The Soulweaver is an adult, fantasy romance by Heidi Catherine, and is recently published on January 19th, 2018.
She’s loved and lost him a hundred times across a thousand years. She can’t bear to lose him again.
Lin’s dreams are haunted by faces of people she’s never met. Unable to shake the feeling she’s lived before, she’s drawn to Reinier—a stranger whose soul is heartbreakingly familiar from a time gone by.
Reinier helps Lin unravel the mystery of her past life as Hannah, a girl who sacrificed herself for her true love, Matthew. As Lin falls hopelessly in love with Reinier, her memories of her life as Hannah sharpen and she finds herself unable to let go of Matthew.
With her heart torn in two, Lin must decide whether she should stand by Reinier’s side or track down Matthew and fight for his love. What she doesn’t know is that her decision will ripple across our troubled planet, affecting far more lives than just her own.
Winner of Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Pro award, The Soulweaver is a story that will change the way you see the world.
The Soulweaver is concentrated on the theme of reincarnation and the entire life-after-death trope. It’s interesting, no doubt, especially when there’s a love triangle involved in the midst of these subjects—and no, not in the forced manner, but in a realistically entangled way. Lin, the female protagonist, is dead and draws herself to Reiner. Their journey, while Lin digs the truths about her past life only to find she was Hannah who had sacrificed herself for the love, Mathew. Now, of course, her feelings heighten and she’s unable to understand if her past love is stronger or her present one. Ultimately, this leads to a love triangle that plays with the reader’s emotions and leaves them overwhelmed at the end—which, by the way, was the best part of this entire book.
Though the story was super intriguing and I’m all for the metaphysical, paranormal, and mind-boggling theories, I do try to stray away when these ideas are mingled with subtle religious notions and flowery prose. The writing was good, no doubt, but at times I had to skim over since it kind of bored me and frequently drifted from the main point. Apart from these two, I really liked the story. It’s one of those where while I’m reading, I feel like this isn’t fun, but when the last page turns over, I realise what I just read and boom!it was good. The romance is yet another aspect that stood out for me; the book explores the concept of soulmates diligently and impressed me on that front. There are revelations and those stop me from saying much because, you guys know, spoiler-free review is what I’m intending here.
I would recommend this to all those looking for a riveting read that would, if not enlighten, give a perspective to wonder, all the while weaving a romance that wins your heart.
Heidi’s debut novel, The Soulweaver, won Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Pro award and will be released by Crooked Cat Books on 19 Jan 2018.
Not being able to decide if she prefers living in Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, Heidi shares her time between both places. She is similarly pulled in opposing directions by her two sons and two dogs, remaining thankful she only has one husband.
Win one of the three signed paperback copies of Heidi Catherine’s novelette, The Moonchild, prequel to The Soulweaver. Open INTL and ends Feb 1st.
I received a digital copy of this book via a blog tour participation but that in no way influences my rating and/or opinions about it. Thank you Xpresso Book Tours, Crooked Cat Books, and Heidi Catherine!