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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Book Review: Hidden Shadows by Linda Lucretia Shuler

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Twilight Times Books, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

November is all about family and being thankful, and this is the perfect book for the month...


Cassie Brighton, devastated by the death of her husband, flees to a remote homestead in the rugged Texas Hill Country. Alone in a ramshackle farmhouse steeped in family secrets, Cassie wages a battle of mind and heart as she struggles to overcome the sorrows of her past, begin anew, and confront the possibility of finding love again. 

Hidden Shadows is a story of healing, of connection: to the land, to our ancestors, to others, to ourselves – and to the redemptive power of love. 

Read an excerpt: 


This is a very quick read that will have you rapidly turning the pages, anxious to see what is going to happen next! The cast of flawed characters will worm their way into your hearts and you might sense a tear or two coming at certain parts in the book, if you aren't careful! Shuler knows of what she writes, and the Texas countryside and it's history are well wrapped in this romantic tale, like a blanket of love. The book reminds us that things are not always as they seem at first, and if we take the time to dig, we might just find some hidden treasure among the rough walls. Be sure to pick up this one, you'll be very happy you did! 

About the Author

Linda Lucretia Shuler wrote her first story when she was six, Koko the Monkey, which she still has tucked into a drawer. Since then her stories and poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals, and a handful of her plays have been produced in schools and community theatres.
Linda received a BFA in theatre from the University of Texas, and an MA in theatre from Trinity University while in residence at the Dallas Theatre Center. She taught theatre arts in college and high school for three decades, loving every moment and directing nearly a hundred plays in the process. She also wrote theatre arts curriculum K-12 for Houston ISD, conducted numerous workshops, and performed in community theatres.

Hidden Shadows, Linda’s debut novel, takes place in Willow City, a ruggedly beautiful section of the Texas Hill Country less than three hours from her home in San Antonio. Several other manuscripts are in the works, reaching across the genres. These include a prequel to Hidden Shadows, plays, and a collection of poems and a half-dozen different story ideas demanding attention. Linda enjoys participating in Toastmasters, writer organizations, critique groups, and book clubs. She continues her love of theatre, delights in watching the birds flocking outside her office window, and is an enthusiastic fan of San Antonio’s championship basketball team, the Spurs. 


  1. Thank you for posting this book review. It is on my to read list!

  2. Linda and I graduated together from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. I'm so proud of her talents and many accomplishments! Can't wait to read Hidden Shadows. Thank you for this wonderful review, Nicole.

    Way to go, Linda! Most sincerely..... Carol Parker Gray


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