Fabric of a Generation by Tasha Madison book review

Overall Rating: 4/5  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book Blurb:

For one teen, life’s greatest adventure isn’t time travel but finding a way back home …

 

Miranda dreams of disappearing. That and torturing her younger brainiac of a brother. To sidestep the risk of personal vulnerability (and her much-hated history class), she plays soccer or skips school by escaping to her favorite magic shop whenever she gets the chance.

As her truancy creates a rift between her ambitious TV producer mother and misunderstood stay-at-home dad, Miranda begins to covet the unknown destiny of strangers and questions whether she will ever have one of her own worth living.

Miranda’s relationships are laced with the strychnine of blame, envy, and doubt. So, when she finds a mystical shawl in the attic, she thinks all her dreams have come true! Her discovery initiates a free fall through time. As she navigates through the hilarious, treacherous, and heartbreaking road to maturity, the strained relationship between her and her mother ignites a troubled path to selflessness and compassion.

Can she use her present circumstances to help redeem herself from her past mistakes? If Miranda cannot find her way back home, she might be forever stuck in time.

 

Anyone seeking a coming-of-age tale with an addicting family saga that explores life lessons on money, love, and relationships will enjoy the rabbit-hole adventures of this book.

Buy this historical fantasy today to discover Miranda’s journey through time!

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My Review

First of all, isn’t this book cover just gorgeous?!? I’ve been meaning to post a review of this book for a while now and because of my laptop (Yeah, it died 😭) I couldn’t. Buttttt, please please please, you guys need this book in your life!!! it’s such a great read filled with magic adventure and a teen striving to find her way in the world. From the very first page, I was captivated by Tashas writing style in the story just kept building and building and building making me not want to not stop until I finished it. (I literally finished it in three days, hehe I devoured it even with college and all). I can’t describe how excited I am for Tasha’s writing! This is her debut novel and I can’t wait to read other of her books!!❤️ And did I mention time travel!?🤩 yeah, because that’s a thing in this book, go check it out! It will exceed your expectations as it did mine!

Get your copy of Fabric of a Generation here!

Book Details:

  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Author Academy Elite; 1 edition (August 31, 2019)
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

About the Author

Tasha Madison

Tasha has a B.A. from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washinton State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a J.D. from Seattle University’s School of Law.

She is a Huntsville, Alabama transplant from Seattle, Washington. She loves all things Jane Austen. She is also a sucker for Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes.

As a communications professional with over 15 years of experience, she has been a desktop publisher (back when Adobe InDesign was PageMaker … ahem …), a journalist, and a copy editor.

Nowadays, when she’s not scrapbooking or competing in epicurean competitions with family members, you can find her jotting down story ideas or writing poetry.

 

 

** I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the above-mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **

 

 

 

The Magical Beings Rehabilitation Center: The Complete Series by K.M. Shea book review

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5/5

“You are a vampire…who is afraid of blood,” I said. “Yes.” I stood up and walked away. “I take it back. This place trashes all fairy tales known to mankind,” I muttered.” – MBRC

Book blurb:

Werewolves have fleas. Cyclops need glasses. Dark Elves give villain monologues.

Maybe the magical paranormal world isn’t quite what we expect?

This special boxset contains the complete urban fantasy series the Magical Beings’ Rehabilitation Center: Vampires Drink Tomato Juice, Goblins Wear Suits, and The Lost Files of the MBRC.

Book 1: Vampires Drink Tomato Juice
Morgan might be losing her sanity. She thought it was a normal day but after witnessing an incident involving a werewolf, a substitute teacher/possible vampire, and a thermos of tomato juice, things get weird.

A quick train ride later she finds herself at the Chicago headquarters of all things fantastical: the Magical Beings’ Rehabilitation Center.

At the MBRC Morgan encounters dragons, vampires, elves, centaurs and even the Pooka, a shape-shifter who is too handsome for his own good.

The MBRC strives to rehabilitate and integrate magical beings into human society. It’s also supposed to be a secret, and Morgan’s accidental initiation breaks every rule the place has.

Book 2: Goblins Wear Suits
Morgan has settled into a balance between her school work and teaching at the MBRC. But she doesn’t know what she wants after this.

Her family and friends, including a certain flirtatious Pooka, all have colleges and future career paths for her to consider. Her choices are made even more difficult when terrorist threats are issued by an anti-human, magic-based organization.

And their main target is Morgan.

