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Sophia Marcil awakens from a snorkeling accident in the Lérins Islands to fi nd herself in the chambers—and the body—of a nineteenth-century princess.In a confused state and with no idea of her whereabouts, Sophia embarks on a desperate quest for answers, hoping she can find her way back to her fiancé, Nick, and her true identity. After she finds a diary in an antique desk, Sophia Marcil awakens from a snorkeling accident in the Lérins Islands to fi nd herself in the chambers—and the body—of a nineteenth-century princess.In a confused state and with no idea of her whereabouts, Sophia embarks on a desperate quest for answers, hoping she can find her way back to her fiancé, Nick, and her true identity. After she finds a diary in an antique desk, Sophia follows a clue that leads her to a questionable alchemist, who relays the history and magic of the mysterious amethyst she inherited from her greatgrandmother—the only possession that made the leap through time with her and perhaps the only thing that can prevent her from becoming a pawn in a murderous plot for the throne. Using her inheritance, Sophia races through time to the twenty -first century to solve the mystery of her family’s past. But once she is there, she unearths a dire warning about a curse that clings to her heirloom, leading her down a dangerous path involving two men from different times and ultimately puts her life at risk. In this tale of obsession, greed and passion, a woman on a journey through time struggles to regain a family heirloom and control its magic, hoping to break the curse before it breaks her.


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Sophia Marcil awakens from a snorkeling accident in the Lérins Islands to fi nd herself in the chambers—and the body—of a nineteenth-century princess.In a confused state and with no idea of her whereabouts, Sophia embarks on a desperate quest for answers, hoping she can find her way back to her fiancé, Nick, and her true identity. After she finds a diary in an antique desk, Sophia Marcil awakens from a snorkeling accident in the Lérins Islands to fi nd herself in the chambers—and the body—of a nineteenth-century princess.In a confused state and with no idea of her whereabouts, Sophia embarks on a desperate quest for answers, hoping she can find her way back to her fiancé, Nick, and her true identity. After she finds a diary in an antique desk, Sophia follows a clue that leads her to a questionable alchemist, who relays the history and magic of the mysterious amethyst she inherited from her greatgrandmother—the only possession that made the leap through time with her and perhaps the only thing that can prevent her from becoming a pawn in a murderous plot for the throne. Using her inheritance, Sophia races through time to the twenty -first century to solve the mystery of her family’s past. But once she is there, she unearths a dire warning about a curse that clings to her heirloom, leading her down a dangerous path involving two men from different times and ultimately puts her life at risk. In this tale of obsession, greed and passion, a woman on a journey through time struggles to regain a family heirloom and control its magic, hoping to break the curse before it breaks her.

30 review for Temple of Indra's Jewel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    This was a First Reads GiveAway. I really wanted to like this book. I love the idea of historical time travel and the idea of the 'curse' that follows these people. However, I never connected with any of the characters. Sophie was either losing conscieness or trying to be the strong, empowered woman. I didn't buy into either one. Where did Nick come from? He was just this malevolent person who appeared from time to time. There was a sense of vagueness at the beginning of the book. At first I thoug This was a First Reads GiveAway. I really wanted to like this book. I love the idea of historical time travel and the idea of the 'curse' that follows these people. However, I never connected with any of the characters. Sophie was either losing conscieness or trying to be the strong, empowered woman. I didn't buy into either one. Where did Nick come from? He was just this malevolent person who appeared from time to time. There was a sense of vagueness at the beginning of the book. At first I thought it was to reinforce Sophie's confusion but it never really was settled. I also got tired of all these gorgeous men coming out of the woodwork and falling into her lap. I kept feeling like this was a spin off on the Outlander series. Unfair, perhaps. Unfortunately, I have no compulsion to continue with this series. I do, however, thank you for the opportunity to read this book and I wish Rachael the best in her future endevors.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews

    This book has a little bit of everything in it - mystery, suspense, romance, time travel and mysticism. It is bound to appeal to nearly everyone! I had no idea what to expect when I said I would review this book. I like all forms of mystery so figured it couldn't be bad at all. I was not expecting to be kept on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. And the ending? Leaves you hanging so you HAVE to read the next book to see how the story continues. (love and hate that!). I thou This book has a little bit of everything in it - mystery, suspense, romance, time travel and mysticism. It is bound to appeal to nearly everyone! I had no idea what to expect when I said I would review this book. I like all forms of mystery so figured it couldn't be bad at all. I was not expecting to be kept on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. And the ending? Leaves you hanging so you HAVE to read the next book to see how the story continues. (love and hate that!). I thought Sophia was a brave character especially when she traveled back in time and had to adjust. At least she is a librarian and works in a historical section, so she was able to adapt somewhat to the times. I thought it was interesting that the premise is that spirits are stuck due to bad choices and the same ones stick together to help right the wrong. You can see who some of the characters are from the past to the present...but there are a few that I think aren't revealed but I have my suspicions. All in all a great book and now I have to get the next book to see how the story continues.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Ziegler

