*Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock* *4.75 fangs* Where to begin? This book has it all! Intrigue, love, scheming, plots, crossing, double-crossing. Loved it! Katherine has always had pretty good instincts and her instincts drove her from an unsavory courtship and into the arms of the man that she knew without a doubt was her soul-mate. Quentin Ashland will not let her go that easily and poor Katherine doesn't realize that his clients are still his clients even after his lawyer duties are done. He's determined to get her back or at least make it so that she will come back. All Katherine wants to do is paint and marry her love, Parker Drayton. The night before he leaves on a big business trip, she starts having dreams again. A dream drove her from Quentin and Tallahassee, but this one is different. This involves the past. Katherine is going to find out very soon about her past and that instinct that she has counted on all her life. Her past and that of her ancestors is just as important as her future. She will learn that without a past you have no future. Her past and her future will collide and she has to make sure the right path is taken.
Official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Ursula, Sisters of Prophecy Book 1" by Jude Pittman and Gail Roughton.]  Katherine Shipton knew her life was about to change as she prepared to marry Parker Drayton, heir to an international oil firm, but she never dreamed that it would change this much. As Ursula, the first book in the Sisters of Prophecy series by Jude Pittman and Gail Roughton opens, Parker is setting off to inspect oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and Katherine is planning to occupy herself with wedding plans and maybe finally finishing that portrait she’s been working on. In a matter of hours, Katherine is doubting her own sanity, and Parker’s life may be in jeopardy.
There are really two stories happening in this book. One has a modern setting and involves Katherine, Parker, and the people close to them. The other is about Katherine’s mysterious ancestor, Ursula, and takes place during the reign of England’s Henry VIII. Guided by a talking portrait and assisted by her best friend, Katherine needs to alter history’s natural course - or Ursula faces tragedy and Katherine will never have been born. Even though she definitely feels like she’s been thrown into the deep end without knowing how to swim, it is imperative for Katherine to find a way to help Ursula and then return to solve the problems that face her in her own time. For such a short book, there is a lot going on. There’s drama with Katherine’s newfound psychic abilities, drama with Katherine’s ex-fiancee who makes a sudden reappearance in her life, drama with the danger that Parker must face, and drama surrounding Katherine’s friend Sylvia, who has her own secrets. While this keeps the book very exciting, some readers may find it to be too scattered and lacking the more subtle development that can really separate the good from the great. I think it is also worth noting that this book is clearly meant to be part of a larger series. I don’t know if readers should expect the same cast of characters to appear, but I wouldn’t eliminate the possibility, and that may help further develop characters that were introduced in this book. For readers with strong opinions, rest assured that there is a real ending to the book (not a cliffhanger), but you’ll need to read the book to find out if it’s happy or not. I am rating this book 3 out of 4 stars. It was quick, but it was also exciting and interesting. I think many readers will find it enjoyable and a good read for a sunny afternoon or an evening indoors. It’s definitely a fast read, and it will entertain without eating away your entire day."/> Sisters of Prophecy, Ursula