Book 3: The Lost Files of the MBRC
When Morgan decided to stay employed at the Magical Beings’ Rehabilitation Center, she thought her life would quiet down as she started college and developed her career.

She thought wrong.


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My review:

P.S This review is for the whole MBRC three-book set 🙂

My K.M. Shea obsessed friends, Ashleigh and Cora @Ashleigh.books and @Coraannehurst, recommended me these books a while back. Ok, to be 100% honest, urban fantasy is not my jam. Yes, I will read it but it’s not my book genre preference. And comedy. Gosh, I’m the W O R S T person anyone can with to watch romcoms or comedy shows. I can’t laugh. At all. Having made that clear, I can proudly say I have graduated from boring stone face to level one enjoyer of comedy books..Ladies and gents, these books made me laugh. Aha! When I told my brother about MBRC (Magical Beings Rehabilitation Center) and what they were about the first thing he said was. ”Ok, so when does the movie come out?” lol. They are that good!

K.M. Shea did a masterful job mingling comedy, urban fantasy, magical creatures, romance, and sassiness, all in three books! BOOM! The product, three clean, enjoyable, relatable, #noblebright, funny, and just awesome books! The MC of the book, Morgan is one of the few teen characters that I’ve read about that truly behaves like a human planet earth teen, flaws and all. As much as I would love to say we teens are angels and just perfect human beings, truth is we are not, and Morgan and all the teen characters of the book embodied that aspect perfectly. Plot-wise, I loved it! You can really tell the author planned all of her books beforehand because the books conclude perfectly. The pace was very good, though, in the second book, the middle section dragged on a bit, in the end, it was so worth it! Go grab these books and come back here and tell me how you like them! Also, if you buy the ebook set, you get some bonus short stories about the future of the MBRC, and let me tell you, THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD!!!

Cleanness:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5 (some descriptive kisses)

Violence:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5 Non-bloody violence. Just some fighting between good and bad guys.

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Plot  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5/5

Get your copy of the Magical Beings Rehabilitation Center Series here!

Book Details:

  • Print Length: 648 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1950635015
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

About the Author

 

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K. M. Shea is a fantasy-romance author who never quite grew out of adventure books or fairy tales, and still searches closets in hopes of stumbling into Narnia. She is addicted to sweet romances, witty characters, and happy endings.

She is also extremely committed to her readers–who have set up their base camp at kmshea.com–and lives in the idyllic Midwest with her furry pet, Perfect Dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree

Overall rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5

synopsis:

We all get 24 hours in a day–but it never seems like quite enough time, does it? Morgan Tyree wants to help you take back your time with her proven time management system. With energy and enthusiasm, Morgan shows you how to organize and manage your time using her simple three-color time zone system of green, yellow, and red–moxie time, multitasking time, and me time. She shows you how to

– identify your most productive times each day
– regulate between essentials and nonessentials
– schedule your three time zones
– match your time zones with your capacities
– welcome the season of life you’re in
– set achievable goals that align with your values

If you’ve struggled to find balance and direction in your overloaded life, let Morgan’s system help you discover the freedom of less hustle and more harmony.

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My review:

When I was offered the chance to review this book I didn’t hesitate one minute to accept. I really needed some guidance with that area in my life *hides*. Anyway, the tactical tips this book suggests are quite good, but, at least for me, I found them a somewhat to “shallow”. Another thing I didn’t enjoy about this book was the longggg intro chapters about the authors experiences with managing time. Those chapter really did it for me and ir regretfully I couldn’t finish the book. I’m a college student, so I feel this book is more aimed toward mothers/wife’s, and married couples. Some of the tips I read were very good if in that life situation. So, yes, I would recommend it to older adults, but sadly not a book for me.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the beformentioned thoughts are my own*

The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels book review

”So much easier to express truth on the page. No need to trouble with facial expressions and intonation and not having the right word at the right time. There is always time on paper.” –The Words Between Us

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Book Blurb:

Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family’s ignominious past. She thought she’d finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City, Michigan. But the store is struggling and the past is hot on her heels.

When she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father’s scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. That book–a first edition Catcher in the Rye–is soon followed by the other books she shared with Peter nearly twenty years ago, with one arriving in the mail each day. But why would Peter be making contact after all these years? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she’s about to be exposed all over again?

With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words–the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write–have more power than we imagine.

