by Erica Crouch
As children, Annaleigh Wells didn't really like William Calloway. They came from different classes and his wealth made him seem entitled and spoiled.
However, over time, Anna and Will became more than friends. Their love was a love that was not to be denied.
When Will's mother died, his father abandoned him and his sister to the servants of their home. The day Anna came back, after allowing him time for grief, she saved Will from making a horrible decision and sealed her own fate with the powers that surround everyone.
As their wedding day nears, Will's sister, Mary, tries to make everything perfect, hoping to avoid tragedy. But fate is not that kind.
Can their love survive the worst that can happen?
Final thoughts: A modern novelization of Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee", the first half is pretty interesting. However, around the second half, the story falls apart. The focus changes from a love story to a grief story, with a final decision that just feels off. It feels like it could have used a flash-forward or something like that. It was a little unresolved.