Historical, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / My Lady’s Choosing / An Interactive Romance Novel / Kitty Curran / Larissa Zageris /

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🌹ARC-BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-3rd April 2018
Publisher-Quirk Books
Genre-Interactive historical Romance
Kindle Edition-352 Pages

This scandalous chooseable-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure-and satisfy all your earthly desires along the way!

Endless scenarios of high romance, deep desire, and quivering…comedy await your tender caress in this chooseable path romance novel. You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the centre of 19th-century society, the courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand…

  Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet, Sir Benedict Granville?
  Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, handsome, horse-loving highlander, Captain Angus McTaggart?
  Or perhaps you will chase through the chapters a good man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, in the arousing form of Lord Garraway Craven?
  Or read recklessly on to take to the continent as the “travelling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline?
*  …or yet another intriguing fate?

Whether it’s forlorn orphans and fearsome werewolves, mistaken identities and swashbuckling swordfights, or long-lost lovers and pilfered Egyptian artefacts, every delightful twist and turn of the romance genre unfolds at your behest! Prepare to open your heart, open your mind, and open this book.

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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ARC REVIEW COPY
Release Date-3/4/18

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran; Larissa Zageris was an interesting premise.
It reminded me so much of those pick your own adventures that I loved as a child.
Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this as much as I remember devouring these type of books as a kid and I couldn’t quite seem to immerse myself fully.in the whole experience.
Granted I have only followed one adventure but I feel this would work better as an actual physical copy rather than an E-Book.
I found tripping back and forth in an E-Book to be incredibly annoying.
This was an interesting idea providing this type of a read for adults but I’m not sure this will actually take off.
Never the less I was intrigued by this type of read and for that reason alone don’t discount “My lady’s Choosing till you have tried it.
It was different
Thank you To Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of “My Lady’s Choosing” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Factual, Historical, Horror, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / The Hunger / Alma Katsu /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-6th March 2018
Publisher- G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Genre-Historical Fiction/Horror
Kindle Edition-376 Pages

Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere.

Tamsen Donner must be a witch. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the pioneers to the brink of madness. They cannot escape the feeling that someone–or something–is stalking them. Whether it was a curse from the beautiful Tamsen, the choice to follow a disastrous experimental route West, or just plain bad luck–the 90 men, women, and children of the Donner Party are at the brink of one of the deadliest and most disastrous western adventures in American history.

While the ill-fated group struggles to survive in the treacherous mountain conditions–searing heat that turns the sand into bubbling stew; snows that freeze the oxen where they stand–evil begins to grow around them and within them. As members of the party begin to disappear, they must ask themselves “What if there is something waiting in the mountains? Something disturbing and diseased…and very hungry?”

 

 

The Hunger by Alma Katsu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-6/3/18

“The Hunger” By Alma Katsu was such an immersing read with such diverse interesting characters you couldn’t help but become hooked and transfixed by the storyline.
With its rich tapestry of history, you actually felt transported back into another place and time.
Taking the story of the 90 men, women, and children of the Donner Party, one of the deadliest and most disastrous western adventures in American history and putting its own horrific slant on it.
The author has managed to meld fact with fiction, giving us this portrayal of history mixed with an ominous presence of dread throughout.
The story takes various members of this party and tells its narrative from different POV giving us such a diverse understanding of the dynamics and powers that were at play.
Different members insights show the good and bad of all involved here and how easy breakdowns in communication, as well as fear mongering, can spread like a plague throughout a group.
This was truly shocking in places and I was suitably impressed with how the fiction had been interwoven into the known facts.
Being from the UK I was not aware of the Donner Party myself so this was a new story for me and got to say a very enjoyable read.
Give this a go if you like stories rich in history and character.
So I was provided with an ARC of “The Hunger” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Historical, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / The Duchess Deal / Tessa Dare / THIS IS A RE-RELEASE /

