Lost in Pages

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How the Light Gets In


Title:  How the Light Gets In

Author:  Jolina Petersheim

Pages:  400

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Tyndale

My rating:  5+ out of 5 stars

I have read this author’s other novels:  The Midwife, The Outcast, The Alliance, and The Divide.  I enjoyed each story she shared with readers, but this one for me is really the best of her work thus far.  The brilliance in the story is revealed at the end which is surprising and heart-grabbing to say the least!  Here is a book I would recommend to married couples which will be understood after it has been read cover to cover.

The book is raw emotion, heart-engaging and gripping to the max!  Best of all it brings out the hope that lies dormant in the heart if not stirred occasionally by stories like this book.  Jolina also shares her own life and heart at the end of the book to show us that all of us struggle and can battle by praying for our spouses to come out the other side changed and filled with hope.

As I read the book, at times, I was wondering why the author went the way she did with the characters’ actions or words, but the brilliance in the tale is quite bright when readers are done.  I enjoyed the tough issues Jolina’s characters had to face, then cry out to God and wait for Him to act on their behalf.  I didn’t want to stop reading the book because my heart wanted to know the answers to the questions asked, or the next pregnant pause that made me catch my breath as I awaited the revelation.

Jolina’s other novels are very enjoyable and I highly recommend them.  How the Light Gets In though really sets this work apart from her others, and readers will be talking about it long after they are through.  Get ready for a heart-pulling ride as you turn pages and then the hope that floods your soul when you understand at the end all that occurred earlier in the story.  What an awesome book I am sharing with a friend and hoping you will too after you read it!

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 

The Sky Above us (Sunrise at Normandy #2)



Title: The Sky Above us (Sunrise at Normandy #2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 384
Year: 2019
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
If you haven’t read any of Sarah Sundin’s novels, then you’re missing out on some of the best historical fiction published. Sarah Sundin weaves incredible tales with history, faith and believable characters. Personally, I have read all her books and am constantly on the lookout for what is coming next. These tales reveal historical events in ways that capture the reader’s imagination as well as ignites the patriotic heartbeat of those who revel in her novels.
In the second book, we continue to read about the three brothers’ story which began with The Sea Before Us. Wyatt, Clay and Adler were the closest of brothers as they grew up, playing different instruments and blending well which was known in their hometown. Then, one night, a tragedy rocked their world, changing the course of their lives as the war was heating up.
In this tale, we see just how long Adler has carried around anger, hurt, frustration and distance from the faith in God he grew up with in his family. The wrestling Adler does with God and how it affects his interaction with others and his flying felt so real to me. The on-again off-again relationship Adler has with a Red Cross worker named Violet reveals something in each of their hearts that only God can free then of if they are willing to release it to His hands.
Sarah Sundin writes with heart and faith so intricately woven one doesn’t know where one begins and the other ends, or do they? I highly recommend all her novels that will touch the heart, mind and soul of readers from anyone who loves historical fiction and God. These books are riveting and capture the time period so well that you won’t be able to stop telling others about them!

The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy)



Title: The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 384
Year: 2018
Publisher: Revell
My rating 5 out of 5 stars!
The new series by Sarah Sundin is a heart-touching tale of events leading up to D-Day through fictional characters. There are three brothers from Texas who are torn apart by a disaster and choices made by the oldest son Wyatt and the other sons. I began reading the book with such hunger, knowing the tale told is but a shadow of the reality that many endured both in America and England.
The story encapsulates the hard times of war, the love stories, battles and yes even death as those were parts of the reality young men dealt with who were barely out of their teens. Wyatt is a Navy Lt. Commander in the U. S. Navy who, though trained as an accountant and was to pick up the leadership of his father’s business, is now planning methodically with others the Navy’s plans for D-Day.
Wyatt begins to develop feelings for a WREN Officer named Dorothy who has suffered so much personal loss in her family. What Sarah Sundin wove into the book was interesting as it included a mystery aspect of Dorothy’s father’s business losing money. Plus, Dorothy is flailing in her walk with the Lord until Wyatt challenges her to return to church as she has challenged him to contact his family after three years of silence.
Having read the other wartime stories Sarah has offered, this new series outshines other novels set in the WWII era. I found it easy to become enraptured with the characters and the many subplots. Wait till you see the twist in the main plot line in the book! I don’t know when the next book is due out, but I sure cannot wait. The series is once again a reminder of a brave generation who endured more than we can really grasp. I thank all vets who serve today.
When you are done reading the book, please consider reading Sarah Sundin’s other wonderful novels that are bold and invigorating!

Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)



Title: Anchor in the Storm (Waves of Freedom #2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 400
Year: 2016
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 stars.
Lillian Avery has finally got the job of her dreams…a pharmacist in Boston. She has gone to college and trained for this job. She is a hard worker and wants to do her best. Her employer is less than enthusiastic that he has hired a female let along a “cripple” as he calls her. Lillian determines to earn her place and refuses to give up. She notices some irregularities in the supply of a certain drug. Why does the pharmacy need so much of this particular drug? This is a mystery Lillian is determined to solve. She also has gained the attention of her brother’s best friend much to her annoyance. She thinks Arch Vandenberg can’t really be interested in her. He must just feel sorry for her, right? Can she trust Arch after her former boyfriend hurt her so badly?
Arch Vandenberg is an Ensign in the Navy who has been assigned Boston as his port. He is happy about that as it will give him a chance to get to know Lillian Avery better. He is drawn to her like no other. She isn’t interested in him for his money, his family connections or his social standing. She really isn’t interested in him at all! He plans to pursue her though and show her what kind of man he is. He is still struggling with anxiety after surviving an attack on his ship at sea, seeing men killed and watching his ship sink. He notices other men struggling too, but they get some medicine to help them. However, the medicine’s side effects seem to hamper their senses; they appear almost drunk. Is Lillian’s pharmacy giving his men too much medicine or the wrong kind of medicine or what exactly is going on?
Once again Sarah Sundin entertains with this great WWII romance. What I also liked about this one was the mystery element added to keep the plot interesting. It is obvious that the author has done her research because it shows in the detailed descriptions of life during this time period, which I really like as it kept me engaged in the plot and characters. I liked Lillian’s spunkiness and persistence. I enjoyed reading about Arch and Lillian learning that Christ is their anchor in the storms of life. He is the one we must cling to as the storms rage. Only He will hold us firm and fast. This is another wonderful story from the pen of Sarah Sundin. I can’t wait for book three due to be released in the spring of 2017 in the series when readers get Quintessa’s story!

