Book Review: Never Leave Me
In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.
When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug--including sending her back into the past to find it for them.
Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.
I was excited to read this book after really enjoying the first one. Sadly, I found myself struggling with this book. I did not connect with Ellen as I did her sister, Marian. Whereas, with the first book, I found the time travel very intriguing as well. In the present with this book, I felt the story did not have much happening in the story and therefore moved slowly. At times I would find myself re-reading passages.
Ellen was not as open minded about what was happening to her as Marian. Yet, there was a part of the story where I did find myself more invested, but this did not happen until the halfway point. Which is where the story did pick up some momentum. So, in my opinion, the latter half of the story is stronger than the first half.