Yesterday’s subtitle is “a novel of reincarnation,” but it really is a heartwarming love story about two people whose lives intertwine through two dramatic events at the end of the 19th Century and again in 21st Century Chicago. Amanda and Mark, in a seemingly random incident under the “L” tracks in the loop, re-encounter each other after more than a hundred years – and here is where the story begins. They discover their common roots in the south during the Civil War, in beautifully told story of innocence and cruelty. Moving north, the children live through the Chicago fire of 1871, in an especially moving tale of bravery and tragedy.
This is SamyAnn’s first novel, and I very much look forward to reading the next!