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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Sole Mates by Pamela Woods-Jackson is a modern continuation of one of Shakespeare's most famous and revered plays, Romeo and Juliet. The premise is that following the suicides of the iconic young lovers, their spirits remain alive, and are permitted a few limited returns to human form in an attempt to reconvene their long (but not lost) romance. Over the centuries all endeavors are unsuccessful, keeping the pair apart and carrying on the family feud that had initially been resolved with their deaths. With one final chance offered up by the Heavenly Counselor, Everman, Romeo and Juliet are reincarnated into a Jewish woman named Julianne and a Catholic named Roman. It's a push to secure the definitive outcome of their infinite love against all odds, or be parted for eternity in the ever after.
Pamela Woods-Jackson has written a creative twist to a centuries-old resurrection of (arguably) the greatest love story of all time. As she traverses centuries to bring Romeo and Juliet into the newest millennium, the narrative takes a fresh turn toward contemporary style and substance without any of the gratuitous liberties fan fiction sometimes takes. On the contrary, Sole Mates is a sweet canonical nod to a much admired classic. Juliet/Julianne and Romeo/Roman are pleasant characters that are as easy to root for as the originals. Woods-Jackson writes a confident tale that will appeal to readers of the young adult genre and I'd be comfortable allowing my teen daughter to get lost in the story, and equally so in recommending this book to others who share similar interests.