daughter. In the process Hugo claimed to have talked with such luminaries as Plato, Galileo, Shakespeare, Dante, Jesus and even Lucifer.

Jac L’Etoile who seems to have no rest from life’s dramas arrives on the Isle of Jersey hoping to investigate the island’s Celtic roots. Jac’s friend, another troubled soul by the name of Theo Gaspard, hopes she’ll him discover Hugo’s lost conversations with the “Shadow of the Sepulcher”.

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One Comment

  • ConnieMay 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I bought the book on and the audio version is amazing also.

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