    While snorkeling near Cannes, Nick found the perfect cliff on which to propose on. But anger overwhelmed him when Sophia Marcil said no to joining the family business in Europe. He grabbed her neck and leaned her over the cliff. When Sophia clawed at him to breathe, Nick let her go and Sophia tumbled off the cliff. The last thing Sophia remembers is swirling water with something metallic inside, almost beckoning her. When Sophia wakes up, she is told she was rescued by Graf Viktor Wilhelm Alexan While snorkeling near Cannes, Nick found the perfect cliff on which to propose on. But anger overwhelmed him when Sophia Marcil said no to joining the family business in Europe. He grabbed her neck and leaned her over the cliff. When Sophia clawed at him to breathe, Nick let her go and Sophia tumbled off the cliff. The last thing Sophia remembers is swirling water with something metallic inside, almost beckoning her. When Sophia wakes up, she is told she was rescued by Graf Viktor Wilhelm Alexander Ferdinand of Wurttemberg. That is was 1857 and she was Princess Sapphira Alexandrie de Monaco. After finding the real Princess's diary, Sophia knows she must get to town and find a man named Rochus who may be able to help her. Not believing her story at first, he notices Sophia is wearing a ring that contained pieces of the Delhi Purple Sapphire. The real Princess wore an amulet with a chip of the gem inside, hidden under her dress. Believing Sophia now, Rochua explains that the Princess thought her brother was in danger because she was going to refuse marriage. He gave her an enlightenment potion that "should have helped her foresee the future, allowed her to communicate in spirit with her ancestors, possibly even descendants, to obtain insight." But the Delhi Purple Sapphire "is very powerful, believed to affect time..." Rochus thinks that is "why [Sophia] crossed when Sapphira drank the potion." Since they "were both in possession of the same magic...it brought [Sophia back in time] to help [Sapphira] somehow..." Though neither Rochus or Sophia know why. I GIVE THIS BOOK: 4 Stars If I gave 1/2 stars, this book would get one added to its rating. This book captivated me from the first page! Though, sometimes I was just as confused as Sophia was. But that is only because the author took time to get real facts about events that happened in history...I assume. Either that or she has a heck of an imagination! She also had to perfect different languages which is pretty impressive if you ask me! Throughout most of the book, I felt like I was right there with Sophia. Wondering who and what to trust; trying to figure out why things where happening and making the same mistakes Sophia did. The only thing that really upset me was that I have to wait for book 2! At least I hope there is a book 2. Or maybe, like Sophia's time traveling, the reader is stuck in a position of wonder... Until next time, live life one page at a time!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Myra

