He Who Finds Mercy series

Monday, December 5, 2016

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2016

This year I've had fun with my "Book Dragon" reviews. I wasn't feeling well most of the year, and then my mother unexpectedly died in September, but even so I managed to read and review 60 books this year (I read all or parts of a few other books I just couldn't review for various reasons). Most of the books I read came from the talented authors of Clean Indie Reads, and it was difficult to pick just 10 that I particularly liked and want to recommend, but here they are, beginning with #10:

#10: Out of Time by Loretta Livingstone
My review: "4.5 stars for this compelling time-travel story. Marion from 2006 is sent by a magical tree to the year 1191 to save an important historical figure's life. The peril this causes, both to Marion and Sir Giles, makes this book difficult to put down. Both major and minor characters of both times are well-drawn, and the ending is thought-provoking and resonates with this reader's heartstrings. The occasional head-hopping was a bit distracting, but the pace moved steadily, neither too slow nor too fast. Recommended for anyone who is intrigued by time travel and/or 12th century England."

#9: Audette of Brookraven by Shari L. Tapscott
My review: "I think this may be my favorite of the Eldentimber series! The plot was totally and delightfully unexpected with so much mystery and suspense. I guessed the wrong "bad guy" at first, and meeting the new magical beasts was, well, magical! It was also wonderful to see Grace again, as well as glimpses and mentions of other favorites in the series. I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves medieval fantasy romance with dragons and other magical creatures!"

#8: Finding Faith by Melanie D. Snitker
My review: "I didn't mean to read this book before #3 in the series, but I "took a peek" and couldn't put it down, since it was about Serenity and Gideon, two of my favorites from #1. I cheered Serenity's courage in choosing to move to a new place in order to find a better education for her autistic son. I fell in love with the new male protagonist, Austin, who has his own past tragedies and hasn't let them break him. This reader burned through the pages hoping these two wonderful people would be able to overcome the obstacles to their happiness. I recommend this for fans of inspirational clean romance."

#7: When Sparks Fly by Ines B. Yao
My review: "After reading this intensely engaging story, I can definitely say the title is perfect! The cover is so beautiful and was my initial draw, but Regina, the MC stole my heart immediately. I alternately ached for and rejoiced with her during the ups and downs of best friends, romance, unpredictable bosses, and The Enemy! All the major and minor characters were so well drawn, they became real people to this reader, and the settings were so interesting and flavorful, I felt like I'd visited The Philippines. I love the inclusion of words from the local dialects, interesting foods (that you can smell and almost taste) and the glossary at the back. This is a must-read for fans of sweet romance with a bite (and no, there are no vampires, just an unexpected wild cat)."

#6: 8 Notes to a Nobody by Cynthia T. Toney
My review: "This is a stellar debut novel with a captivating voice by a talented writer. The main character, Wendy, is realistic and sympathetically portrayed, so much so that the book drew me in and transported me back in time to the end of eighth grade with all those up-and-down emotions, from joy to angst. The author holds nothing back in dealing with the serious problems affecting today's youth: anorexia, depression, divorce, alcoholism, and suicide, yet all are portrayed in a sensitive, caring manner, and the main character grows in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways. Highly recommended for ages 13 and up!"

#5: Cry of the Sea by D. G. Driver
My review: "This fantasy was so well-written and grounded in the real world, the fantasy element was absolutely believable! The author uses all five senses to bring the reader into the world of these fabulous characters. June is so REAL I kept wondering if the author had based her on a living person! She's a realistic teen--mature in many ways but still self-conscious and endearingly awkward. This reader connected strongly with her and will be reading the next in the series! The most intriguing part of this story was how realistic the mermaids were portrayed. You won't find Ariel in this story! Recommended for anyone who loves YA fantasy and clean reads, though there are a few mild curse words."

#4: Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke
My review: "I had NO idea what to expect with this book, but *wham* the story gripped my throat at the beginning and didn't let go until the final page. I love the title character, her mentor, and the computer she befriends in the deliciously creepy mansion. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, and riveting suspense. Highly imaginative and fun to read. I wanted to buy some goggles like Nyssa's, and she had some cool tools! I look forward to the next in this new series!" (Note: I actually recommend every book in this fun series!)

