Book: Twice Upon a Kiss
Author: Jane Susann MacCarter
POV: 1st person by Stella and Harry, present tense
Setting: Minneapolis (present day) and Jarmo (7000 BCE)
Genre: NA contemporary, paranormal/fantasy, historical
Source: Physical copy, author (thank you, Jane!)
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release: June 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
|College senior Stella Denton has very few prospects and even fewer suitors—i.e. none—when a gunshot wound to the head catapults her from her life in 21st century Minneapolis to Jarmo, a real-life hunter-gatherer society circa 7000 BCE, located in what will become modern-day Iraq. As Stella starts living sequentially in both the past and the present, she finds, much to her surprise, that she thrives far more in the ancient society of Jarmo.|
Life in ancient times, though, is not always idyllic and peaceful. An impending war in Jarmo could get her people slaughtered unless she takes immediate action to save herself and her tribe. Yet having something worth fighting for--even dying for-- makes Stella feel more alive than she ever has in her mundane modern existence.
During her dual-life journey, Stella draws the interest of Dr. Vale, an unappreciated thirty-something professor of paleoanthropology; charismatic Chieftain Hari of the Jarmo tribe; and young Ashur, a prehistoric teenager in need of lessons in love. When the time comes to make an irrevocable choice between her two lives, will Stella choose down-to-earth reality or the allure of the unknown?