“Atonement in Bloom” continues the urban fantasy from the point where “Atonement, Tennessee” ended.The quaint town was stranger than Ralda Lawton could have imagined. The local population included supernatural beings of the fae variety. Although only she and a few others knew about that.In a past life, Ralda ― Esmeralda had been involved in something with those supernaturals and it had carried into her present life. In Atonement, Tennessee, that almost got her killed. Now she has new problems, and new supes to complicate matters.Atonement in Bloom continues the misadventures of Ralda, her friends, and neighbors in the small (but far from peaceful) town of Atonement, Tennessee. Her old house and cemetery are still there, along with Lilith the cat, quirky townsfolk, and assorted supernaturals.Now Lilith the calico sniffs out a strange beast.Fae foolery backfires. A friend is abducted.On a cold December day, Atonement, Tennessee comes into bloom.
Review: After reading Atonement Tennessee I longed for Teagan Geneviene to finish writing her sequel Atonement in Bloom. After taking a hiatus from blogging, reading and reviewing I was happy to find on my return Atonement in Bloom had finally been published.
I can’t say why, but I feel strangely drawn to the little town of Atonement Tennessee, it’s people, and the strange goings on there. It all seems so real to me unlike the places of so many other books I’ve read. I cannot help but ponder, is it the characters and the small town gossip that captivates me or is it something more? It could simply be the relationship developments between Esmeralda Lawton and her new found friends after her move to Atonement… Especially that of Ralda and Bethany. It could even be my deepening affection for Lillith, Ralda’s calico cat. (It happens sometimes… Don’t knock it!) Or, could it be some sort of fae magic that captivates me there? Or, is it something more sinister?
Anyway I think about it, I find myself wanting more and sincerely hope there will be at least one more book to come in this truly unique and compelling series. I simply don’t want it to end.
If you haven’t read Atonement Tennessee and Atonement in Bloom. I highly recommend you do. Atonement may captivate you in the same way.
Here’s the link to my review of Teagan’s first book: Atonement Tennessee