#3: The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass Lima
My review: "I loved Ms. Lima's first book, The Collar and the Cavvarach, and looked forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed! The stakes are even higher, the emotions run the gamut, the nail-biting scenes made my heart beat faster, and I became even more invested in WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! If you like adventure stories with well-drawn characters and many layers of deeper insights into the human experience, you must read this book!"

#2: Darcy by Any Other Name by Laura Hile
My review: "The cover alone made me want to read this book, but the idea of Darcy and Collins switching bodies was so intriguing, I devoured this book. It's so well-written and SO much fun to read this deliciously twisty plot. Hile has stayed true to Ms. Austen's P&P characters but managed to make some of them larger-than-life! I plan to read this one again and recommend it to anyone who loves Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, or well-researched historical fantasy!"

#1: Cora and the Nurse Dragon by H. L. Burke
My review: "This is one of the best novels I've ever read! The story was compelling and full of suspense, the characters were well-rounded and believable, the setting was unique-historical with fantasy elements, and the dragons, well, the dragons were fantastically rendered! The writing was superb, sucked me in from the first page and didn't let go until the sigh-worthy ending. I whole-heartedly recommend this to dragon lovers of any age, but young readers especially will enjoy the story and feel like they've made several new friends, both human and dragon."

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cover reveal & giveaway for Dragon's Posterity!

Is there really a right way to braid leather? Ruskya doesn’t know anymore. Is it worth fighting over? Twenty-one winters ago, he was ready to take on the turquoise dragon rider, but now he fears facing his oldest son.

Kyn, Ruskya’s youngling, wonders if he’s going crazy when an image begins haunting his dreams. Soon, he realizes it may be the key to helping not only Ruskya and his son Ardyn, but all younglings and their trainers as they adjust to growing up.

Will Kyn be able to help Ruskya, Ardyn, and the other young riders? Follow your favorite characters from the exciting Dragon Courage series as they empower the next generation and give dragons to their posterity.
About the author: Even as a young girl, Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that's her own five or the hundreds of students she's been lucky to teach. When Kandi's not spinning words to create stories, she's using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership.


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Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Fun & Poignant Love Story!

 
Though the Book Dragon rarely reads contemporary fiction and even more rarely reads romance, he still gives this fun, quirky, and surprisingly deep story Pride and Butterflies by Franky A. Brown 5 claws!
 
(Maybe it has something to do with the immediate appearance of SCALES in the story, because Book Dragon also wishes he could give this story a special award, something like:
 
Here's my 5 star review: "This is a laugh-out-loud, fun and funny romantic comedy that also has deeper, more poignant layers. When I first started reading, the first person present tense was almost too much to handle because the main character sounded so hyper and flaky. But actually it worked perfectly for this story and the many zany circumstances. I love the butterfly images, both literal and figurative, throughout this book, and the lovely cover perfectly captures the mood of the story. I'm so glad I bought the paperback so I can admire the artwork again and again. Oh, I almost forgot! This author deserves an award for Best Use of Turtles in a work of fiction! Highly recommended."




Friday, October 14, 2016

Evening with the Authors

I've got to work up an elevator pitch for my books ASAP. This event is coming up soon! At least I did make some push cards, for I and several other authors will have a chance to meet teachers, librarians, and other book lovers in San Antonio on November 4th and participate in a "round robin" pitch session, going from table to table and talking about our books. After that we'll have an autograph session. I know it will be fun once I get there, but I haven't done one of these events in a long time, so wish me luck!
Push card front
Push card back

And here's a video that the organizer put together:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Clean contemporary YA takes on serious issues

Although the Book Dragon rarely reads contemporary anything, he can whole-heartedly recommend these two well-written books in the Bird Face series by Cynthia T. Toney and gives them 5 claws!
My 5 star review of 8 Notes to a Nobody: This is a stellar debut novel with a captivating voice by a talented writer. The main character, Wendy, is realistic and sympathetically portrayed, so much so that the book drew me in and transported me back in time to the end of eighth grade with all those up-and-down emotions, from joy to angst. The author holds nothing back in dealing with the serious problems affecting today's youth: anorexia, depression, divorce, alcoholism, and suicide, yet all are portrayed in a sensitive, caring manner, and the main character grows in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways. Highly recommended for ages 13 and up!

