Book Review: A Carpet of Purple Flowers by Tracey-anne McCartney

A Carpet of Purple Flowers

Publisher: Urbane Publications
Published: October 2015
Genre: Myth, Fantasy, Paranormal, Symbolism
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Rating: 3/5
Bea lives a simple life residing in a SW London second-hand bookshop. It had been an especially difficult year, first with Bea’s uncle dying, and then splitting up with Brandon, her philandering, druggie boyfriend. The trivial daily conversations, local faces, and ordinary calm of the shop were all she desired, but that was all about to change. No-one expects to bump into supernatural beings, let alone two opposing sects of a forgotten race. Bea’s quiet existence turns into turmoil as she slowly starts to unravel a secret past. A lost history in which love, revenge, betrayal, magic, power and karma are not mere cycles of a soul, but a sacred journey upon a web of many possibilities. The future is not set in stone, and the choices that Bea makes ripple through the cosmos. As the secret unfolds, she realises that no matter what form your soul takes there are consequences for your actions, where time has no relevance. We call it karma, they call it Vororbla. Will she cope with the heartbreak and truths revealed before her? What would you do if your very existence came into question? Join Bea on her journey as she uncovers the truth of her past walking A Carpet of Purple Flowers.


( Source: I requested the publisher to read this. This will not affect my reviews.)
This is a debut novel by Tracey-Anne McCartney.
It took me a long time to continuosly read it because at the beginning of the story it was slow paced and the happenings were just too fast for the story. But in the middle up to last page. This story is amazing. What I love about this, is that the symbols and mysteries. There’s so many words are foreign to me about their world.
” The soul enters a body to gain these experiences, to grow and develop, eventually evolving to some higher form.”
Bea is our protagonist here. She owns a bookshop. She’s okay for me but what I don’t like about her was that she only met Chance once and suddenly fall in love. At first, I love Karian for Bea and I don’t like Chance because there’s no connection between Chance and Bea. And as the story goes by, I admit I’m torn between Chance and Karian who’s best for Bea. I just can’t believed that the soul of Alithia was reincarnated to the body of Bea. That’s why they need to protect her. Karian is the past love of Alithia and Chance is the protector of Bea.
” What happens once a soul does return? They make the decisions about their future and eventually, if they wish, return to a material for. The journey, their previous life is recorded, as are the lessons they learned, as too are the lessons they still need to learn. A lot depends upon a karma”
I can’t wait for the book two.

About the Author:
Tracey-anne McCartney    Tracey-anne lives in SW London with her family. She loves the diversity of a big city, and enjoys her work as a mixed media artist and writer.

Certified to teach, her world is filled with various forms of creativity. Her qualifications include Specialized Paint Techniques and Surface Design. Tracey-anne has exhibited art dolls in a Canadian gallery and has been published in various US magazines.

With her active imagination, mingled with a love of folklore and the old mysteries, she felt inspired to write a fictional story revolving around love and karma, blending reality with fantasy.
Her novel ‘A Carpet of Purple Flowers’ is synchronicity of a debut writer’s mind with an artistic heart.


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