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My Review:

Mmm..let me think. What is one of the biggest regrets I have for this year? NOT ACCEPTING A PAPERBACK COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK!!! *cries* Yes, when I read the book blurb the first time I wasn’t impressed. In my mind, this was going to be a cheesy romantic story of the nerdy girl who loves bookstores, drinks coffee, and something miraculous happens (as entering a cooking competition and winning 10,000 dollars *coughs*) saves her life and in the meantime, she finds her true love. HOW WRONG WAS I! Two companies offered me the paperback copy and I rejected them until I said, you know what? I’ll give it a try just for the sake of reading something outside my usual reads. And thus I accepted but because I was so sure I was going to hate this book I accepted the ebook copy. *cries passionately*. I beg you, please preorder your copy of this beautiful book! I understand why they had to write the book synopsis like that now because otherwise they would reveal and spoil much of the story. What I completely loved about this book is the originality and precious story! they way the story is told is so unique it intercalates with one chapter of the present and one chapter of the past! like wutttt?!? The writing style and plot was so good every single chapter left you on a cliff hanger and if you wanted to know what happened next in the past you had to read a chapter of the present, and if you wanted to know what happened in the present you had to first read a chapter of the past!. I wanted to desperately know what happened next,  it thus became a vicious cycle where I’ve been in for the last three days! I LOVED THIS BOOK, have I already mentioned that? I’m not kidding when I say this is one of my fav books of the year. Forget about the cliche contep popular stories, The Words between us will surpass all of your expectations and submerge you in a story filled with mystery, weird and unusual (in a good unique way) characters, 1990’s vibes, and, even tho I’ve never watched Stranger things, I fell this book has a vibe similar to it,, and conspiracies. Think scrunchies, books, spooky weird car trailers, bikes, desolate places, and a friendless girl. OK, im done. *fangirls* readdddd itttttt!

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 (kisses)

Violence: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 (even though there is no graphic violence, there is mentioned some sensitive subjects like death, depression, and the harsh conditions a teenager lived… nothing graphic at all)

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Get your copy of The Words Between Us here! 

 

 Book details:

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 3, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800734920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800734923

 

About the Author

 

 

ERIN BARTELS is the author of WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS and THE WORDS BETWEEN US. She lives in the beautiful, water-defined state of Michigan where she is never more than a ninety minute drive from one of the Great Lakes or six miles from an inland lake, river, or stream. She grew up in the Bay City area waiting for freighters and sailboats at drawbridges and watching the best 4th of July fireworks displays in the nation. She spent her college and young married years in Grand Rapids feeling decidedly not-Dutch. She currently lives with her husband and son in Lansing, nestled somewhere between angry protesters on the Capitol lawn and couch-burning frat boys at Michigan State University. And yet, she claims it is really quite peaceful.

Erin is represented by Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency. Find her on Facebook @ErinBartelsAuthor, on Twitter @ErinLBartels, or on Instagram @erinbartelswrites.

 

** I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the above-mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **

Never Doubt a Duke (Fortune Brides #1) by Regina Scott book review

”Now she knew what was truly needed in a lady—pluck and grit and determination. A willingness to see to the needs of others, no matter their ancestry or position. And the ability to protect herself.”   – Never Doubt a Duke 

Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5

Book Synopsis:

After spending the last ten years following her late husband on campaign, the irrepressible Jane Kimball finds herself badly in need of a position to support herself. Marriage holds no appeal; she’s not likely to find a husband like her Jimmy again. But when Miss Thorn of the Fortune Employment Agency offers her a post with the Duke of Wey, Jane feels drawn to help the lonely widower with his three daughters. He may seem a bit aloof, but Miss Thorn’s cat Fortune approved of him. Why should Jane doubt a duke?

Alaric, Duke of Wey, commands his staff, his tenants, and the halls of Parliament, managing vast holdings in England and across the seas. Why is it he cannot manage his own daughters? As an old danger rears its head, he comes to rely on Jane’s practical nature, her outspoken ways to navigate the waters of fatherhood. And when necessity dictates he take a wife, thoughts turn to an unlikely governess who might make the perfect bride.

This sweet, clean Regency romance is the first in the Fortune’s Brides series.

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My Review:

When I first read this book’s premise, it actually gave me ”The Sound of Music” vibes. A poor governess, a rich windowed Duke, three prim little girls… I had very high hopes for this book. From the beginning of the book, I couldn’t help but feel it somewhat slow. I felt the story revolved too much on the day-to-day of the household, that, before I knew it, I had read 50% of the book and only four actual days in the story had gone by (eek)… I thought at least a month had already passed!