My 4.5 star review of 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status: Having read 8 Notes to a Nobody, I was eager to continue Wendy's story, and this book does not disappoint. The author has managed to reconnect with her 14 year old emotions. They all ring true! As with the first book, this story goes beyond the problems of being a girlfriend and tackles realistic, serious problems that many young people will face: blended families, effects of divorce, family tragedy, and serious illness. I give this installment 4.5 stars only because there were a few scenes I thought ended too abruptly, but younger readers probably won't mind the shorter scenes and snappy pacing. There are some great discussion questions at the end which keep the reader thinking long after the last satisfying page of the story is read!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Much more than a coloring book!

The Book Dragon recommends Annie Douglass Lima's new book with coloring pages and activities all related to Bible verses and gives it a resounding 5 claws!
Here's my 5 star review: "This is so much more than just an 'adult coloring book.' There are fun pages with Scriptures to color which can then be removed and framed or given away, but there are also many word searches, crosswords, word scrambles, 'find a quote' and, a new one for me, 'letterdrop' puzzles, all using verses of Scripture! I love that not only is the book useful and fun, but that proceeds will be donated to translate the Bible for people who don't yet have Bibles in their own language! Buy one to keep and one (or more) to give away as gifts!"

At $8.99 for 144 pages of coloring and activities (plus an answer key in back), these books really would make great Christmas or birthday gifts. Actually, you would be giving a double gift with each purchase, knowing your money is going toward a good cause!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Christmas steampunk story

The Book Dragon says DON'T wait until Christmas to read this delightful novelette in H. L. Burke's Nyssa Glass series. He gives Nyssa Glass Clockwork Christmas five claws and wants to remind you that you can read it AGAIN when Christmas gets here. It's that good!
Here's my 5 star review: "When I first began to read this book, I thought it was just going to be a sweet Christmas story about some of my new favorite characters, similar to O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi, but there was surprising depth and tension. In some places I laughed out loud and in others tears sprang to my eyes. If you like the Nyssa Glass series, you will LOVE this story. If you haven't read any of the other books yet, I highly recommend them! You can read this story without having read the others, but it will be even more satisfying to understand all the references. Nyssa and Ellis are two of the best-drawn fictional characters, so well done I no longer think of them as fictional."
Be sure to check out the rest of the series, which Book Dragon recommended here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Literary Masterpiece of Historical Fiction

The Book Dragon highly recommends the award-winning The Shadow of the Hawk by K. S. Jones and gives it a roaring five claws!

My 5 star review: "Superb historical fiction; move over, John Steinbeck!

"This is a superb debut historical novel that reads like the finest of literary fiction. The details of the setting are richly drawn without distracting from the characters or plot and make you want to savor them, and yet the reader can't linger too long because the situation presses upon the characters with increasing urgency until you have to find out what happens to the narrator, Sooze, who is engaged to the wrong man because she wants to help her family, and to her family member who is falsely accused of murder. I feel like I've traveled back in time to 1932 Arkansas and experienced a poignant slice of a family's struggles to survive with dignity. I look forward to reading more from this author!"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Terrific Time Travel Trilogy

The Book Dragon recommends this award-winning, mind-bending time travel trilogy, The Call to Search Everywhen by Chess Desalls, and gives them an overall rating of 5 claws!

My 5 star review for Travel Glasses: "This is a tightly-written, compelling and suspenseful time travel story. Even though the unique concept stretched my brain at times, I was never "lost" as some travelers in this universe can become. TRAVEL GLASSES runs the gamut of emotion, from profound sadness and loneliness to nail-biting action and even some humor. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it didn't have a real ending; this is the first of a series, and I've already eagerly jumped into book 2. Highly recommended!"

