Pippa of Lauramore 5 claws!
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
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
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!