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Body and Soul ❰Epub❯ ➟ Body and Soul Author Susan Krinard – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The bestselling author of Prince of Shadows and Twice a Hero again displays her incredible talent and imagination in an enchanting new romance about a love so deep it will bring a man and a woman toge The bestselling author of Prince of Shadows and Twice a Hero again displays her incredible talent and imagination in an enchanting new romance about a love so deep it will bring a man and a woman togetherin another century another lifeJesse Copeland Body and ePUB ´ an expert in mountain rescues has returned to Manzanita after years in the Peace Corps Despite an indomitable courage that sent her rappelling down cliffs she is haunted by the nightmares and shadowy half memories surrounding her mother's mysterious death Now she is determined to find out if her mother's accident was murder What she finds instead is a man as transparent as air sensual muscular his blue eyes burning into hers as she cries out one word from a place deep within her DavidDavid Ventris Lord Ashthorpe late of His Majesty's Light Dragoons is simply put a ghost He's waited two centuries to be called back to earth by the woman he wronged He knew her as Sophie a wondrous lady who sparked a passion so blazing that time could not dim the flames Now he is being given the chance to guard her from danger and get back his soul if only she will believe him real and not madness If only she will love him enough to create a miracleand give him life again.


About the Author: Susan Krinard

Prince of Wolves her first romance novel and one of the earliest to feature a werewolf hero was the result Within a year Susan had sold the manuscript to Bantam as part of a three book contract and the novel went on Body and ePUB ´ to make several bestseller listsSince then she's written and published over fourteen paranormal and fantasy novels and written stories for a number of anthologies both fantasy and romance Both the anthology Out of This World which included Susan's Kinsman and the novel.



10 thoughts on “Body and Soul

  1. Misfit Misfit says:

    35 starsThe setting for this story is Manzanita a small town in California's Trinity Alps When Jesse Copeland was a young girl her mother committed suicide supposedly and a distraught Jesse attacked the man she believed responsible She was sent away for her own good and when recovered went to work for the Peace Corps When the story opens she's recently returned to town and trying to rebuild her life when the man she believes responsible for her mother's death suddenly returns to town and he's definitely up to no goodSo who does a girl get to help her when everyone thinks she's a bit off her rocker and the bad guy is the best guy ever? In Jesse's case she stumbles into David Ventris Lord Ashthorpe late of His Majesty's Light Dragoons David fell in battle at Waterloo and has been in ghostly limbo ever since and Jesse just might be the woman do get him out of limbo You wanted to know who I am? I'm a lost soul and you are the key too my salvationIf you refuse me I'm uite simply damnedOh hell it's too complicated to explain without spoiling half the story I found this a light easy read for a beach readbrain candy kind of day I liked both characters and there was definitely a lot of sexual chemistry between them Some of the storyline is a bit predictable but there were also enough twists and turns to keep me reading There is a lot of woowoo in this story with the ghost and the reincarnation of several people from a past life let alone the appearance of Wellington at the end a bit of a stretch so YMMV if this book is a good fit or not While there is a storyline surrounding the characters from the past it gets very minimal coverage so don't expect something like you'd get from Susanna Kearsley And while there isn't sex on every page when it does happen it's front and center and not behind closed doors reading tastes vary so I try to point that out


  2. Gloriamarie Gloriamarie says:

    Gotta tell you I love me some Gothic novels Have done since I first discovered them in Cox's an early precursor to the modern convenience store Of course it was better than a convenience store because it sold comic books now called graphic novels and books That was in the mid 1960s and I devoured every Gothic novel I found there and also the public library Give me the eerie the touch of the paranormal the strange inexplicable events the strange inexplicable peopleAdd to that good plot development deft character development believable characters with some twists and surprises and I am uite happy This book delivered it all and I intend to read my this author


  3. JoAnn JoAnn says:

    Body and Soul as a whole was a pretty good tale Except the end You have this complex story about a ghost and 3 reincarnated souls but the ending is so simple and basic it ruined it for me


  4. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    Just ghosts in this one Fun


