My Review of Saints in the Shadows

Saints in the Shadows-my review

Product DetailsI gave this book four stars. It kept my interest and was an easy read. A book by Alana Cash about a young woman that refuses to admit it by she is physic. Here is the synopsis:     

The book is set in New Orleans and Manhattan and it’s about Maud Strand who moved to New York because she’s mourning the loss of the her father in an accident.  Maud has a secret, a secret buried so deep in her psyche that she can’t even remember it, but it’s running her life.  She’s drifting in New York when she meets Lina Strand aka Madame Budska a physicist turned psychic to the elite.  Madame Budska’s clients are a billionaire hedge fund manager, a political kingmaker, a TV celebrity, and a crazy Princeton professor. Is she a “real” psychic or a charlatan?  Actually not, but she’s kind of wonderful.  More like a fairy godmother who nurtures damaged people without judgment.
After a few months acquaintance, Lina asks Maud to take over the Madame Budska business while Lina goes off for what she called “the big reveal.” She trains Maud as a psychic to “listen until you hear”, “look until you see.” It’s the act of listening helps Maud unlock her mind and remember the secret that has kept her adrift in grief.
Beyond revealing secrets and the process of grief, Saints in the Shadows dabbles in provocative subjects such as religion, psychic phenomena, economics, morality, masochism, history, and a bit of romance with an NYPD detective.
You can like Madame Budska (pictured above) on Face book at
 about the author: Bio:  Multiple, international  award-winning author and filmmaker, Alana Cash is an adventurer.  She’s played castanets with a gypsy band in war-torn Serbia and slept in a KGB interrogation room in Prague.  She’s been to a bullfight in Mexico, swimming in an underwater tunnel in Texas, and parasailing in Acapulco.  She wore a bulletproof vest on a ride-along in an NYPD patrol car, and she kissed a man on the catwalk of the Norman Bates Psycho house at Universal Studios.  
The book can be purchased here:
My blogs are found here:  (Brooklyn blog)
                                        (Texas blog)
What intrigued me to read the book was this statement by the author trying to see if I would review the book, so I did.
“The book was inspired by a chance meeting (on a plane) between my son and a “psychic” working with a world-renowned television celebrity.  I asked myself:  What would very powerful people ask a psychic?  And I wrote this book.


About me:  I’m a multiple, international award-winning author, teacher, and filmmaker.  I was honored to be part of “A Writer’s Exchange”, the PBS series that was translated into 8 languages and aired for 10 years.  I have been acknowledged for my documentary work, which addresses women in the sciences (physics, chemistry, psychoanalysis). My films have been distributed worldwide and aired on public television in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.”  

  Drop by and read a little, I am sure you will find it an interesting read. In the meantime drop by my blogs for other books I read and recommend. at or on WordPress at 
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