Anyway, the second half of the book is much much more active and expands the story beyond the household and premises to other places and even introduces new characters. There is also much more character development. I liked Jane in the first half of the book but in the last half, meh. Yes, her personality was very static in the beginning, and I felt that it was after half of the book that we saw her ”true” self. Also, the romantic aspect of the book was a big ”no” for me. I don’t like insta-love, and I felt the romantic relationship in the book was based on shallow feelings from both parts.

I’m so sad to say it, but most of the characters in the book I just couldn’t connect to them. But, if we solely consider the plot development, I liked it though I think it could have been explored way more. Maybe it’s because I like very developed worldbuilding and characters with strong personalities that I couldn’t connect with this particular book? I must be honest and say that I haven’t read any books by the author Regina Scott besides this one, but I’m rather intrigued to read her other books and see how she approaches them. I feel that some of her other works may be more of my style. But if you enjoy sweet, clean, romantic, historical fiction books, you’ll like this one for sure!

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 (kisses)

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/3

Characters: ⭐️⭐️✨ 2.5/5

Get your copy of Never Doubt a Duke here!

 

 

The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson book review

”But I don’t want to just survive. I want to live.” – The Girl Who Could See

Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Book Synopsis: 

All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but what if she is the only one who can truly see?

Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear “normal,” she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see.

Tristan was Fern’s childhood imaginary hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced to consider the possibility that this young man isn’t a hallucination after all—and that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.

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My Review:

WHY DID THIS BOOK HAVE TO END!!! I’m so excited about this review because now you are going to hear me rant, and good lol. I hate when I love a book so much (Yes, I know, that’s very contradictory) because when I sit to write the review, I have all these mixed emotions that don’t let me think straight, like, where am I suppose to start? With Fern? The mystery boy? Gahhhh! Ok. *CALM DOWNNNN*

Anyway, I’m here to tell you to go and grab a copy of this beautiful heart-wrenching book. I feel that when people use the word ”heart-wrenching” they imagine a sad story like the one from the movie ”Hatchi”, but trust me, it’s not like that. It’s a good ”heart-wrenching”. The way Kara developed the story, and the characters are amazing. I was listening to some of her back-stories for the book, and she said that this book is based on her life, in a sense. She was a girl that lived overseas a lot, so she didn’t know quite a fir anywhere. I can see how that relates to the main character, Fern. I also liked that Kara made her characters believable. They could feel the pain, the loss, and they were real humans with real problems, not ”ideal” people that wanted to solve the friend’s problem. I liked how she tackled mental health in her book and portrayed it in a very unique way.

Now the mystery boy. I don’t know why, but this guy gives me Peter Pan vibes. Like in the movie how Peter Pan’s shadow followed the children, in the same way, this guy follows Fern everywhere. Tristan. I really pictured him like Peter Pan in my mind, and I think that made me enjoy the book way more! Eep! The interaction between Tristan and Fern is ridiculously adorable and just perfect in its own unique way. The only ”complaint’ is that I would have loved the book to be longer (But it is a novella soooo)!!!! But seriously, It ended as it should, with a good wrap of everything and the longing to go search for a ”Tristan” from another world.

If by knowing you haven’t been convinced to grab a copy of this book, just think one name again… PETER PANNNNNNN!!

Get your copy of The Girl Who Could See here!

 

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 (somewhat descriptive kisses)

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Pippa of Lauramore (Eldentimber #1) by Shari L. Tapscott book review

”Winning means prestige, honor… and me”

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

Book Synopsis:

Thirty Knights. Five Events. One Determined Princess.

In order to avoid a loveless arranged marriage to a man she cannot stand, eighteen-year-old Princess Pippa of Lauramore makes a bold move: she begs her father to hold a marriage tournament.

Knights travel from far and wide for a chance to win the princess’s hand, but she immediately sets her sights on one—Galinor of Glendon. He’s strong. He’s handsome. He’s a girl’s dream come true.

But as the events progress, Pippa learns her valiant knight is prettier than he is capable. Left with no other choice, the princess enlists the help of the one man with the power to shatter the fragile balance of the tournament—a man she should keep at arm’s length.

A man who calls her like a moth to a flame.

Pippa knows she plays a dangerous game, but when the stakes are this high, she’s not sure if she can afford to walk away…

Set in a rich fantasy world, Pippa of Lauramore is a take-your-breath-away fairy tale romance with unforgettable characters, humor, and heart.