    2017 Popsugar challenge: A book about time travel Also a Kindle freebie at some point I actually feel I'm being somewhat generous giving this two stars. There is potential in this story, but it just isn't well done. (See Outlander for comparison.) This feels like a high school creative writing assignment that was turned in as a first of maybe second draft. I never connected with the main character. She was just flat and mostly helpless to me. There were some issues with the time travel itself (if 2017 Popsugar challenge: A book about time travel Also a Kindle freebie at some point I actually feel I'm being somewhat generous giving this two stars. There is potential in this story, but it just isn't well done. (See Outlander for comparison.) This feels like a high school creative writing assignment that was turned in as a first of maybe second draft. I never connected with the main character. She was just flat and mostly helpless to me. There were some issues with the time travel itself (if I recall correctly, at least once she travels both in time and place - no!). And a couple of issues with inconsistencies in the story (see the scene where grandma is going to the hospital and the one where the heroine is tied to a tree). There were relatively few grammar and spelling errors, although Stapleton does need a refresher course on possessives.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    The Temple of Indra’s Jewel by Rachael Stapleton is a well-written paranormal romance that includes mystery and suspense. The Temple of Indra’s Jewel also known as the Purple Delphi Sapphire is very powerful and believed to affect time. I was intrigued from the start traveling through time with Sophia Marcil, a librarian from Toronto, who finds herself on the French Riviera in 1857. Her adventures take her back and forth from the 21st to the 19th century. Sophia is engaging and funny as she trie The Temple of Indra’s Jewel by Rachael Stapleton is a well-written paranormal romance that includes mystery and suspense. The Temple of Indra’s Jewel also known as the Purple Delphi Sapphire is very powerful and believed to affect time. I was intrigued from the start traveling through time with Sophia Marcil, a librarian from Toronto, who finds herself on the French Riviera in 1857. Her adventures take her back and forth from the 21st to the 19th century. Sophia is engaging and funny as she tries to figure out who and what to trust. The supporting characters include a hunky Irishman as well as abusive villains. I highly recommend this magical thriller and can hardly wait to read more from The Temple of Indra Series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This is a good read! Calling all Diana Gabaldon fans... if you are a fan of the Outlander series you will enjoy this book. By chance I came across this book at Chapters while the author was there signing books. The book was described to me as a woman's Indiana Jones time travel book....so that stirred my interest. I have to say I could not put the book down... I have a wee one at home and I still read the book in less than 24 hours.... I was drawn right into the story.... I could not set it down. This is a good read! Calling all Diana Gabaldon fans... if you are a fan of the Outlander series you will enjoy this book. By chance I came across this book at Chapters while the author was there signing books. The book was described to me as a woman's Indiana Jones time travel book....so that stirred my interest. I have to say I could not put the book down... I have a wee one at home and I still read the book in less than 24 hours.... I was drawn right into the story.... I could not set it down. Loved it. I am now waiting for book two!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennie Mcmurray

    Do not read this book unless you want to be so captivated and lost so deeply in a character and a story line. As I read I felt so involved with the ups the downs, the confusions and chaos of Shopia's character. Mrs. Stapleton really knows how to pull a book together and to make you so entranced that you never want to put the book down! I can not wait to see what happens next with the second book! Do not read this book unless you want to be so captivated and lost so deeply in a character and a story line. As I read I felt so involved with the ups the downs, the confusions and chaos of Shopia's character. Mrs. Stapleton really knows how to pull a book together and to make you so entranced that you never want to put the book down! I can not wait to see what happens next with the second book!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This book captivates its readers as they follow a young woman's story through a whirlwind of time travel, romances, deceit and betrayal. Sophia finds herself falling through a time portal right into the body of another woman. Lost in time, clouded in mystery, Sophia has to race through time to solve the mystery surrounding her family's past and ultimately break the curse the purple Delphi sapphire. Very well written book by a new author who leaves you wanting more. This book captivates its readers as they follow a young woman's story through a whirlwind of time travel, romances, deceit and betrayal. Sophia finds herself falling through a time portal right into the body of another woman. Lost in time, clouded in mystery, Sophia has to race through time to solve the mystery surrounding her family's past and ultimately break the curse the purple Delphi sapphire. Very well written book by a new author who leaves you wanting more.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    **I voluntarily reviewed this ARC** Wow! That was such a unique book. It did get a bit complicated and hard to follow at times, but it does all come together by the end. The "who" in the past was definitely a shocker. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of this series. **I voluntarily reviewed this ARC** Wow! That was such a unique book. It did get a bit complicated and hard to follow at times, but it does all come together by the end. The "who" in the past was definitely a shocker. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of this series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Willson

    Fun read...fast paced story. Enjoyable.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Annette Vettese

    I have enjoyed reading the first two books of the series and am looking forward to the next book in this series and other works by Rachael Stapleton...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karen Siddall

