The Orah

Ms. James wrote another entertaining short paranormal story in which I couldn’t help but love her characters and storyline. In this story, we find two strangers, Liz and Gus, passing the time together talking on a park bench. As they get to know each other, strange random coincidences begin to happen that makes Liz question who Gus is and why he sat down to talk to her this particular day. Once Liz starts piecing everything together, she realizes that maybe the coincidences aren’t so random after all. This is one author who definitely knows how to entertain her readers and she does it so effortlessly. This is yet another story that I highly recommend.

When Liz meets Gus on a park bench one afternoon, she’s surprised at how easy it is to talk to him considering he’s a complete stranger. They confide in each other and enjoy each other’s company for a while. After Gus decides to give Liz his pocket watch as a gift, things start occurring to Liz and she just can’t understand why they’re happening to beginning with. Who is this gentleman named Gus? Why did he decide to gift Liz his pocket watch? What kind of things start happening to Liz once Gus leaves?

Book Blurb for The Orah

Liz wished she could go back and do it all again.

After all, it was Liz’s fault her mom was dead…or so she believed. Had Liz not delayed her, her mom never would have been killed by that car. And as the twentieth anniversary of her mother’s death came around, Liz could not help but wish it had been her instead. That is, until a gentlemen sits next to her on the park bench. He tells her his story, and she feels strangely compelled to tell him hers, but when he leaves her his pocket watch as a gift, she cannot believe what is happening. Only this isn’t just any watch, as she soon discovers, and she is pulled back in time.

Are events coincidental, even random? Or is there a perfectly timed symmetry yet to be lived? The possessor of the Orah is the only one to know.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 5.00