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My Review:

Who doesn’t love knight stories, a tournament, dragons, and an arranged marriage? Ok, the last one maybe not. It’s been sooo difficult for me to find CLEAN interesting books that tackle romance without the steamy scenes and all that ”extra” stuff. Pippa of Lauramore has been such a refreshing, fun, and easy read filled with adventure, romance, and spunk (hehe). This is definitely a romantic book, so if you don’t like a book revolving around that subject, this book is probably not for you (or maybe it is… won’t know until you give it a try 😜)

The main character, Pippa, is quite the free-spirited princess. Even though her childishness and silliness were a little annoying, it ended up being the reason why I loved her so much. I know, I know, people hate excessively childish characters, but I really liked how the author portrayed her naiveness as a stage instead of a fixed personality trait. In some ways I felt her because she was in the middle ground… one day splashing and swimming in caves and the next second watching a tournament unfold that would determine with whom she would spend the rest of her life. EEK! If you put it that way…

I loved the overall tournament and how things unfolded between Pippa and the knights. There was a moment when I wanted her just to make them (or almost all) her brothers 😂. The personalities between the knights were refreshing and made them look all like brothers. I would love to talk more about a particular guy (hehe), but it would be kind of a spoiler, so *Zips mouth*. This story is definitely a love triangle story, just a heads up for those that don’t like that. That’s another thing, I usually HATE love triangles, but this story was very well done. I enjoyed it very much! So, go grab a copy of this wonderful book and submerge in a world of knights, dragons, tournaments, love, and….. faeries? *mischievously grins*

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 (Some descriptive kisses)

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5

 

Get your copy of Pippa of Lauramore here!

 

Stardust Diaries #1

I feel awful! I know, I knowwww, this post should have been live on Monday. Eek. If you follow me on Insta you know there were some *cough* tech difficulties. But, anyway, here it is! 🙂

”Dreams. A word we writers and readers use very frequently. One of the many things I’m learning and trying to be better at is surrendering my dreams to God. Yeah, I know, easier said than done. But it is on this process that I have learned that no dream is too big, wild, or silly. The ability to dream is the most beautiful and precious gift God could give us. As I write this, I wonder who will read this in say three, five, ten years? Even thinking about that is a dream. I have many dreams…big dreams, silly dreams, weird dreams, lovely dreams… I dream of becoming an author and being able to publish books that will stir love and change in young people lives. I dream of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, perfect in God’s eyes. I dream of having a heart so big and full of love for everyone around me. I dream of others loving me not for who I’m but what He, God, has done in me. But above all, I dream of serving Him all the days of my life and loving others as He loves me. Those are my dreams, and in a way, my prayers. God is such a loving and caring father who loves it when you share your dreams with Him. Nothing is too small or too big for Him, and I can guarantee you, there is no better feeling than having a loving father take care of your dreams.”

Much love and blessings,

Breny

 

”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”     – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid book review

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ABOUT THE
BOOK

Title:
Lord of Her Heart
Author:
Sherrinda Ketchersid
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Release Date:
May 14, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

He’s fighting for his future
—she’s running for her life.

Lady Jocelyn Ashburne suspects something is amiss at her family’s castle because her father ceases to
write to her. When she overhears a plot to force her into vows either to the church or a husband
she disguises herself and flees the convent in desperation to discover the truth. Malcolm Castillon of Berkham is determined to win the next tournament and be granted a manor of his own. After years of proving his worth on the jousting field, he yearns for a life of peace. Rescuing a scrawny lad who turns out to be a beautiful woman is not what he bargained for. Still, he cannot deny that she stirs his heart like no other, in spite of her conniving ways. Chaos, deception, and treachery threaten their goals, but both are determined to succeed. Learning to trust each other might be the only way either of them survives.

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EXCERPT

(After Malcolm has rescued a lad (Jocelyn disguised as a boy) from some ruffians.)

Chapter 2, p. 15

Malcolm laid the lad on the ground near his horse. Blood ran from a cut above the lad’s eye, and his swollen cheek promised a colorful bruise. Sitting back on his heels, Malcolm cursed his chivalrous self. What was he to do with this dirty, bruised pile of skin and bones lying before him?

By the saints, he had neither the time nor the energy to care for a scrawny boy. He had a se’ennight before the tournament, and he was not about to miss it on account of a malodorous halfling. This journey proved one ache in the head after another.

The boy stirred, groaning.

Malcolm gathered water from his supply and poured some into the boy’s mouth. Being chivalrous was not always convenient, but ’twas an oath he would not shirk.

