Searching for Your True Love During the Civil War

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Aether Spirit by Cecilia Dominic

My heart goes out to Chadwick Radcliffe, the main character in the third book in Aether Psychics series. Clearly this man has been through a lot. He was introduced in book one of the series and in book two his character developed a bit. The reader got to understand that he was a caring doctor, not out for money, but out to truly help people. This proved helpful in book 2 as he was able to procure some necessary items that were hard to come by during the siege of Paris. Chadwick’s tale of heartbreak struck a cord with this romantic.

Book three in Aether Psychics series is more on the romantic side of things than the other two books in the series with a dash of medical science thrown in for good measure. I loved the dance of Chad and Claire, our two separated lovers, thrown forcibly together due to circumstances beyond their control. Intellectual equals, Chad approaches the problem with mind of a scientist. Trying to remove himself from Claire’s life lest he cause further damage. Claire approaches the situation with the mind of a psychiatrist, trying to find the cause of her memory loss and determine why Chad and his friend, Patrick, feel so familiar to her.

There’s a bit of excitement as the story takes place in America during the Civil War and the setting of the story is a field hospital and treats soldiers from both sides of the front. This leads to an interesting side story that does involve the little understood discovery from the previous books and another haunting love story. However, this story is really about Chad and Claire and not the discovery. After three books I’ve given up on learning more about the discovery from the previous book that has been the thread that links the three books and novella together. I’m disappointed there wasn’t more development there, but I need to cut my losses and focus on the characters who I have truly grown to love.

This is another strong entry in the Aether Psychics series. There is further character development and we learn more about Chad and Patrick’s reason for being in Europe in book one. And we learn more about Claire, another intelligent, educated woman who can stand her ground. I can’t wait to have Iris, Marie and Claire in one room together. I believe they will be a force to be reckoned with and I’m not sure Edward, Johann and Chad will be able to cope. Can’t wait to see what happens next in the Aether Psychics series!


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Searching for Your True Love During the Civil War

Aether Spirit

Author: Cecilia Dominic
Published on: May 31, 2016
Pages: 234
Series: Aether Psychics #3
Genres: fantasy, new adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Up
Also in this series: Noble Secrets, Eros Element, Light Fantastique, Aether Rising


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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About Cecilia Dominic

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Cecilia Dominic wrote her first story when she was two years old and has always had a much more interesting life inside her head than outside of it. She became a clinical psychologist because she’s fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn’t stop writing fiction. The first draft of her dissertation, while not fiction, was still criticized by her major professor for being written in too entertaining a style. She made it through graduate school and got her PhD, started her own practice, and by day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction she hopes will keep her readers turning the pages all night. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she’s been told, is a good number of each. She also enjoys putting her psychological expertise to good use helping other authors through her Characters on the Couch blog post series.


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6 responses to “Searching for Your True Love During the Civil War

  1. This book (and series) sounds really interesting, Terri. I like the historical element but also the scientific and romantic elements. I especially am intrigued by the intelligent and well educated women. 😉 I’m glad you’re enjoying this series. I’ll have to take a look. 😀

    • Definitely check it out, Brandee! They are pretty quick reads and I was thankful I had them all. You might give the novella a shot–Noble Secrets. If you end up liking that, definitely read the full novels.