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Book Review | Parhelion by @lisajlickel #romanticfiction #sciencefiction #inspyromance #bookreview

Title: Parhelion

Author: Lisa J. Lickel

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Science Fiction

Book Blurb:

Parhelion—prisms dogging the sun. it’s a rainbow hope of reaching the stars for a small group of colonists preparing to preserve life.

Maeve Michels hit earth hard, falling in love with a former Air Force test pilot. No longer in the military, Harry Kane’s mysterious work as a consultant for a space engineering company piques Maeve’s interest. Maeve’s sixth sense says there’s more to Harry than he’s telling her, but with the world about to fall apart, she must decide to trust him with her future. Harry is keeping a secret from Maeve—he has to, or his one chance at being a real hero goes up in flames with the rest of the planet. His assignment: get her to join the program, and him. Hopefully willingly.

With war no longer empty threats and posturing, Maeve and Harry are about to take part in the most important experiment in human history. Bigger secrets threaten not only their survival but their fragile co-existence with the cosmos.

If you could choose, what kind of a world do you want to live in?

My Review:

The Earth is on the brink of destruction yet a small colony of humans live underground. Harry’s mission is to bring Maeve into this colony and save the future of humanity. But Maeve isn’t sure she wants in; all she knows is her feelings for Harry. Will she say yes to Harry and delve deep into the colony or will the truth she unravels threaten everything she thought she knew?

Parhelion is one of those stories which starts out one way and ends up completely different. It’s romantic fiction with dashes of science fiction, dystopian and inspirational fiction. Maeve and Harry are the main characters and I really enjoyed unraveling the mysteries with them. Lisa Lickel is a master storyteller, peeling back layers of the story bits at a time. I was captivated from the start and the ending was not what I expected but I’m thrilled by it. The characters are fully fleshed out but still hold enough mystery to keep me turning the pages. The faith theme is prevalent yet not preachy. Its thought-provoking questions stayed with me long after I finished reading. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Lisa Lickel is an author, editor, and mentor who lives with her husband in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction both short and full-length, including mysteries, romance and family drama, feature articles, and radio theater. She belongs to the Wisconsin Writers Association, the Chicago Writers Association and is a writing coach at Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp & Retreat. Lisa loves to encourage new authors through mentoring, speaking, and leading workshops. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer and blogger, and a freelance editor. Find more at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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