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Good story.

Laurel's Gift - Tricia McGill

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This was a different type of story. It promises to be a bit paranormal and a bit contemporary. I can’t disagree with that, however, I do think it is on quite the light side of paranormal. It’s an interesting story full of discovery.
The characters were, well, quite different. The female lead character was outgoing, very friendly, and incredibly loving. She male lead character, well, I still haven’t been quite able to discover him. He is quiet, loving, and very private. Although we learned an incredible amount about his family and the history of his family, I feel like there was an incredible lack of detail about him. His character was very vague and I would there could have been, at the minimum, a bit more detail.
As I mentioned above about the paranormal side of things being light, I think the story needed a bit more interaction and detail on this side of things. Truthfully, it was a letdown with just how little interaction there was. At the end of the story there was a particular scene that I believe needed to have more detail, more story line. It felt as if it were a second thought and a little information was thrown in.
I had really high hopes for this story, the blurb sounded really good. It was a good book, the story line was intriguing, but it didn’t have anything that grabbed your attention, held your attention, or made you want to keep reading. I do think this author has promise for becoming a great author. I think just a little more attention and a little more “oomph” and this author will earn the title of incredible! 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. 

Another lovely story!

Of Land and Sky (Wraidd Elfennol #3) - Morgan Sheppard
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

I will start out this review stating that I was lucky enough to beta read this book and then purchase the final draft for a reviewand of course, for my personal collection. This author is still fairly new, this being her third book released, and her writing still amazes me. If you’ve ever read her books, you can’t deny the idea that she has the uncanny ability to bring the reader into the world of Wraidd Elfennol fully and completely.


This story is set many years after the first story. It still follows along the same idea of the first; the worlds are unbalanced andare in need of some human and partner interference to set things straight. It’s, of course, not quite as simple as stated, however, it will get you set up to great reading.


The main characters in the story are grandchildren of the original cast in book one that were sent on a mission to set things back on even kilter in the worlds. If you happened to love that cast as much as me, don’t fret, you’ll still get to hear about themand what they have been up to. The author really did a great job including them into this story.


The journey that the characters are involved in this time around is much less action packed than the first. It’s more of a mental journey they are involved in. Personally, I think it being a “mental journey” proves to be a much more difficult story to write. It requires a lot more detail and descriptions to keep the audience interested and intrigued. I think that the author aced this ability, without a question. I didn’t want to put the book down, I didn’t want to stop reading, and I might have read too late andtoo long each day just because the story was that good.


At times, the characters really had me frustrated. The male lead character has, for a lack of better words, a really crappy family situation. His mother and brother are unfairly rude and treat him as if he would be better of had he not been born. His father has his back and loves him unconditionally but it makes it hard to read some of the scenes. I could have given them a real tongue lashing had they been real characters. So I really applaud the author in her ability in making the scenes feel so realistic.


I will give you, the future reader, one warning; have Kleenex and a good place to ugly cry, without judgment from others.  If you are reading it in bed with your spouse or significant other, be prepared to wake them up with your sobs and be prepared for the looks asking if you’re really crying over another book.


As to not ruin the story, and if you’re anything like me, you want to know whether or not the main characters find love. They do, in their own way, and in their own time. It’s most definitely fun to read about, so be prepared for that story within the main story.

* Verified Purchase ~ December 2017 *


Great story!

Liar, Liar - Winter Austin
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Finally, a story about the strong and independent Sheriff! This story was even better than the last but was full of surprises. I was impressed with the route that the Sheriff took with this story. I was quite pleased to see the return of certain characters as well.


This story was darker than I expected and was heartbreaking at the same time. The male lead and the female lead were both full of surprises and were both quite hard headed and independent.


As expected, there wasn’t a lack of detail or descriptions here. It held my attention from start to finish and sank its claws into me to keep me reading.


This story, I feel, had a little better suspense and the twists and turns were a little more sharp and it was nearly impossible to try to guess who was involved and who was the suspect. It made for a sitting on the edge of your seat read.


I have enjoyed every single story in this series. They are fun reads and are full of suspense. They keep you on your toes and make you keep reading. I’d most definitely recommend this series to you!

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

Lovely read!

Sins of the Father - Winter Austin
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

This is book three in the four book collection, thus far, in the McIntire County series. I find myself thinking after each story that each one is better than the last and is my new favorite. This one is no different.


Just as book one and two book three is connected and involves some of the same characters and also introduces new characters to the storyline. I enjoy reading about the past characters lives and how they have changed or developed.


This story in a little more intriguing, for the fact that it also surrounds itself with the female leads family history, and the past timing of her father as the Sheriff.  The question remains; did her daddy have something to do with the coverup of the murder of a young girl just to be re-elected?


I was engrossed with the story. The detail and descriptions were perfect. They held my attention and kept me reading. The ability to picture the scenes as I read them was effortless. The detail was enough to keep things understood but wasn’t too much to be overwhelming.


One thing that seems to be pretty common place through each story is the attitude of the characters. At least one character in the story is very opinionated, has a strong opinion, and isn’t afraid to let it be known. They don’t get pushed around and they fight for what they believe is right.


I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next book.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *