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Lynette Ferreira was born in South Africa, grew up in many places, including Namibia, and even lived for more than a decade in the Republic of Ireland. She returned to South Africa in 2008, but is once again settled in Ireland. For most of her adult live she worked as a personal assistant at a financial institution. Her first book, "My Recycled Soul" went through to the young adult quarter finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2010, and in 2011 her novel "When We Love" went through to the young adult quarter finals in ABNA as well.
Tracey Spiteri (YA Book Addict)
on July 05, 2012 :
I love the idea of two souls being connected and finding each other at different points through time. The coming together of two souls who may have been kept apart previously by circumstance, finding each other again and hopefully getting it right.
Elizabeth has always be very good at covering up her emotions. Making people believe that all is right in her world. When she and her family relocate from California to Ireland she tries her hardest to cover her unhappiness.
When Elizabeth and Jared meet I was slightly thrown by their instant love, but once you understand the premise of the story and the connection of their souls it makes complete sense. And they were so good together!! And he sees through her act at making everyone think she is happy. I flew through the first half of the book as the two of them spent time together. And then out of the blue I was thrown by a decision that Elizabeth makes and it took me a little while to get back in to the groove of the story.
Enter Joshua. I didn't warm to him straight away. But as the story went on, warm to him I did and then I was knocked for six by the turn in the story!! It was completely unexpected and I could feel all the emotions that Elizabeth was experiencing!!
There was a point in the book where Jared tells Elizabeth that she frustrates him and I have to admit that there were times when I felt exactly the same way!! I just felt that she jumped to conclusions so quickly without talking things through.
Is My Recycled Soul a book that I would recommend? Most definitely!! It was a really easy and enjoyable read and the whole concept of the story was great!
(reviewed long after purchase)