on April 21, 2014 :
Author K. C. Finn managed to capture all of my attention in her novel The Mind’s Eye. Usually, I find myself reading more than one book at a time, read a few chapters in one and then switch to another, rinse and repeat until I’ve finished. But not this time. This time I found I couldn’t bear to move on to something else, not even for just a moment. I needed to find out what happened next to Kit Cavendish. I needed to know if Henri would ever find safety. And I wanted more than anything to discover what was really going on with the Cavendish family, if there was anything more than a poor family torn apart by war. What’s more, there was Ty Gwyn and another family with a secret hidden away. There was no way I was putting this book down, not until all of my questions were answered, and I didn’t.
The Mind’s Eye, a story set smack dab in the middle of World War II, not only entertained me with the paranormal element of a girl with a psychic ability, but also managed to teach me a thing or two about the effects the war had on citizens of other countries. I, as a general rule, do not usually enjoy historical fiction. Most of the time, the authors spend countless pages describing scenery and attire so that by the end of the first chapter I’m either on the edge of falling asleep or I’ve developed a rather irksome eye twitch. K.C. Finn, however, has successfully won me over, not only by catching my attention, but by holding it. If you haven’t read The Mind’s Eye yet, I highly recommend you do. You will not be disappointed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)