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💞BOOK-REVIEW💞

Release Date-22nd February 2018
Genre-Historical Romance
Kindle Edition-384 Pages
Publisher-Mills &Boon

THIS IS A RE-RELEASE

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… 

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love

 

 

The Duchess DealThe Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Oh, words cannot describe how much I enjoyed The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare.
I wasn’t really expecting that much from this and it jumped up and hit me by surprise.
So The “The Duchess Deal” tells the tale of vicar’s daughter turned seamstress Emma Gladstone and The Duke of Ashbury’s “Ash”.
Ash Horribly disfigured after the war needs a wife and heir after his broken engagement and Emma a seamstress but a lady nether the less fits his bill precisely.
But there will be some rules to follow.

.They will be husband and wife by night only.
No lights, no kissing.
No questions about his battle scars.
Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma sets a few stipulations of her own.

They will have dinner together every evening.
With conversation.
And unlimited teasing.
Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love

What follows is nothing short of sublime as Emma wagers one-woman guerrilla warfare against her new unsuspecting husband.
Emma can’t help falling for the grumpy bad tempered Duke and She will Teach Ash the real meaning of Love and care as she falls further down the rabbit hole herself.
So This was a fantastic read not only did it manage to keep my attention I found myself chuckling throughout.
Ash’s intriguing use of language had me grinning from ear to ear.
That original bed scene where it was like a game of blind man’s buff as Ash was feeling around in the dark for Emma was fantastic, so amusing.
Then there was that stray cat Emma just picked up from the street to take with her, lucky cat ay.
And as this story progressed you couldn’t help to fall along with Emma for the gruff, sarcastic stubborn but wholly worthy of love Ash.
It reminded me so much of a beauty and the beast tale just more risque and raunchy as Emma and her Duke proceed to christen all rooms in there home lol.
Ash may be disfigured but without his impairment, Emma and Ash would never have married so maybe it was a blessing in disguise resulting in his happiness and escape from his previous shallow engagement.
The many terms of endearment used throughout “The Duchess Deal” By Emma were brilliant and kept me smiling along.
And the added story of the “Monster of Mayfair” was also quite sad, I felt for Ash but at the same time wanted him to realise he was much more than just his face.
And when Ash did do sweet in his own particular snarky way well just SWOON GIRLFRIEND!!!!

“You are wet, and you are cold. You don’t like being cold. Therefore, I despise you being cold. I would go about murdering raindrops and setting fire to the clouds, but that would take slightly more than an hour. Perhaps even two. So we’re here, and you will cease complaining about it.”

Listen to me talking as if these characters are really real lol.
But that, in my opinion, is the sign of a well-written story that by the time I was finished here I felt I was leaving behind me, two old friends.
I was actually sad to leave Emma and Ash in the background.
But so happy they got to live there very own HEA.
“The Duchess was so refreshing to read and left me with such a happy feeling inside.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Duchess” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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/ ARC-Book Review / The Coffin Path / Katherine Clements /

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🍁ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🍁

Release Date-8th February 2018
Genre-Historical
Publisher-Headline Review
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

The Coffin Path is an eerie and compelling seventeenth-century ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of Michelle Paver and Sarah Waters, this gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone.

Maybe you’ve heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there’s something up here, something evil.

Mercy Booth isn’t afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father’s study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepost, an unshakeable sense that someone is watching.

When a stranger appears seeking work, Mercy reluctantly takes him in. As their stories entwine, this man will change everything. She just can’t see it yet.

The Coffin PathThe Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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ARC-REVIEW
Release Date-8/2/18
So the Coffin Path By Katherine Clements was a strange one for me, I was really looking forward to this but it didn’t quite deliver and left me feeling a tad confused by that unexplained ending.
So this book tells the story of Mercy Booth who lives at Scarcross Hall with her father and an old servant called Meg.
Scarcross Hall is at the end of the old coffin path that winds up from the village to the top of the moor, hence the stories name.