    The curse began when the jewel, the Purple Delhi Sapphire, was stolen from the Temple of Indra, the god of war. The stone made its way to Monaco in 1859 and to Prince Charles who intended to give it to his sister, Princess Sapphira, for her birthday but the curse was already starting to work its magic. It ended up in Sophia Marcil’s family when her great-great-grandfather bought it from the curator of the National Museum of Ireland. The original jewel was broken up and used to create a necklace, The curse began when the jewel, the Purple Delhi Sapphire, was stolen from the Temple of Indra, the god of war. The stone made its way to Monaco in 1859 and to Prince Charles who intended to give it to his sister, Princess Sapphira, for her birthday but the curse was already starting to work its magic. It ended up in Sophia Marcil’s family when her great-great-grandfather bought it from the curator of the National Museum of Ireland. The original jewel was broken up and used to create a necklace, bracelet, and ring. Sophia Marcil is vacationing in Cannes with her wealthy fiancé, Nicholas Bexx, Jr., when they argue, and he pushes her off a high cliff into the sea below. She awakens in the past, and in the body of Princess Sapphira. Sapphira is literally being held prisoner by her own mother and a rejected suitor, the Henri, the Comte de Chalais, until she weds him. As she struggles to understand what is happening, she is attracted to Viktor of Württemberg, the nephew of King William, who has come to Monaco to wed Princess Sapphira. Finding Sapphira’s secret diary, Sophia, finds out what has been going on in this time and leaves the palace to find Rochus who helps her return to her own time. She awakens back in her own life in a hospital room and meets Cullen, the man that fished her from the sea after her plunge from the cliff. She breaks it off with Nicholas who stubbornly hangs on insisting she misunderstood what happened, and goes to stay with Cullen’s family. She eventually returns home and stops in with her great-grandmother, Gigi, at her lake house. Sophia slowly gets more information about the jewels out of her great-grandmother, but Gigi dies suddenly leaving her bereft and still with a lot of questions. Sophia returns to her job as a librarian in Ontario and with the help of her best friend, a researcher at the library, tries to uncover the background of the jewel, Sapphira, and Viktor. This is a greatly slimmed down overview of just the first part of this action-packed story – hopefully, not too many spoilers! It has romance, suspense, time travel, and mystery all in the same book, and would please a diverse group of readers. The settings are very different encompassing Canada, Ireland, France, and Italy. The viewpoint is first person most of the time (Sophia mainly, but alternates with an unknown, creepy, bad person at times), but smoothly goes to third person as needed to tell of action away from Sophia. The story ends with a cliffhanger that makes me want to get the next book as soon as I can.

