“Why do I remember every detail of the day I was born? It’s not just because of the dream; it’s because today, October 10, 1997, will be the seventh time.”
Eleanor Blackwell is turning seventeen, and although excited about her birthday, she already knows what it will bring. At seventeen she’ll meet the boy of her dreams, he’ll sweep her off her feet, and they’ll fall in love. But Ellie won’t get her happily ever after, because right before her eighteenth birthday she’ll be murdered.
How does Ellie know this?
Because this isn’t the first time she’s lived this story…it’s the seventh.
Every time Ellie is reborn she finds herself surrounded by the same souls of both her friends and enemies, the same love and, ultimately, the same death. Will Ellie be able to discover the secrets those closet to her are hiding? Will she finally be able to change things enough to alter her destiny this time around? Or, is she cursed to repeat the same mistakes she’s made seven other times before and return once again.
When not even death wants to keep her Ellie Blackwell finds herself resurrected, living in a new time yet still surrounded by the same souls that existed in her past.
As her seventeenth birthday approaches she anxiously waits to see if he will find her again and if he does will the love they shared so long ago still burn as strong? But along with hope, Ellie is crippled by the deep fear that history will repeat itself in more ways than one.
Will fate will take control over her life again, cruelly throwing the same obstacles in the way of her happiness? Or will she finally find some of the answers that she’s been searching for?
Resurrected once again, Ellie Blackwell now knows that there is no way to fight her destiny; so she decides to run, hoping that a new environment will wipe her slate clean.
But she should have known that fate wouldn’t allow it to be that easy.
The same souls that have surrounded her in the past still find her again and, despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to free herself from them. Ellie is left with no choice but to begin solving some of the mysteries that have haunted her for four other lifetimes and to try, once again, to prevent her murder from happening on her eighteenth birthday.
As we journey back and forth through both Ellie’s past and present lives, she learns that she isn’t the only one in her circle keeping dark secrets. Desperately struggling to fix things and somehow change her destiny, Ellie realizes that maybe you can’t fight fate, perhaps she is forever cursed to make the same mistakes she’s repeatedly made before.
After five failed lifetimes spent trying to beat fate, Ellie Blackwell’s faith that things will be different this time is long gone.
Her heart has been shattered one too many times and she’s not prepared to let it happen again. Broken and beaten down, she has all but given up. Her’s is a destiny that cannot be changed; she’s accepted that now.
But there is one path she hasn’t tried before, one choice she’s never made, one man she’s never said yes to… Could he be the key to changing her fate? Or will burying her heartache in him just make everything worse?
Surrounded by the same souls that have followed her from lifetime to lifetime, Ellie decides to forfeit her fight with destiny before it even begins, but ignoring your heart after two hundred years isn’t easy; especially when the past just won’t let go.
In the fourth and final book of The Return Series we bounce back and forth between present day and Ellie’s sixth lifetime in 1978. Mysteries will finally be solved and questions will finally be answered. And, with Ellie’s eighteenth birthday rapidly approaching, she needs to find the strength to fight for her life.
But will she be able to take all that she’s learned over these past seven lifetimes and change her present enough to give her a chance at a future? Or is Ellie still cursed to have this lifetime end like the ones before?