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Stories Abound about the evil that resides up here.
But Mercy isn’t afraid she loves this land.
And when a stranger appears seeking work Mercy reluctantly provides it.
So the stranger, Ellis Ferreby and Mercy’s tales are on a collision course and the fallout is going to be epic.
So this is what I would class as a gothic ghost tale, set in the seventeenth century on the bleak Yorkshire Moors amid sheep country.
The Coffin Path gives vivid descriptions throughout of the bleakness of the times.
The first visual upon starting this is a graphic portrayal of Mercy aiding a sheeps labour and this book continues to provide vivid optical delights.
The atmosphere created throughout hangs heavy with an extremely ominous feel.
Despite this, I struggled at times to fully connect and though the mood was set there never seemed to be an adequate explanation for any of the events occurring.
The Coffin Path mostly relies on its ambience, setting an aura of terror for the reader.
I also felt there were just too many bloody sheep stories being told.
I know where it was set, and the author did show her great knowledge of sheep farming back in the day, which is awesome, but for me, it was just a tad too much information.
I was sick to the back bloody teeth of sheep.
So the ending for this book took me completely by surprise, I saw some of it coming, but there was other stuff that I really wasn’t expecting at all, and if I’m honest I actually feel rather sad and heartbroken for Ellis, the poor bloke.
I would have definitely prefered an alternative ending and actually felt that Mercy was a complete cow to the poor bloke.
And also, as I said earlier, I am not quite sure what has actually happened here.
It was all a bit weird if I’m honest.
I was left feeling a bit deflated, this showed so much promise but for me fell totally flat in places.
Saying that this was very well written and had such a lyrical prose you couldn’t help being enthralled by the language and also the overall setting.
So, in conclusion, this was a somewhat solid read but with some issues that I failed to overcome.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Coffin Path” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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🌸ARC-Book Review🌸The Wicked Cometh🌸by Laura Carlin🌸

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🌸ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🌸

Release Date-8th February 2018
Genre-Historical
Publisher-Hodder and Stoughton
Kindle Edition-352 Pages

The year is 1831

Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets.

Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.

When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock. But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations.

Hester and Rebekah find themselves crossing every boundary they’ve ever known in pursuit of truth, redemption and passion. But their trust in each other will be tested as a web of deceit begins to unspool, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking

The Wicked ComethThe Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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ARC-Review
Release Date-8/2/18

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin is a middle of the fence story for me.
It is set against the backdrop of the slums of London in 1831 and features Hester White born the educated daughter of a parson she has fallen on hard times after the passing of her parents.
Taken in by the gardener and his wife Hester soon Finds herself far far down with the dregs of society Using an opportunity of chance Hester finds herself in service to the Brocks using a falsehood to secure an improvement in her station, Hester finds a growing friendship with the enigmatic Rebecca Brock her new teacher.
But there are secrets afoot and it’s not long before Hester and Rebecca are caught in a web of intrigue and danger.
So with this, I really enjoyed the beginning and I also found the end to be very exciting.
However, the middle of “The Wicked Cometh” I struggled with, I found this to be a trifle long winded and I did find myself skimming quite frequently.
This is the main reason I have rated this down slightly.
Despite that, there is still plenty here to keep the attention and I must admit that I did become misled in regards to plot direction so bravo to the author for that.
I also loved the uniqueness of this tale in regards to the relationship between Rebekah and Hester.
And also the underlying mystery here, that managed to keep this afloat.
And also found the language used here was of a very lyrical nature.
This was also a nice touch.
So that’s about it, there were positives and negatives to this story for me.
It was an alright read but didn’t blow me away.
NetGalley provided me with an ARC of “The Wicked Cometh” by Laura Carlin of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

🕊ARC-Book Review🕊The Soulweaver🕊 by Heidi Catherine🕊

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🕊ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🕊

Release Date-19th January
Genre-Romance,Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publisher-Crooked Cat Books
Kindle Edition-234 Pages

She’s loved and lost him a hundred times across a thousand years. She can’t bear to lose him again.