  14. 4 out of 5

    A.B. Funkhauser

    I READ IT AGAIN!!! Rachael Stapleton’s Temple of Indra’s Jewel crackles with a vitality I’ve not seen since E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. Centered on the adventures/misadventures of Sophia Marcil, a sexy librarian who divides her days between spirited time travels and harrowing investigations into “murders most foul”, Stapleton’s heroine is engaging, funny, and unapologetic in her pursuits. If she isn’t having sex, Marcil dreams about it. As a modern day woman in love with a hunky Irishman, o I READ IT AGAIN!!! Rachael Stapleton’s Temple of Indra’s Jewel crackles with a vitality I’ve not seen since E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. Centered on the adventures/misadventures of Sophia Marcil, a sexy librarian who divides her days between spirited time travels and harrowing investigations into “murders most foul”, Stapleton’s heroine is engaging, funny, and unapologetic in her pursuits. If she isn’t having sex, Marcil dreams about it. As a modern day woman in love with a hunky Irishman, or an 18th century princess of Monaco pursued by suitors either odious or dreamy, Marcil has a great time and so does this reader. Rarely have I come across a writer less self-conscious than Stapleton who’s breezy, in your face style tells it like it is. It’s not all fun and games. Indra has a dark side with abusive villains that have no compunction about pushing people off cliffs or depriving them of their eyes. This is the first in a series. Can’t wait to see what Sophia and Stapleton get up to in the next installment.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Paula Ratcliffe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book follows Sophia Marcil and Princess Sapphira and a cursed stone that has been passed in Sophia's family. When her boyfriend proposes and pops the ring on Sophia's finger she gets thrown into the 19th Century as Princess Sapphira of Monaco. There nothing is what it seems as there seems to be a lot of political things going on around Sophia. As she peices things together she gets thrown back and forth between the present and the 19th century. Will Sophia ever break the curse or is she stu This book follows Sophia Marcil and Princess Sapphira and a cursed stone that has been passed in Sophia's family. When her boyfriend proposes and pops the ring on Sophia's finger she gets thrown into the 19th Century as Princess Sapphira of Monaco. There nothing is what it seems as there seems to be a lot of political things going on around Sophia. As she peices things together she gets thrown back and forth between the present and the 19th century. Will Sophia ever break the curse or is she stuck with it to repeat itself? This book was so good I bought all three and can't wait to see what is next for Sophia as like any great book it left you wanting to know more. This book was full of so many great characters Irish Cullen who saves Sophia a few times over to truly bad characters that make you want to run the other way. Stuck in the middle of it all is Sophia and Cullen and Viktor and Sapphira. What happens next is anyone's guess!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    I really wanted to like this book. It was a cool concept and I love time travel stories. However, there was almost no character development. Most of the secondary characters were just there and most of them seemed to have red hair for some reason. There were little gaps in the story where character development should have been. For example Sophia meets hot man and is rescued. That seems to be the end of it for now until she is suddenly in the middle of a relationship with a guy who hasn't been m I really wanted to like this book. It was a cool concept and I love time travel stories. However, there was almost no character development. Most of the secondary characters were just there and most of them seemed to have red hair for some reason. There were little gaps in the story where character development should have been. For example Sophia meets hot man and is rescued. That seems to be the end of it for now until she is suddenly in the middle of a relationship with a guy who hasn't been mentioned in between. There were little inconsistencies such as when Sophia's bracelet is stolen and then later she is wearing it again without getting it back. The ending was one of those 'buy my next book' cliff-hanger type endings. When I come across these, I don't buy the next book. There were parts of the story that had me engaged, but in the end the story left me feeling vaguely annoyed with it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Lives and loves that span time and lifetimes. Action and adventure with a mysterious connection to cursed jewels. Continents and astral planes traversed. Evil bad guys aplenty. Plotting schemers seem to abound wherever our heroine finds herself. Sappho / Sapphira / Zaphir seems caught in the tangles of time and various power struggles. Our hero is a cunning Celt in one timeline. A brave German in another. The connections between the lives of the valiant men is a bit fuzzy to me. I enjoyed readin Lives and loves that span time and lifetimes. Action and adventure with a mysterious connection to cursed jewels. Continents and astral planes traversed. Evil bad guys aplenty. Plotting schemers seem to abound wherever our heroine finds herself. Sappho / Sapphira / Zaphir seems caught in the tangles of time and various power struggles. Our hero is a cunning Celt in one timeline. A brave German in another. The connections between the lives of the valiant men is a bit fuzzy to me. I enjoyed reading it first as an advance copy. Sapphira though seems both blessed and doomed with her loves, and fated to be surrounded by friends and family with dubious designs. Enticing characters that are colorful. An exciting, if sometimes confusing, read. Great for a long vacation at the cabin or on a plane.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    This was an interesting time-travel novel that takes us back and forth between current time and 1857. Sophia Marcil has a ring that is part of a set made from the Purple Delhi Sapphire which seems to be a catalyst for the time travel. When Sophia travels to 1857 she ends up in the body of Princess Sapphira of Monaco. There are several men of interest for Sophia/Sapphira in this book. Some appear to be good and some are very very evil and the author keeps you guessing as to which is which in the This was an interesting time-travel novel that takes us back and forth between current time and 1857. Sophia Marcil has a ring that is part of a set made from the Purple Delhi Sapphire which seems to be a catalyst for the time travel. When Sophia travels to 1857 she ends up in the body of Princess Sapphira of Monaco. There are several men of interest for Sophia/Sapphira in this book. Some appear to be good and some are very very evil and the author keeps you guessing as to which is which in the present as well as the past. You will end up rooting for certain men, but there are times when you are really wondering if you have picked the best guy or not. Sophia also has numerous nightmares that will tie into the story at some point. There is murder and mystery afoot and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Roger

    Temple of Indra's Jewel (Time Traveling Bibliophile Book 1), my eleventh read from author Rachel Stapleton. I got this book back in April of 2017 and one thing led to another & I never got around to reading it, my loss. Extremely well written, the characters, well developed. I’m a character reader, I get into the characters. Who and what they are. Why they do the things they do. The things that make a reader get invested into the characters and thereby the book and this book has it all! No matte Temple of Indra's Jewel (Time Traveling Bibliophile Book 1), my eleventh read from author Rachel Stapleton. I got this book back in April of 2017 and one thing led to another & I never got around to reading it, my loss. Extremely well written, the characters, well developed. I’m a character reader, I get into the characters. Who and what they are. Why they do the things they do. The things that make a reader get invested into the characters and thereby the book and this book has it all! No matter the genre you can always count on a good read, I will be reading more by prolific author Rachel Stapleton, in fact I've already begun the sequel Temple of Indra's Curse (Time Traveling Bibliophile Book 2). (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

  20. 5 out of 5

    Matt Kelland

    Bleh. Read Outlander instead. Seriously, as soon as you have a lead character who's a sexy, intelligent, single billionaire who falls instantly in love with the heroine, you've lost me completely: it's straight into trashy Mills & Boon romance territory now. And the bibliophile aspect is completely wasted: there's no actual book-loving going on in this story, she just happens to work in a library (which just happens to have a perfect selection of eclectic manuscripts and books about obscure Euro Bleh. Read Outlander instead. Seriously, as soon as you have a lead character who's a sexy, intelligent, single billionaire who falls instantly in love with the heroine, you've lost me completely: it's straight into trashy Mills & Boon romance territory now. And the bibliophile aspect is completely wasted: there's no actual book-loving going on in this story, she just happens to work in a library (which just happens to have a perfect selection of eclectic manuscripts and books about obscure European royalty). Plus it ends on a terrible cliff-hanger. I won't be reading on.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Barb Foerst

