Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Book Review & Giveaway---Historical Romance Fans Will Love This One!

I was really intrigued by the back copy and cover for From Ash and Stone by Julie Daines. The story sounded SO good and it really lived up to what I was expecting. I LOVED this one!

This takes place during the reign of Henry VIII who is too busy trying to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn to care much about what is happening on the borders. And there's a lot going on! Margaret Grey, the daughter of a knight, has everything taken away from her when reivers attack her home and kill her family. Six years later, she's back for revenge.

The author sets a scene that is so vivid and couples it with a plot that is hard to put down. I loved Margaret and how she is so focused on her revenge, but when she meets Angus Robson, he becomes the distraction she cannot shake. Their buildup was sweet and riveting, especially as Margaret starts to let Angus in, despite all her best efforts to remain alone. And there's also the fact that Margaret has a curse that might prevent her from being with anyone. I couldn't wait to see how that would turn out. The secondary characters were well-drawn and the people closest to Margaret and Angus have stories that will tug at readers' heartstrings. (I hope the author will give some of those characters their own books!)

This was an exciting, well-written story that I literally could not put down and carried with me everywhere so I could finish it! Historical romance fans will really enjoy this one.

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Here's the back copy:

Lady Margaret Grey of Hartfell wants for nothing. The daughter of a knight, she has a loving family, wealth, and even a secret romance with the blacksmith’s son. But all that is torn from her one fateful night when her home is attacked and her family killed. She is left with nothing but bitterness, an unwavering mistrust of men, and a strange and mysterious curse that allows her to feel the thoughts of anyone who touches her.

Now, after six years away, Margaret is returning home for one reason: revenge. She hopes that by avenging her family’s deaths, she will somehow be freed from her curse. But it won’t be easy. The identities of the raiders are still unknown, she has little left to her name, and traveling alone in the Northumbrian hills during the border wars is dangerous. Matters are further complicated by handsome Angus Robson, a Scotsman whose charm threatens to distract her from her plans. But the raiders are closer than she knows, and Margaret soon realizes that what she believed to be a curse may be the key to finding those she seeks. One touch will reveal the truth . . .

1 comment:

Julie Daines said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! I really appreciate you taking the time to include on your blog!!