Under the Same Sky by Genevieve Graham
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: ebook via NetGalley
Rating: A-; Nearly perfect, a keeper/2 – Implied or mild
Synopsis: The year is 1746. A young woman from South Carolina and a Scottish Highlander share an intimacy and devotion beyond their understanding. They have had visions of each other their entire lives. And yet they have never met.
Now, with their lives torn asunder, Maggie Johnson and Andrew MacDonnell’s quest to find each other is guided only by their dreams—and by the belief in the true love they share.
On the Carolina frontier Maggie Johnson’s family struggles to survive. Maggie’s gift of “the sight” and her visions show her a presence she calls Wolf. She watches him grow from a boy her age to a man even as she goes from child to woman.
Andrew MacDonald has always wondered about the girl he sees in his dreams. He is able to talk to her through their thoughts and vows that even if he must cross an ocean he will find her. They are thrust into different situations: Andrew fights for the doomed Jacobite cause and Maggie is captured by slavers, then rescued and brought into a kind, loving Native American tribe. They each believe in destiny and the power of the love they have shared forever. – via GoodReads
Why I Picked It Up: I read the book description when the author got in touch with me and I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to read it.
What I Lurved: Oh my goodness! It’s more like what’s not to love? Graham does such a wonderful job describing the settings and events in Under the Same Sky! I could vividly see everything Graham was describing. As soon as I started reading it, I could not put it down. Andrew and Maggie (our hero and heroine) have been able to communicate telepathically for as long as they can remember even though they have never met. This really added to the book and helped develop the relationship. The Cherokee play a large role in Under the Same Sky and I really enjoyed the detail about their lives and beliefs. Genevieve Graham includes such beautiful detail that I had no trouble imagining any part of the book.
What I Could Have Lived Without: This really isn’t a complaint but Andrew and Maggie each have some pretty traumatic stuff happen during the book. This definitely added to the book but it made me hurt for the characters.
Recommended For: Anyone who enjoys historical fiction. If you enjoyed the historical aspects and detail in Outlander, you’ll enjoy Under the Same Sky. Make sure you don’t miss this one.
Avoid If: You enjoy a romance where the hero and heroine are together most of the book.
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