Lin’s dreams are haunted by faces of people she’s never met. Unable to shake the feeling she’s lived before, she’s drawn to Reinier—a stranger whose soul is heartbreakingly familiar from a time gone by. 

Reinier helps Lin unravel the mystery of her past life as Hannah, a girl who sacrificed herself for her true love, Matthew. As Lin falls hopelessly in love with Reinier, her memories of her life as Hannah sharpen and she finds herself unable to let go of Matthew.

With her heart torn in two, Lin must decide whether she should stand by Reinier’s side or track down Matthew and fight for his love. What she doesn’t know is that her decision will ripple across our troubled planet, affecting far more lives than just her own. 

Winner of Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Pro award, The Soulweaver is a story that will change the way you see the world.

The SoulweaverThe Soulweaver by Heidi Catherine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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Release date: Jan 19, 2018
Arc Book Review.

So, I’m not really having much luck at the moment in regards to my reading material.
Here we have another Arc I was so looking forward to only to be let down again in my expectations.
I think I may need to lower them slightly, expectations that is, this is beginning to be a bit of a pattern for me lately.
So The Soulweaver by Heidi Catherine is a lyrical narrative that for me fell slightly too much on the wordy and preachy side of the fence.
The soulweaver basically tells the story of the life and death of Hannah/Lin and how all things are interwoven with rebirth, reincarnation and growth ultimately leading to a higher plane of enlightenment.
Reinier/Lin/Hannah/Mathew/Shen each of these has a role to play in the bigger picture that this tale is striving for.
So I wish I could say I loved this, But I really didn’t it was a bit of a chore to finish if I’m honest and I was really starting to skim near the end.
So, This was so going to be a two-star all the way then Soulweaver kinda side-swiped me from the left-field.
Throwing in that mega emotional ending and I’ve got to admit I kinda got a bit emotional and had myself a good old cry over it, I’m such a girl.
So yeh that weepfest was enough to pull it out of the bag for me and It got that extra star on the merits of my girly tears.
That aside, my main issue with this is I felt at times that I wasn’t reading a story but receiving a sermon. And even know religion itself is never outright mentioned.
There was enough of the Mother /Soulweaver and Creator/Author and the sin of suicide to make you think it was on the cusp sitting there, it was the elephant in the room just a different terminology was ultimately used.
In conclusion, this just really wasn’t for me.
Thank You to Netgalley, the publisher and the Author for proving me with an ARC of Soulweaver of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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🌺Review Of Woven by Bree Moore🌺

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Release Date-1st August 2017
Publisher-Phase Publishing
Genre-Historical Fantasy
Kindle Edition-381 Pages

For thirty years, Elaina has sat in her tower, fingers caught in an eternal dance, cursed to weave the tapestry of life on her loom. Bound by an enchanted mirror whose magic shows her the distant lives of the people of Camelot, she must forever watch a land which remains ever beyond her reach. Elaina despairs that she will ever experience more than just the shadows of life, until one day a face appears in the mirror that will change her life, and possibly her fate, forever.

Guinevere is losing her mind. When a severe injury to her head nearly kills her and awakens alternate personalities suppressed from her past, Guinevere learns that one of them is plotting with a knight of the round table to murder King Arthur and take control of Camelot. In the midst of war, Guinevere fights to save both her own life and the man she loves, each day coming closer to succumbing to the violent personalities within her.

Inspired by Arthurian legend and Lord Alfred Tennyson’s ballad, “The Lady of Shalott”, Woven spins a tale of two women who must risk everything to save those they love most into an epic of enchantment, love, and madness.