  5. Antoinette Antoinette says:

    Not my thing


  6. Paranormal Romance Paranormal Romance says:

    Memories from her childhood still resonate with the heroine even these long years later The repressed events which convince her that her mothers murder was done by the boyfriend the years spent in a mental hospital as the heroine had what's known as a breakdown at the funeral where she accused the man of murder All these things have weighed heavy on her heart and as such she's a very distrusting and reserved woman She's only returned to this small town of her childhood to remember details she has forgotten and see the man responsible brought to justice She undergoes hydrotherapy in an attempt relive her past but while she goes under believing she'll see memories on her childhood she instead sees weird visions of what seems to be a previous life Memories of pain and heartache longing for a man to return to crying out to ask him why he must stay away The visions unnerve her but what really frightens her is the sudden appearance of a ghostly man in uniform who begins to follow her The hero has waited 200 years for the chance of redemption and now with the reincarnation of his murdered wife in the body of a beautiful but lonely woman he finally has a chance All he needs to do is get the soul of his murdered wife to forgive him for his wrongs against her Problem is the heroine is a very repressed individual who he's convinced will fire him back to the nothingness if he confessed the truth So he decides to lie to her To tell her he doesn't remember what he did to earn his damnation but that he knows she is the only one to save him He admits to being a rather selfish man His ignorance and his lack of true empathy towards others are the reason he's not a wandering ghost looking for peace But regardless of his past mistakes he tells himself to use to the heroine for his own purpose and finally be free of this in between state They become friends of a sort The heroine is charmed by this Englishman in uniform with good manners She wants to help him but first she must take care of her own issues She admits to herself that he is a great comfort to her He's always there when she needs him and he allows her to see past her own grief and self pitying behavior to the life waiting for her But there's still the secret he's been keeping from her and now that they've made love and she'd admitted her love towards him he feels guilt than ever because that love is false The heroine may forgive him for past transgressions which had nothing to do with her but she can't forgive his lies The hero pleads and begs with the silent ones above for a chance to save her No matter what happens to him no matter forgiveness or reward or anything insignificant all that surges into his heart is saving the woman he lovesThis book was a hard one to review On one hand I liked it while on the other I didn't like it as such as I thought I would It was deep on a emotionally level and I strongly appreciated the message of forgiveness and life throughout the pages but this was Susan Krinard This was supposed to be amazing as is usual with this author Perhaps My problem is that I'm measuring it up against what I have in my mind this author is capable of Maybe that's unfair but it is true Oh well We'll start with the characters The heroine was a tormented soul who really took a whole lot of burden onto herself and shouldered guilt that she really didn't need to Despite her rough childhood and her stigmata as a Crazy girl after her bid in a mental hospital and despite most people of the town nothing thinking too much of her she was loving person To those very choice few who could be called friends she was loyal to and devoted to She was the reincarnation of the heroes dead wife and as such had dreams and visions of a past where she died in a fire When the hero shows up she is frightened that his presence will mean she's crazy again but it turns out he's very real even though only she can see him The hero was a selfish creature But what made him worse was his ability to appear noble and in need to help His selfishness and his ignorance cursed him to purgatory 200 years ago after he betrayed his wife and to be honest it took him a while to evolve as a person He started out with the same selfish personality but was able to charm the heroine and appear like he was a hero rather than a man just using people He grew into a man by the end a man willing to sacrifice himself for the good of others and to realize the true fault in his actions The romance was a bit stilted and a whole lot of suspended belief went into this couple How the hero could have an orgasm when he doesn't have a body is uite beyond me But as I stated before this book was good it just wasn't what I would have expected from an author of this caliber


  7. Maura Maura says:

    I'm typically turned off by reincarnation stories not that it affects my ability to enjoy the story but I'm always doubting the characters' feelings for one another since the characters come pre loaded with emotional baggage The story premise is complicated The heroine is experiencing past life memories and several other characters in the book are tied to her from her past life The hero is the ghost of her past life husband And that was a whole other thing that got confusing who made the rules for his ghostiness? One thing I appreciated was that the heroine was not the same person as her past life the person she shares her soul with she's been shaped by her experiences which just makes sense really It's why I hate those time travel books that have the heroine ending up with the reincarnated soul of the hero wouldn't his soul have changed over time? He'd be a different person by the time they got together Anyway Jesse has gone the opposite track of her past counterpart instead of needy she is brutally independent David the hero has been in limbo for 200 years and this has also changed him but it takes some time for him to realize it He comes to her seeking salvation and tries to maintain a cold calculated distance but can't seem to manage it And there is plenty of angst there towards the end which I liked a lot view spoiler Could have probably done without the reincarnated daughter though hide spoiler


  8. Rose Rose says:

    This book was uite strange Usually I avoid reincarnation books especially if one of the couple remains alive but it had a ghost and I had just read and rather liked For the Earl's Pleasure by Anne Mallory so I figured why not Besides my usual method of picking books at the library is to just grab a bunch with historical looking covers which this has even if it is contemporary so it was in my stackI went along with the plot pretty well despite the reincarnation and some other problems I had until the Duke of Wellington appeared and started playing god Really? Could you come up with no better historical figure if you really want to use a historical figure? And if you must use him why not expend at least a tiny bit of research to actually get his personality correct? Yes he's the hero's commander but he wasn't really the benevolent uncle type—he's called the Iron Duke for a reason And he's definitely not someone I'd want to get relationship advice from considering what a failure his marriage wasThat was probably the weirdest part of the book although the logic behind the reincarnation and how the ghost worked kind of baffled me But I won't get into that because I'm still trying to figure out Wellington


