Coffee Break Read: Tourmentin by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Tourmentin is a Gothic love story set in New Orleans.

An apparently haunted hotel, reincarnation and soulmates – this story is right up my alley. Tourmentin, the story of a great love that crosses lifetimes, has an old world charm to it. I enjoyed the descriptions of the hotel and the French Quarter in New Orleans. A lovely story. This is a fast read, perfect to fit in over a coffee break, well – tea for me.


Emile and Serafine loved at first sight believing in their fairytale ending. But fate and darkness from Emile’s past separate the lovers, with Emile being trapped in an alternate time, imprisoned in the 1800’s by his former lover the sultry Isadora. Isadora is convinced that she and Emile belong together and also as the old saying goes… believes if she cannot have Emile, then no one can.

Time moves forward and Emile’s beloved Serafine dies, but she promises to find her true love again. Love’s promise is realized, when Serafine is reborn into the modern age and has returned to the French Quarter and to the very hotel where her Emile still remains frozen in time.

The lovers reunite, only to face an evil which vows to destroy them once and for all.

Find it on Goodreads   &  Amazon


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12 Responses to Coffee Break Read: Tourmentin by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

  1. Indiewritersreview says:

    Thanks so much!:O)

  2. Ooh, sounds charming. New Orleans, gothic, time travel-ish, that’s all right up my alley. I love your reviews, Emma. They always get me excited to read something new.

    • Emma says:

      It is charming. I thought the idea of Emile being trapped in the hotel in a different time but able to see everything going on around him in the modern era was unique.
      Thanks, Tameri.

  3. Mae Clair says:

    I love time travel and star-crossed love. This sounds like a great read. I’ll have to check it out!

  4. This is really cool for me since I’ve actually stayed in a hotel in New Orleans that’s supposed to be haunted. Hmm, wonder if it’s the same one…. 🙂

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