Until Next Time
(The Angel Chronicles # 1)
By: Amy Lignor
Pub. Date: February 1, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
Source: ebook from Publisher
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?
Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.
When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.
From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.
Elisa and Matt have spent their time in Heaven learning and training for their mission on Earth. They are Angel partners who are also soul mates. They are sent to Earth to understand human emotions and help the humans solve their problems. Their souls are put into the bodies of Liz and Daniel, and they have no memory or recollection about who they really are. After Liz meets Jason, her life changes b/c she falls completely in love with him, even though her soul is supposed to be with Matt.
Until Next Time was a quick read. The writing flowed nicely and I really enjoyed the ending. My favorite character was Jason. He's had a very difficult life, but the abuse he has suffered as a young boy by the hands of the lady he and his family worked for made him the man he became. Liz needed a strong man with the life she had as well and I really loved the two of them together.
I was very surprised that it was set in 1810
. I thought this completely changed the story. My blogger friend, Ex Libris Kate mentioned that the characters didn't talk like they would have in 19th Century Ireland, and I completely agree with her. This was a bit of a turn off for me. I was also confused with what Elisa and Matt was supposed to be doing on Earth. It didn't really make sense to me until half way through the story. Ireland
Overall, I enjoyed Until Next Time. It was an interesting and original angel story. I am excited to read more from Amy Lignor.