Echoes of the Past (The Lobster Cove Series) is a magic realism, time travel, romantic novella by
Isabeau was born and raised in Lobster Cove, only not like everyone else. In 1962 she was accused of witchcraft and was burnt at the stake, or that had been the town’s intention. Desperate to avoid her fate Isabeau cast a spell, one intended to set her free. But spells of such magnitude are difficult. Instead of finding herself no longer with Lobster Cove’s borders she find herself trapped within them, the only difference, the year. She soon discovers attempting to leave the town results in her being thrown through through time once more. Fifteen years have past and understanding the rules of her imprisonment Isabeau has managed to build a home for herself and adopts a dog to fill the void she feels within her life. Then along comes Grayson Wright, the nephew of the only person Isabeau has ever trusted with her secret, and it seems he is set on exposing whatever she is hiding, only it isn’t what he thinks it to be.
Emma Kaye has a wonderful writing style. While I read a lot there are only a few styles that will completely captivate me in this manner. I was hooked from the first page and lost in Isabeau’s story. One thing I really appreciated was the fact the author didn’t make the time travel or witchcraft all consuming. Like everything in life it has an impact on the character, it is part of their identity, but it doesn’t rule their every waking moment. This is a love story, and a well crafted one at that. I thought the characters were brilliant, and this story has made me keen to read more work from Emma Kaye.