Between Two Worlds: Books 1 and 2 - a romance by E Journey

Between Two Worlds is a family saga. Youthful, engaging tales of love from a feminist-realist perspective. Three tales of a daughter, her mother, and her brother in the Halverson family, two different but adjacent eras, different cultures, and lives that are parallel, inevitably intersecting, but personal. This volume includes Books 1 and 2

The series begins with Hello, My Love!, the world of “bright, blonde, beautiful Elise Halverson” who is focused on her career. One that – as far as she knows – does not involve men like Greg Thorpe. A modern-day pastiche of Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell novels, the first book has been praised for having “ … a new, different and refreshing literary spin on the romance genre (Bookaholic Ramblings)."

Heartache and the specter of revenge. Unable to deny their feelings, Greg and Elise spend a night together. A jilted fiancée exacts revenge and forces them to face who they are and what they really want.

A love tale of this day. A delicious romance spiced with a twist of whodunit, this escapist fare also takes us into the inner life (thoughts, hopes, and doubts) of the main protagonists as they contend with realities that often face couples in compelling relationships—revenge of a jilted lover, past relationships, abortion, career choices, reactions of friends and relatives.

Book 2, Hello, Agnieszka!, is a sequel/prequel hybrid to the first book and starts with an attempted suicide that forces Elise’s mother to disclose secrets buried in her past, a past largely unknown to her children. GoodbooksToday Reviews hails it as “... an intricate, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about family and love.”

Passion for music. A young Agnieszka discovers her passion upon hearing her grand-aunt Jola, a concert pianist in Poland, give a recital. Jola hones her talent and feeds her dreams of becoming a concert pianist.

Shattered dreams. But real-world problems, thorny relations with a mother tied to her roots and betrayal by lusty Aunt Jola shatter her dreams.

A 70s love story. Young Agnieszka finds love that renews her hopes for happiness. Sadly, it ends, cut short by forces outside anyone’s control. Sustained by music and memories of her first love, Agnieszka grows and gets a second chance at happiness.