This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Under the Same Sky
Date of Review: 04/10/12
How far would you go to find your soul mate or your other half? This pair have to deal with much adversity to be together.
Maggie Johnson has the "Sight". Her mother is aware of this, as she has the Sight, as did her mother. Maggie has visions of events and sees her Wolf in her dreams. It is this wolf who supports and encourages her especially when she needs it. Maggie is sent some big challenges that she has to deal with. Firstly her mother is shot and Maggie and her three sisters are kidnapped, bashed and raped. As they are being taken to the leader of the group, the Cherokee rescue the girls. The two girls heal and find the strength to go on after their ordeal. It is when they are with the Cherokees that Maggie comes across the leader of the group as her Sight provided her with the information but there is a conspiracy against her when she tells the authorities. Maggie eventually finds her wolf and heals.
Andrew MacDonnell also has his share of ordeals. He is a participant in the battle of Culloden in the Scottish Highlands and sees his father and brothers killed on the battlefield. When he returns home his mother has also been killed. Andrew walks for weeks before he finds another soul. He eventually makes the decision to go to the colonies and travels with a friend, a woman and two children.
Maggie’s story is written in the first person, and the third person for Andrew’s story. It is done in sections so the reader has some opportunity to switch between first person and third person with little difficulty.
The descriptions used by Ms Graham of the battle of Culloden, the kidnapping of the girls and the scenery makes the reader apart of the story. The detail is very vivid and at times you felt you are there with the characters.
This is probably not a conventional historical romance. Throughout the book there is more a spiritual connection between the hero and heroine since they were children as they live on separate continents. The pair know the other is out there and must find each other no matter what. It is this need that helps them through all types of adversity and ordeals. It even helps when there are other suitors, who do rubbish the idea that this pair know they are to be with one particular person, until they see the pair together and know that they were meant to be.