WovenWoven by Bree Moore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I Loved Woven, Bree Moore has taken an old legend that we all know and love and put her own fresh twist on it.
It was just so easy to lose yourself in the vivid history that was portrayed between these pages.
So Woven, of course, tells the story of that famous love triangle between Guinevere, Arthur and Lancelot.
Except, in this case, Guinevere seems to be suffering from multiple personality disorder.
She hears voices and the main one seems to occur whenever she is near Lancelot, causing fainting and passing out from Guinevere.
It’s soon apparent that these two have some sort of connection to Morgan Le Fey and Mordred.
But Guinevere herself finds she is drawn romantically in Arthurs direction.
Which obviously in itself comes with its own set of unique issues.
Meanwhile, imprisoned in her tower cursed to weave the tapestry of life, desperate for freedom Elaina enters this tale.
Unbeknown to them all, their stories are intertwined in love and life, ready to play out before the reader’s eyes.
So firstly as I mentioned before Woven is extremely rich in history and sets such a believable tapestry. I could almost smell and feel the history involved, so much research has so obviously gone on here. and it works Bree Moore has brought this legend to vibrant life.
and even know roughly knowing the way this was going to play out I still found myself wishing I could tweak the outcomes, I was obviously facing, so invested was I in this fascinating tale.
This story flowed well and easily kept my attention throughout and the characters involved felt fresh and not recycled, not an easy job when reselling a story that has been told so often so a very well done to the author herself for this feat, I was impressed.
The females I found especially, were such strong individuals, showing up there male counterparts completely.
Merlin was the only male I generally liked here, he was the only one I felt had a core of genuine integrity.
It was ironic really all the honour and loyalty that was bandied around by the men when it was the woman themselves that were the towers of strength and steadfastness.
This really was a joy to read. The way this tale was narrated with multiple personality inputs was great, it gave a very rounded portrayal of all involved here.
I just wish there could have been a happier outcome for our fair ladies, I know, I know, it’s the way the legend play’s out, but this is a fable and as such I think is open to interpretation, so why not tweak the outcome, stack the deck and give all involved a much happier ever after.
That is except for maybe Arthur and Lancelot, I really didn’t like these two very much, a pair of douchbags in my modern day opinion, the females portrayed here got totally shafted, big style, by these two.
This legend so needs a rewrite with a proper ending for the girls, give them a break jeez.
So if you like your stories rich in history and steeped in legend then this is the book for you.
But before I go a warning Woven contains sexual assault and rape scenes if this at all is a trigger for you please do avoid.
The scenes are in keeping with the story and it’s not there for shock value, this is the days of old when times were different and woman were chattel, but it’s there, all the same, so just thought you should be made aware before reading.
So that’s it for me, Thank you to the author Bree Moore for providing me with a copy of Woven.
This is my own free and honest opinion.

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Once Upon a Time Travel by Sariah Wilson

Release Date- 21st November 2017
Publisher-Kindle Press
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-312 pages

Once upon a time…

Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can’t wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know.

Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets and disposable razors. But when she’s mistaken for someone else, Emma must pretend to be everything she’s not. About to be engaged to the Earl of Hartley’s brother, Emma fails miserably at playing the role of a sophisticated lady.

Hartley is determined to ensure that the quirky and adorable woman marries his brother – despite his ever-growing attraction to her. After loving and losing, he refuses to fall prey to the shackles of love. But as his desire for Emma increases, he knows he must forfeit his happiness for his brother’s future. After all, there’s no such thing as happily ever after.

Or is there?