The lad vaulted upright, sputtering as he whimpered. “Cease, please!” He rubbed his face, smearing dirt and blood across pale cheeks. As he looked up at his rescuer, his blue eyes grew wide.

Malcolm had to smile. Time spent in the lists honing his swordplay had made his shoulders broad and his arms well muscled. Boys stood in awe of him, men stood in fear of him, and women … well, women wanted him. He had long since been unaffected by the reactions his visage wrought.


My Review 

Medieval Stories are usually not my cup of tea, but this book pleasantly surprised me. I started reading the book without even reading the book blurb (believe me, the surprise you get when you are oblivious to what the book is about makes the reading experience 100% better *winks*) and since the first page, this book captivated my imagination in so many ways! Author Sherrinda Ketcherside draws you IN the story in a fun and easy way that you will be laughing along with the characters before you know it! The plot of the story is very interesting, and what I really appreciate is the amount of action in the book that makes it a fun and enjoyable read. Everything about this book is pure ‘awesomeness’. The characters Jocelyn and Malcolm are hilarious in their own ways; you can’t help but want them as you best friends. This book is a fun, easy read that will uplift your moods and transport you to a land full of action, love, friendship, trust, and true identity! Can’t, wait to read Sherrinda’s future books

Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5


About the Author

Sherrinda Ketchersid is a lover of stories with happily-ever-after endings. Whether set in the past or present, romance is what she writes and where her dreams reside. Sherrinda lives in north-central Texas with her preacher husband. With four grown children, three guys and a gal, she has more time and energy to spin tales of faith, fun, and forever love.  

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Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Lord of Her Heart, a 9 oz Cozy Day candle, and a personalized hand-lettered Moleskin journal!

Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour is linked below. Giveaway begins at midnight August 13, 2019, and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 20, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of the prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid.
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** I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All the above-mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **

The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazadeh book review

Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

You wanna marry this guy? Or do you want us to bust you out of here? Just say the word. I swung my gaze to meet his warm golden eyes, and he winked.”

-The Stolen Kingdom

Book Blurb:

How can she protect her kingdom, if she can’t protect herself?

Arie eagerly anticipates becoming Queen of her humble kingdom. Even when a Jinni’s Gift manifests before her 18th birthday, she fights to hide the forbidden ability.

But when a neighboring king attempts to manipulate her into marriage and steal her kingdom, discovery feels imminent. Just one slip could cost her throne. And her life.

A Jinni hunter and his crew of thieves are the only thing that might help her remove this Gift. And she must remove it before it’s exposed. Or die trying.

The Stolen Kingdom is a loose “Aladdin” retelling. Set in a world that humans share with Meremaids, Dragons, and the elusive Jinni, this isn’t the fairytale you remember…

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My Review

Don’t you ever have that marvelous feeling when you read a book, and you just get a deliciously-weird butterfly feeling you just want to hide under the covers of your bed and giggle to yourself while you squirm with joy? Just me? Well, that’s exactly how I felt reading The Stolen Kingdom. *Swoons*

How do I even start this review?! Well, I loved it. Every single thing about this book is magical. I was very intrigued by how Bethany was going to develop the story. I tried to conceive ideas on how the story would unfold, and let me tell you; you don’t even have the least idea of it! I was so surprised by the twist she gave the book and the integration of other magical kingdoms and characters. I feel we are going to get more than a glimpse of them in her next books (Eeep!).

The story is told from multi-POV an even though it was a little difficult to get into character when the POV changed, I really liked being able to get into the main character’s thoughts. I wish we could have seen a little more about Gideon, but I have a feeling the second book will solve that *Winks*. I also liked the focus Bethany gave to The Stolen Kingdom’s main character, Arie. It has that girl power vibe minus the feminist side…For me, its perfection! I really missed reading about female lead characters that were strong, but at the same time, they don’t shy away when people want to help her or even refuse ASKING help. I absolutely enjoyed that aspect.

From the very first page until the bonus chapter for the next book, I can guarantee you, Bethany will have you captivated with stories about jennies in human bodies, a gang of dark and mysterious thieves, vivid descriptions of castles, fragrances of exotic spices, and the sparkling lives of people in the orient. Trust me, you will wish for a magic carpet ASAP.

Cleanness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5/5 (Bastard is mentioned once, and there are some somewhat descriptive kisses

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5/5

Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

 

Get your copy of The Stolen Kingdom here!

 

** I received an ARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All the above-mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **

 

 

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