ARC Mini Review; The Path Keeper- N J Simmonds

I received a copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Page Count 378

Publication date May 2019/ Publisher Accent Press



What if every coincidence was a tiny miracle? What if our life was already mapped out before birth? What if someone had the power to change the path we were destined to follow?

Ella hates her new life in London, she misses Spain and she’s struggling to get over her past until she meets Zac. He has always loved her but he isn’t meant to be part of Ella’s story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and will force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense, a world more dangerous than she could ever imagine.



Romance as a main plot isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I follow N J Simmonds on Twitter and she’s so lovely and supportive in the community I had to read the book I’d been hearing her talk about throughout its creation.

As a romance in itself I probably wouldn’t have read The Path Keeper, but a fantasy with adult themes? Count me in!

The story of Zac and Ella was so endearing. There was something really pure and beautiful in the way Simmonds described their relationship. I loved that the characters lives all intertwined throughout the past and present timelines in this novel.

Simmonds did a fantastic job of combining real world historical events with a fictional fantasy plot and I thoroughly enjoyed her take on religion. I’d happily accept love as the basis of existence.

The writing flowed nicely and I had no struggles jumping back and forth between timelines and characters. Each chapter ended on a perfect note, urging me to keep turning the pages.

The Path Keeper holds strong themes of motherhood and the bond between mother and child as well as religion, love and the meaning of life. I was heavily invested in many of the characters and found myself clinging to the hope of a happy ending (for most of them).

Simmonds ended this story in such a way that you can choose to read it as a stand alone or continue the Indigo Chronicles series to find out what happens next…

Roxanne’s Reactions

Author: Roxanne Michelle

Dramatic, curly-haired wannabe writer from a nowhere town in Somerset. Stop-starter of all projects great and small. Here to talk books, film, mental health and lifestyle.

2 thoughts on “ARC Mini Review; The Path Keeper- N J Simmonds”

  1. I just started reading this, so skimmed your review! But hearing so many people review this is making me really excited and I’m only two chapters in but I am certainly excited to read more!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Jessicamap Reviews

A Minnesota girl and her books

Caffeinated Reviewer

books, audiobooks, reviews & coffee

JennyLou's book reviews

My escape from reality reading books


reviewing fantasy, sci-fi, and romance novels

A Short Book Lover

Bite size book reviews

The Curious SFF Reader

A Blog about science fiction, fantasy and more!

The Lotus Readers

Book Blogging from a Therapist’s Perspective

Intersections in the Darkest Visions

Analyzing Horror Through Intersectional Feminism

Cover to Cover

Through life one book at a time...

%d bloggers like this: