In This Life by Terri Herman-Ponce

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    If you’re a fan of reincarnation stories, modern-day commando operatives or ancient Egypt, I recommend this book highly.

    Psychologist Lottie Morgan knows something is wrong when she starts reliving memories of a lover she’s never had. At first, she attributes them to fever-induced dreams. But when the fever disappears and the visions don’t, Lottie thinks she may need therapy of her own.

    Then she meets Galen. Their first encounter is as intense as it is eye-opening, and Lottie is unprepared for the fire Galen arouses in her. His revelation that they shared a passionate relationship thousands of years ago explains the memories and entices Lottie into wanting to learn more about her past. Her decision, however, comes at a price. Galen may hold the answers but he’s a growing temptation as well. One that could destroy the devoted, lifelong relationship Lottie has with her current lover, David. One that could also cost her life. Someone else knows of Lottie’s past and is determined to stop her from uncovering secrets they want kept hidden.

    As parallels between both of her lives emerge and the memories escalate, Lottie becomes caught between two lifetimes, two men and long-buried deceptions that present an opportunity to right previous wrongs. Unless Lottie repeats her past mistakes.

    A Review by Becky Lower:

    Terri Herman-Ponce
    Terri Herman-Ponce

    Lottie Morgan is a psychologist, dealing with other people’s problems, when she has a boatload of her own. She begins to have `episodes’, in which she recalls past lives and past memories. And she decides to face her confusing memories head-on and to right previous wrongs in the hope of creating a forever future with the man she loves in this lifetime.

    Terri Herman-Poncé really is telling three stories in one with In This Life, and does so masterfully. But, just as I was sliding into one of the stories, she’d yank me out of it and put me into another. But I never knew which one was coming. Was it the innocent playfulness of a young boy and girl, or the sensuous swirl of unbridled lust for a strange man? Then, I’d just get going in whatever story she plopped me into and I’d be yanked back to Lottie’s reality again. I have to admit, this book initially confused and frustrated me. Then, it hit me -what I was experiencing was mild in comparison to what Lottie was experiencing. I’ve never been so deep into a character’s point of view before. Nicely done!

    If you’re a fan of reincarnation stories, modern-day commando operatives or ancient Egypt, I recommend this book highly.