  9. Jeri Jeri says:

    Jesse Copeland comes face to face with an old enemy who reminds her of her mother's mysterious death when Jesse was a child She cannot remember as much as she should she's having nightmares and she finds herself talking to the ghost of a man who has been dead for almost 200 years David Ventris Lord Ashthorpe has been called back to earth for his only chance of forgiveness He had wronged Jesse in a previous life and now it is time for him to make things right For the sake of his soul in a very real way Susan Krinard tells a good story I had of a problem with the reincarnation than with the idea of a ghost but was caught by the story in spite of my disbelief I enjoyed it though some of her earlier books are still my favorites


  10. SandraE SandraE says:

    An interesting story that includes ghosts and past lives Somehow Krinard was able to take something that can be really over the top and make the reader not even uestion it for a heartbeat


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10 thoughts on “Body and Soul

  1. Misfit Misfit says:

    35 starsThe setting for this story is Manzanita a small town in California's Trinity Alps When Jesse Copeland was a young girl her mother committed suicide supposedly and a distraught Jesse attacked the man she believed responsible She was sent away for her own good and when recovered went to work for the Peace Corps When the story opens she's recently returned to town and trying to rebuild her life when the man she believes responsible for her mother's death suddenly returns to town and he's definitely up to no goodSo who does a girl get to help her when everyone thinks she's a bit off her rocker and the bad guy is the best guy ever? In Jesse's case she stumbles into David Ventris Lord Ashthorpe late of His Majesty's Light Dragoons David fell in battle at Waterloo and has been in ghostly limbo ever since and Jesse just might be the woman do get him out of limbo You wanted to know who I am? I'm a lost soul and you are the key too my salvationIf you refuse me I'm uite simply damnedOh hell it's too complicated to explain without spoiling half the story I found this a light easy read for a beach readbrain candy kind of day I liked both characters and there was definitely a lot of sexual chemistry between them Some of the storyline is a bit predictable but there were also enough twists and turns to keep me reading There is a lot of woowoo in this story with the ghost and the reincarnation of several people from a past life let alone the appearance of Wellington at the end a bit of a stretch so YMMV if this book is a good fit or not While there is a storyline surrounding the characters from the past it gets very minimal coverage so don't expect something like you'd get from Susanna Kearsley And while there isn't sex on every page when it does happen it's front and center and not behind closed doors reading tastes vary so I try to point that out

  2. Gloriamarie Gloriamarie says:

    Gotta tell you I love me some Gothic novels Have done since I first discovered them in Cox's an early precursor to the modern convenience store Of course it was better than a convenience store because it sold comic books now called graphic novels and books That was in the mid 1960s and I devoured every Gothic novel I found there and also the public library Give me the eerie the touch of the paranormal the strange inexplicable events the strange inexplicable peopleAdd to that good plot development deft character development believable characters with some twists and surprises and I am uite happy This book delivered it all and I intend to read my this author

  3. JoAnn JoAnn says:

    Body and Soul as a whole was a pretty good tale Except the end You have this complex story about a ghost and 3 reincarnated souls but the ending is so simple and basic it ruined it for me

  4. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    Just ghosts in this one Fun

