Saturday, 24 August 2013

My review of 'The Unveiling' by Tamara Leigh

I struggled with this at the beginning. Due mostly to the old style of language, and for me confusion for a while as to who was who. However, as I persevered the story became clearer.
The book would have had to have been awful for me to put it aside, and it certainly wasn't that. In fact the more I read the more I liked it.
However, I really wish the author had written the characters thoughts in italics. It got a little confusing at times.
I found Annyn annoying, but warmed to her as the story progressed, and could understand her need for revenge.
I liked Wulfrith, he is quite a character, although his morality left a lot to be desired. Especially as he was supposed to be a devout Christian!I found it offensive that so called lower class women were fair game to Wulfrith and the other knights. Sadly, I guess it was common in the feudal system of Britain at that time.
I particularly liked Wulfrith's mother.I liked the way the author portrayed Wulfrith's reunion with her. The relationship between the two of them felt real.
This was not the easiest book to read, nevertheless I enjoyed it.

Friday, 23 August 2013

New cover for Through a Glass

I decided to have a new cover for Through a Glass. I'm so glad I did, I'm thrilled with it. I feel it really captures the atmosphere of the book.

It was designed by: love your

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Armored Hearts. A Great Read.

When I bought Armored Hearts, I had no idea what steampunk was. And to be honest I'm still not sure. To me it's a fantasy, and very good too!
I won't go into a long breakdown of the story as that has already been done by others. Suffice to say this is a story based in Victorian times, about a young man, Lord Gareth.
He's stuck in a wheel chair and is pretty grumpy. However, when he saves a girl from falling out of a tree, that's when the fun begins. He realises he can it!
That's not all, it turns out his servants Sarah and Thompton are fae, but so is he, and King to boot.
The female lead character, Jessamine was very likable. She brought humour to the story. She was strong, but not overly feisty like so many heroines we read about these days.
I loved the way the relationship between Gareth and Jessamine evolved. I enjoyed seeing Gareth's attitude towards her change, especially when they married...unwillingly in Gareth's case. However, his unwillingness soon evaporated when faced with Jessamine's charms.
Armored Hearts is a great read. If you like fantasy, steampunk, fairies and excitement, then you'll love this. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

A very enjoyable read.

My review of: A Horse called September.

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable., August 3, 2013
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: A Horse Called September (Hardcover)
This was a charming and surprisingly riveting read. Charming because it's the sort of story that could be shared by all the family. Riveting, because I had to keep reading and find out what happened to September, and the friendship between Mary and Anna.
I loved the gentle message I found in the important true friendship is!
I adore horses, and when young always wanted one of my own, so I could really relate to Mary. Reading this book brought back so many memories.
It's a lovely story.