Once Upon a Time TravelOnce Upon a Time Travel by Sariah Wilson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I picked up Once Upon a Time Travel By Sariah Wilson as I fancied something light and fluffy and this certainly hit the spot.
This is my first experience with a Sariah Wilson book and this definitely got a thumbs up from me.
It was just what I needed, An easy read that put a big smile on my face.
So first I just want to say I absolutely love time travel romances and couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one.
“So Once Upon A Time Travel,” Tells the story of Emma Damon who while working at Hartley Hall manages to get herself transported through time to 1816 (200 years in the past to be precise).
Here Emma gets mistaken for someone else entirely, an American lass by the name of Miss Emily Blythe.
Seeing no other course of action Emma decides to pretend to be Miss Blythe Until she can work out how to return home.
The only dilemma is Miss Blythe is about to be engaged to the earl of Hartley’s brother and Emma now must learn how to engage with polite society in this time period and help keep her true identity under wraps.
To further confound things, Emma takes a massive shine to The Earl Of Hartley.
The Earl himself has vowed never to marry, so pushes his feeling for Emma aside while in turn nudging her in his brother’s direction.
So this story was lovely, it kept my interest, flowed brilliantly and also made me chuckle on numerous occasions.
The two main characters Emma and Hartley were extremely likeable, though I did find Hartley a bit thick-headed at times particularly in regard to his ex-love Libby, who everyone but he could see what a huge golddigger the girl was.
I loved all the secondary characters, especially aunt Charles that woman cracked me up.
This was also a mainly clean read, Bar a couple of heated kisses this was PG rated all the way.
So Once upon a time travel really does do what it says on the tin, its a feel good delightful fun read that I really loved.
So now for my negatives and I really hate to do this as I really did enjoy this story very much,
So here goes,
first, I didn’t like the introduction of magic into the story, I think it was just put out there to help explain the time travelling nature of this tale, I don’t think it added much overall and I would have preferred it not to have entered the equation at all as this was such a lovely tale and it was managing just fine without its inclusion.
That brings me to my second gripe the time travelling itself.
I kept waiting for someone to explain how the dress with the note got into the closet, and waiting and waiting some more, I finally assumed Emma had put it there at some point but this was never actually clarified for me.
Then there were a lot of things that came out of Emma’s mouth that I felt people in the 1800’s would have been much more shocked by, she didn’t have a filter, I myself found her extremely amusing but I felt The aristocracy of the nineteenth century would have been outraged.
My final issue was When the real Miss Emily Blythe reared her little head.
It was brushed away so easily and I found the events just a little convenient and a trifle unbelievable in their content.
So, Now that nasty business is over with, let me just say that this was such an entertaining read.
I found Once Upon a time travel very amusing and I would so recommend this to others no issue.
So lastly just want to say thank you to NetGalley and the author for providing me with an ARC
This is my own unbiased and honest opinion.

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Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore

Release Date-March 14th 2017
Publisher-Mirror Press
Genre-Historical Fiction
Kindle Edition-212 pages

“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692

USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great-grandmother to centre stage. Susannah North Martin, accused of witchcraft in 1692, joins five women in the Salem Jail, all sentenced to death for their crimes. Amidst tragedy, Susannah finds hope and compassion as she remembers a well-loved life, and readers discover that love reaches far beyond the grave as Susannah faces the magistrates in Salem.

Condemn Me Not: Accused of WitchcraftCondemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

where to start, I can honestly say that Condemn me not by Heather B Moore blew me away with how absorbing I found it. I have always been interested in history and have had a fascination in what I have heard about the Salem witch trials. But as where past publications have focused more on the proceedings and accusations, and I found even through being gripped and appallingly focused on these disgustingly disgraceful and inhumane actions from supposedly human Christian beings, that it was the achingly beautiful love story between Susannah and George that set this apart. everything else, in my opinion, was background noise to the real story, the human being behind the supposed witch Susannah North Martin the mother, the sister, the daughter and wife and what a woman she was.The whole time I was reading I was on the verge of tears the contrast to the young Susannah starting off her life journey and then being in that awful cell facing that abysmal future of death by hanging and knowing she had also lost her George seven years earlier well it really got to me (second book this year to make me cry sigh). I think it was also the knowledge that the author was Susannah’s descendant and knowing that we are dealing with real historical events it just made it more vivid and real, I just wanted Susannah and George to be reunited even if it was in death. my overall impression of condemn me not is this is a profound deeply emotional piece of history and fiction beautifully woven together. I received a free e-copy of this book and this is my own honest opinion.
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