Samhain and Stretch Marks
Ocean Top Press
September 1, 2021
Fantasy - Paranormal
Florry loves living in the small town of Lost Springs, Kansas, even if being a divorcee is looked down upon. Since her children are grown and her ex-husband has moved on to his new wife, Florry was free. Looking forward to her new lease on life, she could not wait to get started. That is until a bracelet permanently attached itself to her arm and she began talking to a ghost.
Lisa Manifold offers an intimate glance into Florry’s past in her novella Samhain and Stretch Marks. An interesting concept, Lisa dives into the nuances and particulars one must go through to become an Oracle, conveying a bit of clarity for her readers.
She also exhibits her knack to be a competent writer, with no sexual content and a limited amount of spelling and grammatical errors. Yet, the quantity of profane language, although borderline, was distracting. Plus, the story did not flow well; the timeline was confusing leaping from one event to another. So, a rating of 3 out of 5 stars is the result.
However, given the story is a prequel, it may be better received if read after the original series. Will need to reassess when completed.
A few actions may cause discomfort, so please read with caution if affected by any of the following: divorce, alcohol consumption, arrest, deceit, betrayal, and bullying.
A prequel to The Oracle of Wynter Series, Samhain and Stretch Marks, explains how Florry came to be.