Two souls struggle to fulfill their destinies together. Twice, in the 17th and 19th Centuries, just as they discover the magic of their love, their lives are snuffed out by brutal murder. Reborn for the third time in the 21st Century, they discover each other again… and their killer is once again stalking them!
ASHLEY EASTON rescues a badly abused horse and decides to return to show jumping, the passion of her youth. The animal gives her unquestioned love, something she no longer receives from her husband, KEITH. But when Ashley begins to compete, she is terrified as the course seemingly morphs into an old forest, the jumps transformed into real walls, fences and streams. Her thoughts spill through her head in elegant French, a language she barely knows, as she attacks the fences with a fearless abandon uncharacteristic for her, winning every event.
CRAIG THORNTON is fed up with the rampant promiscuity of his society wife, TONI. An expert horseman, he attends a jumping show, seeing Ashley compete with Injun. After several missed attempts, they meet and become fast friends, their love of horses a mutual bond.
Trying to sort out her troubled marriage and to address a strange terror swamping her whenever she’s intimate, Ashley seeks psychotherapy with DR. FELDMAN. Resorting to hypnotic regression, they are stunned to find her in past lives, first in the 17th Century as the French countess who fills her head while jumping Injun, and then in Philadelphia as the daughter of a shipping tycoon. Each life is fulfilled by the wonder of passionate romance, quickly terminated by their gristly murder!
The doctor assures her these are pure figments of her subconscious, but he is shaken, realizing the truth. He somehow sees their slaughter through his own eyes! And he suspects their killer is here again, in this time!
As Ashley’s and Craig’s marriages disintegrate beyond repair, they suddenly discover much more than just friendship. It’s as if they’ve loved each other forever.
How wonderful to be in love with your best friend!
The lovers struggle to free themselves from broken marriages and find happiness in this lifetime, unaware there is again someone, nearby, intent on fulfilling an ancient legacy of death.
Will this be a 3rd time to die?
4 1/2 AMAZINGLY DIFFERENT STARS!! Ok so I'm a sucker for a good paranormal romance but a lot of the ones I've been reading lately all seem the same. When I was offered the chance to read and review A 3rd Time to Die I was intrigued and jumped at the chance to say yes! I haven't done any research or thought much about past lives but the idea of them in regards to the story hooked me. I also love the idea of soul mates, people who are destined to be together and are the perfect match. I loved how the soul mates and multiple lives made for a really intriguing story and plot idea. Ashley and Craig are both wonderful lovable characters. Keith and Toni are both easy characters to hate. This book had the perfect blend of suspense, romance, thought provoking ideas, etc. It is definitely one that I think any lover of paranormal or mystery will love.
~ Leslie ~
George Bernstein says "A 3rd Time to Die" is a paranormal romantic suspense, different from the usual vampires, demons & werewolves, in that it deals with Past Lives, murder & rebirth". The author is retired President of a Chicago company, now living in south Florida. A 3rd Time to Die is his 2nd novel. His first, Trapped, won the "Next Great American Novel" contest, and received high praise, gaining mostly 5-star reviews at Amazon & Goodreads. He's also a World-class fly-fisherman, having held a dozen IGFA World Records, and has published Toothy Critters Love Flies (www.pikeflyguy.com), the definitive book on fly-fishing for pike & musky.