My 5 star review for Insight Kindling: "This second installment in Desall's time travel series was quite different from the first story, but even though the reader is not chasing through time and space as often, there are plenty of interesting and mind-twisting events going on to keep heart and mind fully engaged. Many questions from book one are answered, not only about the mechanics of time travel but about the characters and their relationships. But just as many new questions pop up, leaving this reader breathlessly awaiting book three!" 

My 4 star review for Time for the Lost: "Having read the first two in this fascinating time travel series, I was anxious to finish the journey with Calla and Valcas. And the cover is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen! After a slow beginning, things became more interesting, and then I couldn't put the story down. I love the mind-bending concepts of time and the depth of the entire cast of characters. I especially liked the new guy and his very visual world. If you like time travel, you definitely need to read this trilogy, in order!" 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Story That Will Touch Your Heart

Even though there are no dragons in this contemporary inspirational story, the Book Dragon highly recommends Carry Me Home by Valerie Howard and gives it 5 claws!
My 5 star review on Amazon: "I normally don't read "quiet" books like this (preferring epic fantasy) but the lovely cover and the blurb drew me in, since I unexpectedly became a caregiver for my crotchety 86-year-old father-in-law last year. I thought this book might give me insights, and it gave MUCH more. I ached for Amanda, for the path her life had taken, both through choices others made, and poor choices she made. I wanted so much for things to work out for her that it was difficult to put this book down! Her crotchety patient was so believable; in fact, every character, major and minor, was imminently believable! The writing is superb, and the story touches your heart and will remain there forever."

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: YA fantasy shows the power of love!

The Book Dragon recommends this YA urban fantasy for teens and those who used to be teens and gives Magian High by Lia London 5 claws!
Here's my 5 star review of Magian High: "The "power of love" theme has been used many, many times in books, movies, songs, and plays, but this well-written, fast-moving, and honest modern-day fantasy takes the theme and makes universal application in a fresh, very satisfying way. It gives the reader hope that even when dealing with the worst kind of prejudice, one ordinary person who is willing to step out of his comfort zone can inspire others to stand together courageously and make a difference in their world."

Read more about this book and its wonderful author, the founder of Clean Indie Reads!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Exciting MG Fantasy Adventure With Heart

The Book Dragon recommends Ben the Dragonborn by Dianne Astle and the sequel, Ben and the Watcher of Zargon, and gives them 4.5 claws rounded up to 5!


Here's my 4 star review of Ben the Dragonborn: "I confess I wanted to read this book because I love dragons (and there are some cool ones; just be patient), but Ben's fear of water sucked me in from the beginning. The strong connection between the reader and Ben keeps one turning the pages, and even faster once he's sent to a water world where all his nightmares keep coming true. Wow, there are some creepy creatures and dangers everywhere Ben turns! This fantasy adventure story resonates with solid themes of friendship, overcoming prejudice, and finding inner strength in learning who you really are." 

Here's my 5 star review of Ben and the Watcher of Zargon: "I really liked the first book and was eager to read Ben's continuing adventures. This story is action-packed, and young readers will be on the edge of their seats as they follow Ben's journey with the girl he likes and a new young student. This time they travel to Zargon, one of the Guardian's Six Worlds and home of Ben's dragonborn mother. The setting was fascinating, and the danger spine-tingling. I'm giving this book 4.5 stars rounded up to five, only because there were a few places when I wished the plot wasn't moving quite so fast so the reader could take a breath and have more time to get to know the characters better. Recommended!"

Here's Dianne Astle with her books (and Ben the Dragonborn's new cover)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Imaginative Fairy Tale Re-Imagining

The Book Dragon recommends The Firethorn Crown, Lea Doue's fascinating fantasy re-imagining of the 12 Dancing Princesses (with dragons) and gives it 4.5 claws rounded up to 5!
Here's my review: "4.5 stars for an imaginative fantasy loosely based on the fairy tale "The 12 Dancing Princesses." The 12 sisters were wonderfully drawn, though it took a while for me to keep them straight. The setting feels real, and I love the dragons of all sizes, though we only "hear" about the big scary ones. The plot had as many twists and turns as the maze featured in the story, and once I neared the climax, I could NOT put this book down. If you like fairy tales, fantasy with suspense, romance, and dragons, I recommend this clean read for ages 12 and up!" 

