Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Bronte Plot

Katherine Reay knows how to blend the charm of classic literature with the sometimes-harsh realities of life into a book, and deliver it similar to the way you like your coffee. 
Her novels always hold something for everyone -yours for the taking- and never fail to draw readers in with the "cozy fireside, blanket, and whistling-wind" of her style. 
Katherine's characters are real and relatable and you can't help but get attached to them and their lives.
The Bronte Plot is a gentle, nostalgic, treasure of a story, full of true life, love, and emotions with a healthy dose of adventure and discovery. 
"Come further up, come further in," and enjoy this heartwarming journey of facing the past to make way for the future. 


Monday, July 4, 2016

A Heart Revealed

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)

So different from any and all other regency novels I have read, "A Heart Revealed" is a tale of true character and love. 
After being publicly humiliated, Amber Sterlington - the most sought-after debutante of the season- is sent to a remote family property as an outcast from London society, with just one frustratingly outspoken maid to accompany her. Accustomed to the life of privilege befitting her station, Amber knows nothing about surviving on her own in the seeming wilds of Yorkshire, where luxury seems like a distant dream and dinner doesn't cook itself. 
Rarely have I encountered this level of complete transformation and character development (in classic "Taming of the Shrew" style). Everything about this story was so real, while it's singularity to it's genre lent it a whimsical fairy tale charm. 
Amber's humbling journey to discover that true beauty lies within is an emotional and captivating page-turner.