Book Review - A Stranger at Fellsworth
I've not read anything by Sarah Ladd before, and I've had this book for a couple of years and I'd never gotten round to reading it. However, I was flicking through my kindle yesterday and came across this book. It is a Christian regency romance, a genre I am particularly keen on, and I must say I was remarkably impressed. Ladd has a lovely voice, and 'A Stranger at Fellsworth' is a real page-turner. If you're looking for a sweet, clean romance story with a gentle Christian message, then this book is for you. Her style reminded me of writer Julie Klassen, another Christian Regency author. Sometimes I do find regency to be a little slow-paced and dialogue driven, however this book had moments of action coupled with moments of tenderness. A thoroughly enjoyable read, one which I highly recommend. and I look forward to reading more by this author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
I always try and start a new writing project each New Year, and as soon as the kids went back to school at the beginning of January, I dusted off the keyboard and hammered out the first few chapters of my next work-in-progress. This will be a brand new series, still set in Holmorra (as with The Forgotten Kingdoms Series), but set a few hundred years later. I'm hoping to have the first draft complete around mid-February, but I will keep you all posted on my progress!
My latest book, A Field of Forget-me-nots, is part of the Ponder This series and will be published by Prism Book Group in March 2020. More details to follow soon...
Book Review: The Piper's Pursuit
A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.
In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and Katerina’s evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost. When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the only gentle thing about him seems to be the sweet music he plays on his pipe. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds herself drawn to him despite her misgivings. Together Katerina and Steffan must stop the enemy from stealing the children of Hamlin. But their interference might create an even worse fate for the entire village.