  5. Antoinette Antoinette says:

    Not my thing

  6. Paranormal Romance Paranormal Romance says:

    Memories from her childhood still resonate with the heroine even these long years later The repressed events which convince her that her mothers murder was done by the boyfriend the years spent in a mental hospital as the heroine had what's known as a breakdown at the funeral where she accused the man of murder All these things have weighed heavy on her heart and as such she's a very distrusting and reserved woman She's only returned to this small town of her childhood to remember details she has forgotten and see the man responsible brought to justice She undergoes hydrotherapy in an attempt relive her past but while she goes under believing she'll see memories on her childhood she instead sees weird visions of what seems to be a previous life Memories of pain and heartache longing for a man to return to crying out to ask him why he must stay away The visions unnerve her but what really frightens her is the sudden appearance of a ghostly man in uniform who begins to follow her The hero has waited 200 years for the chance of redemption and now with the reincarnation of his murdered wife in the body of a beautiful but lonely woman he finally has a chance All he needs to do is get the soul of his murdered wife to forgive him for his wrongs against her Problem is the heroine is a very repressed individual who he's convinced will fire him back to the nothingness if he confessed the truth So he decides to lie to her To tell her he doesn't remember what he did to earn his damnation but that he knows she is the only one to save him He admits to being a rather selfish man His ignorance and his lack of true empathy towards others are the reason he's not a wandering ghost looking for peace But regardless of his past mistakes he tells himself to use to the heroine for his own purpose and finally be free of this in between state They become friends of a sort The heroine is charmed by this Englishman in uniform with good manners She wants to help him but first she must take care of her own issues She admits to herself that he is a great comfort to her He's always there when she needs him and he allows her to see past her own grief and self pitying behavior to the life waiting for her But there's still the secret he's been keeping from her and now that they've made love and she'd admitted her love towards him he feels guilt than ever because that love is false The heroine may forgive him for past transgressions which had nothing to do with her but she can't forgive his lies The hero pleads and begs with the silent ones above for a chance to save her No matter what happens to him no matter forgiveness or reward or anything insignificant all that surges into his heart is saving the woman he lovesThis book was a hard one to review On one hand I liked it while on the other I didn't like it as such as I thought I would It was deep on a emotionally level and I strongly appreciated the message of forgiveness and life throughout the pages but this was Susan Krinard This was supposed to be amazing as is usual with this author Perhaps My problem is that I'm measuring it up against what I have in my mind this author is capable of Maybe that's unfair but it is true Oh well We'll start with the characters The heroine was a tormented soul who really took a whole lot of burden onto herself and shouldered guilt that she really didn't need to Despite her rough childhood and her stigmata as a Crazy girl after her bid in a mental hospital and despite most people of the town nothing thinking too much of her she was loving person To those very choice few who could be called friends she was loyal to and devoted to She was the reincarnation of the heroes dead wife and as such had dreams and visions of a past where she died in a fire When the hero shows up she is frightened that his presence will mean she's crazy again but it turns out he's very real even though only she can see him The hero was a selfish creature But what made him worse was his ability to appear noble and in need to help His selfishness and his ignorance cursed him to purgatory 200 years ago after he betrayed his wife and to be honest it took him a while to evolve as a person He started out with the same selfish personality but was able to charm the heroine and appear like he was a hero rather than a man just using people He grew into a man by the end a man willing to sacrifice himself for the good of others and to realize the true fault in his actions The romance was a bit stilted and a whole lot of suspended belief went into this couple How the hero could have an orgasm when he doesn't have a body is uite beyond me But as I stated before this book was good it just wasn't what I would have expected from an author of this caliber

  7. Maura Maura says:

    I'm typically turned off by reincarnation stories not that it affects my ability to enjoy the story but I'm always doubting the characters' feelings for one another since the characters come pre loaded with emotional baggage The story premise is complicated The heroine is experiencing past life memories and several other characters in the book are tied to her from her past life The hero is the ghost of her past life husband And that was a whole other thing that got confusing who made the rules for his ghostiness? One thing I appreciated was that the heroine was not the same person as her past life the person she shares her soul with she's been shaped by her experiences which just makes sense really It's why I hate those time travel books that have the heroine ending up with the reincarnated soul of the hero wouldn't his soul have changed over time? He'd be a different person by the time they got together Anyway Jesse has gone the opposite track of her past counterpart instead of needy she is brutally independent David the hero has been in limbo for 200 years and this has also changed him but it takes some time for him to realize it He comes to her seeking salvation and tries to maintain a cold calculated distance but can't seem to manage it And there is plenty of angst there towards the end which I liked a lot view spoiler Could have probably done without the reincarnated daughter though hide spoiler

  8. Rose Rose says:

    This book was uite strange Usually I avoid reincarnation books especially if one of the couple remains alive but it had a ghost and I had just read and rather liked For the Earl's Pleasure by Anne Mallory so I figured why not Besides my usual method of picking books at the library is to just grab a bunch with historical looking covers which this has even if it is contemporary so it was in my stackI went along with the plot pretty well despite the reincarnation and some other problems I had until the Duke of Wellington appeared and started playing god Really? Could you come up with no better historical figure if you really want to use a historical figure? And if you must use him why not expend at least a tiny bit of research to actually get his personality correct? Yes he's the hero's commander but he wasn't really the benevolent uncle type—he's called the Iron Duke for a reason And he's definitely not someone I'd want to get relationship advice from considering what a failure his marriage wasThat was probably the weirdest part of the book although the logic behind the reincarnation and how the ghost worked kind of baffled me But I won't get into that because I'm still trying to figure out Wellington

  9. Jeri Jeri says:

    Jesse Copeland comes face to face with an old enemy who reminds her of her mother's mysterious death when Jesse was a child She cannot remember as much as she should she's having nightmares and she finds herself talking to the ghost of a man who has been dead for almost 200 years David Ventris Lord Ashthorpe has been called back to earth for his only chance of forgiveness He had wronged Jesse in a previous life and now it is time for him to make things right For the sake of his soul in a very real way Susan Krinard tells a good story I had of a problem with the reincarnation than with the idea of a ghost but was caught by the story in spite of my disbelief I enjoyed it though some of her earlier books are still my favorites

  10. SandraE SandraE says:

    An interesting story that includes ghosts and past lives Somehow Krinard was able to take something that can be really over the top and make the reader not even uestion it for a heartbeat

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