Saturday, November 28, 2015
Securing Aisling, a fairytale for grown ups. Andrea Boyd's Securing Aisling brings all of the elements of a fairytale to a more mature audience. There are Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses. Advisors, loyal servants and faithful warriors also come to life. In true fairytale fashion, there are also traitors, dungeons and perhaps a dragon or two. The storyline is full of intrigue and treachery, with a healthy dose of romance.
The characters are well developed and the plot, although a bit predictable. moves along quite well. The only reason I gave it four stars as opposed to five is the fact that the story is told in the first person point of view, which is not my favorite POV. I am looking forward to reading Healing Gilvary, Prince Reagan's tale, due to be released in 2016.
I was given Securing Aisling by the author for review purposes, but all thoughts are my own.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
I always enjoy a visit with the good folks of Blessing North Dakota. Streams Of mercy continues the story of the Bjorklund family. Many new faces are making themselves at home while other beloved characters have moved on. It was wonderful to visit and enjoy the joys and sorrows of a community that has indeed been blessed by G-d. The books about Blessing are always uplifting and provide many hours of enjoyment.
Fans of The Butterfly and the Violin will love A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron.It is again a story within a story. Present day,it is William and Sera's wedding day, as they say 'I do" William is arrested.Sera cannot leave William's fate to the lawyers, despite William's pleas to stay out of it. Meanwhile in World War two London Kaja meets Liam setting in motion the adventure of a lifetime.
I love the way Kristy ties the two worlds together. Kristy has done an excellent job of making both stories fit together. Her characters are strong and complex. I found myself not wanting to do anything but find out what happens next. Kristy manages to paint word pictures of the terror of the bombings in London and the despair of the ghettos under Hitler. She accurately portrays the themes of redemption and forgiveness.
I look forward to reading more books by Kristy.