The book is listed as #1 in the Firethorn Chronicles, and this reader is looking forward to the next one!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Fun Steampunk Romance!

The Book Dragon recommends H. L. Burke's fun steampunk romance series about reformed cat burglar Nyssa Glass and has given each of the three books 5 claws!
Book 1: Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors

My 5 star review: "I had NO idea what to expect with this book, but *wham* the story gripped my throat at the beginning and didn't let go until the final page. I love the title character, her mentor, and the computer she befriends in the deliciously creepy mansion. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, and riveting suspense. Highly imaginative and fun to read. I wanted to buy some goggles like Nyssa's, and she had some cool tools! I look forward to the next in this new series!" 

Book 2: Nyssa Glass and the Juliet Dilemma 

My 5 star review: "Having read book 1 of Nyssa's adventures, I looked forward to continuing her story. This one is a non-stop tale of suspense, cool gadgets, mysterious antagonists, and I loved the continuing interaction between Nyssa and Ellis. It's fun to journey with two smart, quirky young people. I alternate between gasping over their peril and smiling at their budding love. I recommend this series for anyone who likes urban fantasy/steampunk, adventure, suspense, and romance. Waiting for #3!"

Book 3: Nyssa Glass and the Cutpurse Kid 

My 5 star review: "Another great episode in the Nyssa Glass series! I love the blend of danger, romance, and the unexpected in this story. Nyssa and Ellis grow more and more "real" and this reader grows more and more fond of them. The new characters are delightful, and the details of the new setting are gritty and realistic. There are so many great lines, it makes me want to learn how to "highlight" on my Kindle! I hope there are more in this series! And I wish I could try on Nyssa's cool goggles!"

The Book Dragon and I sure hope there will be more in this great series!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Book Review by the Book Dragon: Compelling Christian Fantasy with Dragons!

The Book Dragon recommends Jaye L. Knight's Ilyon Chronicles, a highly original and compelling Christian fantasy series with dragons with an overall rating of 5 claws!

Prequel Novella: Half Blood
My 5 star review: "I read book 1 RESISTANCE before reading the prequel, but it will work either way. This was a powerful story, tightly focused on the title character, Jace. My heart hurt so much for him as he tried so hard to hold onto a speck of hope in a hopeless situation. A power reminder to not judge on appearances but look into the heart, and have faith and trust in God."

Book One: Resistance
My 4 star review: "This is a thoughtful and compelling story with wonderfully developed characters in an interesting fantasy world. The best thing about this book was the encouragement for believers to stand courageous in the face of persecution, and the most powerful scene shows exactly that."

Book Two: The King's Scrolls
My 5 star review: "This second book in the Ilyon Chronicles is even better than the first. The stakes are high, and the emperor will stop at nothing to find the King's Scrolls. New characters, both endearing and traitorous are introduced, and best of all there are dragons! My favorite aspect of this book is demonstrating through the suffering of the characters that Elom (God) is ever near and He will find a way to fulfill his will, even when lives are changed forever and all hope seems to be lost."

Book Three: Samara's Peril
My 5 star review: "This series continues to imbed itself in my heart. The characters feel like family, and I ache for their trials and disappointments, and rejoice in their triumphs. They continue to grow, sometimes in unexpected ways, and this world feels real. Without giving away too many details, I just want to commend Ms. Knight on the powerful redemption scene that brought me to tears. Reading it was even more powerful and personal than what happened in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Bravo! I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series...."
I read on Goodreads that the next book is titled Exiles, but it has not been released yet. I think it's really special that Ms. Knight is a homeschool graduate! And not just because I was a homeschool Mom for 25 years.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Book Review by the Book Dragon: Romance & dragons!

The Book Dragon recommends Shari L. Tapscott's Eldentimber Series and has given Book 1, Pippa of Lauramore 5 claws!
My 5 star review of Pippa of Lauramore: "Romance! Chivalry! Dragons! Fairies! This story is so full of delightful surprises, from laugh-out-loud moments to gasp-inducing danger to heartbreaking encounters, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I love the spunky main character, the unorthodox Princess Pippa, and I felt so sorry for her not being able to choose who to marry. The tournament to determine which of the many competing princes and lords would win that honor was so well done, I can't wait to read it again. This definitely goes on my favorite books of all time list."
My 5 star review of Grace of Vernow (a short prequel to Pippa): "This is a wonderful novelette about a lovely young scholar named Grace. Her situation tugged at my heartstrings, and I read this in one sitting to find out what happened to her. This story makes me want to read the rest of the Eldentimber tales. Recommended for fans of love and chivalry!"

