~*~ Review ~*~ Madly, Deeply By Erica Crouch




It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea…

Annaleigh Wells and William Calloway had a love even the angels envied. It was as if the universe spun them toward one another, like the stars crafted their souls to fit perfectly together.

With a wedding on the horizon, fate had a change of heart. Whispered warnings from phantoms and morbid nightmares darkened every night—but even visions of the future couldn’t save Annaleigh.

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee, Crouch’s period romance Madly, Deeply tells the tale of love so great, it cannot be contained in just one life.


My Review


This was a great story.

This is my first time reading this writers work, and she did a fab job, I’ll be making sure to read more of them.

Madly, Deeply tells the story of Annaleigh (Anna) and William, these two childhood sweethearts whose love is emotional, moving, and doomed from the very beginning.

These twos love is so strong not even Heaven’s Angels could tear them apart.

It was spine chilling despite it not having the HEA were so hoping for.

Based on the poem The Annabel Lee by Poe, Erica has done a magnificent job in transforming this into a bone-poking love story, that will rip your heart apart, then take you on a journey of recovery and repair.

You could feel ALL the motions that were going from Anna to William, then from William to his Sister Mary and even the loss of their parents too, at times the emotions took over and there’s nothing from stopping the water works, especially the ending….that was a moving scene.

Words can’t comprehend the feelings and emotions that I have for this book, it truly was a masterpiece and I am thankful for having the chance to read and review.


About The Author:

Erica Crouch is a young adult and new adult author from the colorful city of Baltimore, Maryland. Her debut novel, Ignite, was published June 2013, and its e-novella sequel, Entice, was released Nov. 2013. The final book in the Ignite series, Incite, is expected 2014. A compilation of the series will be released winter 2014.

Her first new adult novel — Madly, Deeply, a paranormal romance based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee — arrives June 2014. She is working on a new adult science fiction series (Undying) due 2014, and a Robin Hood gender-swap retelling (Feathered series) due 2015.

Erica is the cofounder of Patchwork Press, an author-powered publisher of MG, YA, and NA titles. She is the head of editorial services and design, with more than ten projects to her name.

Currently, she is studying English and Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. She is a vlogger for the YAWordNerds with over 500 subscribers. When Erica isn’t writing, she’s reading an overwhelming stack of books, watching an obscene amount of Netflix, and procrastinating.

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