Love You Forever - Book Review


Love You Forever

Author: Sharon K. Middleton
Genre: Romance - Historical
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date Published: June 3, 2022
ISBN-10: 1684339731
ISBN-13: 9781684339730


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Book Review of :  Love You Forever


Award-winning author, Sharon K. Middleton, has exceeded expectations in her new novel, Love You Forever. In Middleton’s new tale, we find her protagonist, Elizabeth Winslow, in a whirlwind adventure that takes her from Texas to Egypt and then from the present back to the 18th Egyptian Dynasty. How easily can a woman from the 21st century adapt to the customs and life 3,500 years in the past? That is the dilemma that Elizabeth Winslow finds herself in after a mysterious time travel encounter, or was it something else?

In addition to time travel, this quirky tale involves the antics of a ghost. The heroine, Elizabeth, is the owner of Nefertiti’s Bone Yard, a supper club in contemporary Galveston.   A strikingly beautiful young woman who many think resembles the sculptures of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti,  Elizabeth, however, has a major health issue, she is slowly going blind due to a genetic abnormality.

Through the intervention of her extended family, Elizabeth is reunited with the love of her life, Ari, an Egyptian doctor. She had refused to marry Ari four years previously because of her impending blindness. Time has changed her heart, and they marry. Ari and Elizabeth travel to his ancestral home in Egypt. Here among the archeological wonders, a wonderous and mythical circumstance sends Elizabeth into the 18th Dynasty. Through a coma, madness, or a fantastical dream, Elizabeth’s soul unites with Queen Nefertiti.

Through meticulously researched Egyptian history, the author has placed Elizabeth into an unfamiliar era that is fantasized by many readers. The novel is fiction, however, most of the historical and archeological depictions are accurate. The author uses Egyptian and archeological terms that may be unfamiliar to the reader but is fully understood within the context of the story.

Fancy, the main character of the series, believes it was a curse associated with Nefertiti that swallowed up the spiritual part of her adopted daughter, Elizabeth. Fancy believes Nefertiti needed Elizabeth’s KA –  which is the spiritual part of an individual that lives on with the soul. Was that what happened?

The plot develops as Elizabeth faces a conundrum. Should she stay in ancient Egypt with Nefertiti’s child, with whom she shared a major responsibility with its birth? A child she has learned to love or return to the 21st century and the man she loves? Her decision is made for her by the spirits and her personal ghost. Has her involvement in ancient Egypt also changed the course of history?

The satisfying conclusion ties together the many mysterious strings of Middleton’s complex plot. The persistent presence of the ghost and other spirits tantalizes the reader to discover more. You probably will find yourself Googling the 18th Dynasty’s history and the life of Nefertiti – I know I did. . I am always amazed at the degree of research that Middleton puts into her stories.

Middleton entices the reader with promises that she is working on another book, a mystery, involving Sara, Elizabeth’s sibling.

Love You Forever is a beautiful story that spans eons full of romance, mystery, and intrigue. I will be looking forward to her next novel. 

Reviewed by: Carole W

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Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story

A fascinating interview with Sharon K. Middleton about her latest book, "Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story," a fictional tale about a woman who is transported back in time to the Revolutionary War era.

About Sharon K. Middleton


I am a fourth-generation Texan who grew up in San Antonio. My first relative was a boy who came to the Colonies in 1747 as a Scottish indentured servant at age 12. My great-grandmother immigrated from Mexico in the 1890s.

I am a semi-retired attorney with a family practice near Houston, Texas. I write, quilt, and raise and show Skye terriers. I love North Georgia and we hope to retire there next year. We finally bought our land overlooking the Cohutta Wilderness I love so much!

The McCarron's Daughter is not a typical romance. Fancy has been seriously abused both while growing up by her older brother by adoption, Tom Selk, and is later abused as a young woman during the Revolutionary War. War is never kind to women and children. Fancy must learn to love herself despite the abuse she has suffered and to allow herself to move beyond her youthful abuse to be able to find the love of her life. Although not a typical romance, the McCarron's Daughter won two awards for literary excellence, the Pencraft Award for Historical Romance in 2019, and the Texas Best Book Awards in Historical Romance in 2020. She finds her happy-ever-after in Diary of the Reluctant Duchess.

Path of the Guiding Light was released on 12-20. It is about Baylie Smith, the Cherokee woman who goes back in time to help fulfill part of the prophecy only to be sent back to the future to resolve a problem. Once returned to the future, she learns she is expecting a 'differently-abled child. Will she be able to return to the past and help her people avoid the Trail of Tears? Will she be reunited with Shadow Wolf, the love of her life? How will her 'differently abled' baby fit into the prophecy?

My next book, The McCarron'a Destiny, is about Charlie, who will be going back in time to assume his duties as Duke Ranscome. Didn't you wonder how on earth Fancy could be a Duchess? Charlie love with, Kelly Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American girl. Will she go back in time, too? What problems will a mixed-race couple face in Regency England? The McCarron's Destiny comes out 10-14, and Charlie's cover will be quite different from earlier covers!

I enjoy writing about children as they are growing up. This is the first book of the next generation as we move closer to helping the Cohutta Cherokees move westward to Oklahoma before the infamous Trail of Tears.

The next book deals with Elizabeth, who falls in love with Dr. Ari Hotep. After Elizabeth will come Sara, with an unexpected mystery. Check back to see what is coming next!

I hope you enjoy the books. If you do, be sure to leave positive feedback. You can reach me at if you have ideas about future plots or other constructive suggestions.

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