My 5 star review of Anwen of Primewood: "After reading Pippa's and Grace's story, I was anxious to read Anwen's too. At first I was a little nervous, because it took a while to love Anwen's character, since she started out doing something really FOOLISH. But as the rest of the story unfolds, you see her remorse and her single-minded determination to make things right, and I was rooting for her and crying for her every step of the way. There were frightening scenes and other scenes that made me smile, and I especially loved getting to see some of the wonderful characters from book one again--it felt like a family reunion! I love this fantasy world and the loveable characters Ms. Tapscott has brought to life. Can't wait for the next book!"

My 5 star review of Seirsha of Errinton: "Wow, this was one intense story! From what I learned about Errinton from previous books in this marvelous series, I was not surprised. What did surprise me was how attached I became to Seirsha. She and her friends endured many perilous situations, and not all of them came out unscathed. I loved that Pippa and Archer from Book 1 are present through much of this book. And the ending--wow! What an emotional roller coaster! If you like medieval fantasy with dragons, romance and lots of intrigue and danger, you will love this book." (Note: this one is darker than the others)

Audette and Rosie are in my TBR stack. I'm just sorry it appears there will be no more Eldentimber stories after those, so I will savor them. And, of course, all it takes to revisit this intriguing world is to re-read the stories!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: Gripping Urban Fantasy!

The Book Dragon highly recommends these grreat books by Annie Douglass Lima, even though there are no dragons! He gives both The Collar & the Cavvarach AND The Gladiator & the Guard 5 claws.
My 5 star review of The Collar & the Cavvarach: "I was excited to receive an advance review copy of Ms. Lima's The Collar and the Cavvarach, and once I began reading I couldn't put it down. The main character, fourteen-year-old Bensin, is a strong and sympathetic character. He's a slave in a modern empire with undertones of Ancient Rome. The collar on the stunning cover is like the one he has to wear. Benson's five-year-old sister does not yet have a collar, though she is also a slave, and his one goal is to free her. He goes to extraordinary measures to try to make that happen, even putting his own life at risk, because he knows the abuse his pretty sister can expect as a slave. The author does a great job of writing about the brutality of this culture without being graphic, so the stakes are extremely high, making the reader more and MORE anxious. This is a MUST read for anyone who likes YA urban fantasy. The way the cavvarach (the hooked sword on the cover) is used in this story, both literally and figuratively, is unforgettable. The other characters, both good guys and bad guys, are three-dimensional and add much to this powerful story of honor and determination against all odds." 

My 5 star review of The Gladiator & the Guard: "I loved Ms. Lima's first book, The Collar and the Cavvarach, and looked forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed! The stakes are even higher, the emotions run the gamut, the nail-biting scenes made my heart beat faster, and I became even more invested in WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! If you like adventure stories with well-drawn characters and many layers of deeper insights into the human experience, you must read this book"

Now I am anxiously waiting for the next book. These characters are real and compelling!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Review by the Book Dragon: A Jane Austen Fan Fic Fantasy!

The Book Dragon recommends this fabulous book by Laura Hile, and even though there are no dragons in it, he gives it 5 claws!
Here's my 5 star review: "The cover alone made me want to read this book, but the idea of Darcy and Collins switching bodies was so intriguing, I devoured this book. It's so well-written and SO much fun to read this deliciously twisty plot. Hile has stayed true to Ms. Austen's P&P characters but managed to make some of them larger-than-life! I plan to read this one again and recommend it to anyone who loves Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, or well-researched historical fantasy!"

After reading Darcy by Any Other Name, I immediately watched A&E's Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth (for the nth time).

Get your Kindle or paperback copy at Amazon or the paperback at Barnes and Noble!