Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Addie's story combines fairy tales with fact based historical fiction. Carefully blending the two creates a beautiful story. Addie is a lovesick teenager, but faces the hardships of the medieval time period. Ivo, her love interest, is an amazing counterpoint to Addie's spontaneous nature. The chemistry between these two is great. I loved how the simple story turned into a really amazing story with consequences for all those that Addie love. The beginning of the story is a bit heavy, but the depressing nature of the story really brings the story into context. I love the twists and turns of the plot. This retelling of fairy tales really makes for an amazing book.a
Thank you Andrea for providing me for a review copy.
Monday, December 1, 2014
I loved this book. I received The Strangled Queen from the publisher and knew I needed to start at the beginning. This series is amazing. Read it!
Friday, November 28, 2014
This book is one of the first I have read about Josephine, though there are many out there. Josephine seems likeable and relatable. Her life seems almost to fall neatly into sections. She was a remarkable woman who lived a larger than life. Her extravagances were amazing, but underneath it all she seen like any woman who wants love, security and a place to call home.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This touching coming of age novel was very satisfying. Though Luca can be a quiet narrator, he is thoughtful and is very likeable. I enjoyed this book. The historical details are amazing. I wish that the end had been a bit more clearer, but maybe that sets up for a sequel!
Monday, November 24, 2014
I loved this book. I had never read much about Joan or Ned. I loved Joan's personality. And though I knew how it ended, it was an amazing journey. Very highly recommended.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Jean Rombaud is brought to England by Henry VIII to behead his Queen Anne Boleyn. Jean arrives, determined to do his job and collect his reward. Instead, he finds himself drawn to Anne as she remains strong in her final days. He makes a vow to her to bury her six fingered hand in the Loire Valley. But others have plans for the rumored magical hand of the heretic queen.
This book has it all. Fast paced and entertaining, I almost couldn't put it down. I loved all the characters, but especially loved Haakon. This is a great book! Very highly recommended!