    Sophia Marcil is an ordinary librarian who is vacationing in Europe with her soon to be ex-boyfriend. After an argument, Sophia is suddenly Sapphira Princess of Monaco in the mid 1850’s. She is puzzled and thinks it’s all a game until it becomes obvious it is not. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book. There’s a little romance, a lot of mystery and a puzzling jewel. Enjoy! I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Withers

    A fantastic well written story of Sofia switching back and forth from a modern lady to a 1800's princess. In both situations she is facing continuing danger from enemies. The threats build as we keep reading. Sofia is chasing her families history of the Purple Dehli Sapphire and her connection to it in each of her life experiences. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series. I am voluntarily reviewing a free copy of this story from the author. This is my honest review A fantastic well written story of Sofia switching back and forth from a modern lady to a 1800's princess. In both situations she is facing continuing danger from enemies. The threats build as we keep reading. Sofia is chasing her families history of the Purple Dehli Sapphire and her connection to it in each of her life experiences. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series. I am voluntarily reviewing a free copy of this story from the author. This is my honest review

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tequila

    At first, I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it through the book. With the first few chapters switching back and forth between time periods, I didn't know if I could do that through the entire book. But after I got through those first few chapters, it was smooth sailing. And I understand why the author did so, because it does totally set up the rest of the book. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and look forward to reading more of this series. At first, I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it through the book. With the first few chapters switching back and forth between time periods, I didn't know if I could do that through the entire book. But after I got through those first few chapters, it was smooth sailing. And I understand why the author did so, because it does totally set up the rest of the book. I really enjoyed the story and the characters and look forward to reading more of this series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    Reincarnation or a soul loop? A great start to the series. Do you believe that we have lived before and sometimes get caught in a loop where the same things keep happening again and again. She does now! Time travel, cursed gems and murder are all skillfully blended into a plot that will have you riveted. The characters are well rounded and the switch from past to present shows the cycles that can occur. A great read. I received a copy for a honest review

  25. 4 out of 5

    BP34

    A time travel that will keep you page turning. Once her grandmother's ring is slipped on her finger, she falls off a cliff and is transported back in time. Lots of drama, suspense, mystery, romance, fantasy and crime to keep you occupied. It was a well written, fast paced story and one that I'm sure you will enjoy. A time travel that will keep you page turning. Once her grandmother's ring is slipped on her finger, she falls off a cliff and is transported back in time. Lots of drama, suspense, mystery, romance, fantasy and crime to keep you occupied. It was a well written, fast paced story and one that I'm sure you will enjoy.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    Temple of Indra's Jewel by Rachael Stapleton is an excellent beginning to what opens up as a promising series. I really love these characters and the history involved with the jewels. The possibilities are endless. (I actually located book 2 in my kindle file, so I purchased this one in order to begin the series. Like lost money in the dryer, this is a terrific find.) Temple of Indra's Jewel by Rachael Stapleton is an excellent beginning to what opens up as a promising series. I really love these characters and the history involved with the jewels. The possibilities are endless. (I actually located book 2 in my kindle file, so I purchased this one in order to begin the series. Like lost money in the dryer, this is a terrific find.)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gina Hewitt

    Indra’s Jewel is a gem of a good read. I like the character development even though I struggled sometimes remembering who was whom as Sophia travelled to the 19th century. The dual plot line keeps the story interesting. I hope subsequent stories answer the questions about Cullen, his mysterious brother, and where Saffira goes when Sophia is in the 19th century.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    There is just something about this book that draws me in. Not only is there romance but there is time traveling and a bit of magic also. I was pulled into this story and every distraction irritated me because I wanted to keep reading. I am definitely looking forward to book 2.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kimberlie Currier

    Has Possibilities But Mostly Just Silly Has Possibilities But Mostly Just Silly and Unbelievable. Cliffhanger, so be forewarned. I'm not interested enough to read the next book. Has Possibilities But Mostly Just Silly Has Possibilities But Mostly Just Silly and Unbelievable. Cliffhanger, so be forewarned. I'm not interested enough to read the next book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Singleton

    A great read. This is a unique genre.A well-written plot and fantastic characters. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.

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