Through Deep Waters



Wings of the Nightingale Series contained the first novels by this author that I read, and I lost a lot of sleep thoroughly getting lost in those stories. Now, Waves of Freedom starts her new blockbuster series set in the era of WWII. The setting is the Boston Naval Yard where ships were being built, but tensions between groups whose view of war was vastly polar worked on the docks together with tensions running high. Mary was the secretary at the naval yard and she loved being out of the limelight, supporting others' dreams never imagining romance to be a part of her life.
Jim is an Ensign in the Navy fresh out of the academy who prefers letting whatever way the wind blew direct his naval career. Jim’s viewpoint stems from an accident as a young boy when he dared to let one of his sisters follow himself and his brothers into the woods, which resulted in an accident. Jim became a very quiet Ensign and risking making the wrong decision that could cost lives was something he tried to avoid at all costs.
When I started the novel, I couldn’t imagine the depth of the story and the many aspects that drew me to stay up late into the night to finish reading. There are romance, danger, adventure, faith, learning, changing and so much more that shows in the way the characters evolve throughout the book. Then, when the FBI is added to the storyline along with a growing list of possible suspects guilty of sabotaging a ship, all the more reason to read on!
There is a sequel planned for 2016 and I cannot wait as I know Sarah Sundin’s stories are well worth time to read, enjoy and share with family and friends. Those who plunge into the murky waters of these books are sure to love rooting for the budding romance, friendships growing and God receiving the glory! Nothing stirs the patriot blood more than reading a fictional story of how God can and does use people willing to answer His call to serve Him wherever He sends them! So don’t miss the first book of the newest series and while waiting for the other books in the series read Wings of Nightingale Series if you haven’t read them!

In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3)



Title: In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 410
Year: 2014
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 stars out of 5.
Roger Cooper has his life lined up. He is going to put in his 1000 flight hours required by the Army during WWII, return stateside and audition as a drummer for a big band. He is a good drummer and practices whenever he has time between missions. He thinks the only two reasons to date are to have fun, which can lead to trouble, or to lead to marriage, which he isn’t interested in right now. So when Kay Jobson shows an interest in him, he doesn’t reciprocate. That kind of woman is looking for fun, the kind of fun he isn’t going to participate in. However, during a vulnerable moment, Roger sees himself in Kay as she searches for truth. He gives her his treasured Bible and a friendship begins. Over the course of the next several months, they serve together on some flights and have some deep conversations. Their friendship develops into love as Roger sees the new Kay, but he still rejects her love while struggling with what he should do with his life after the war.
Kay Jobson has lots of boyfriends. She uses her relationships to control men and she likes that, being in control. She uses these men, leading to believe something more will develop between them, but when things take a more intimate or serious turn, she dumps the man. Her life is filled with worthless pursuits until she begins talking to Roger Cooper. She begins to read his Bible and discovers the lies her father told her all her life. She treasures her friendship with Roger, but wants more from him. She pursues him only to be rejected. With her heart broken, she applies herself to getting a recommendation from her commanding officer to the chief nurse training program. She has managed to change her personal life by severing all ties with any boyfriends and conducting herself by the Book, but now she has to foster a sense of unity among her flight group of nurses and they are different as night and day.
Both Kay and Roger struggle with a past where their parents repeatedly told them how worthless they were. Kay, especially, has been misled by her earthly father. He told her the Bible said she was unredeemable and wouldn’t let her read the Bible for herself to keep her from discovering the truth. She struggles with the fact that God values her greatly, that she does have worth and does matter to Him even if she matters to no one else. The power of words to hurt or heal is portrayed vividly in this story. Roger still falls prey to thinking he isn’t good enough for Kay, that she deserves better, even though he has been a Christian for a while. These struggles are realistically depicted in the book against the backdrop of a war and add depth to the characters. I enjoyed the romance between the two that was rife with humor, tension and pain. I am sorry to see the series end, but look forward to more from this wonderful author.

On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale Book 2)



Title: On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale Book 2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 432
Year: 2013
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Awesome! I just finished reading the second novel in Sarah Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale Series. The characters’ stories begin in the first book titled, With Every Letter. One characteristic of historical novels that I so appreciate is the research done that brings authenticity as well as new knowledge to me. The more I read I realize so much happens at a single moment we just aren’t capable of being aware of it as being God, especially in today’s society where so much is instant and electronic. We seem to have lost some appreciation as to what has happened before this time in history. When authors undertake to search out historical nuggets then weave a tale around it, we can all enjoy their true labor of love they serve for our enjoyment.
In this series, the author takes us back to World War 2, highlighting the way nurses had to be trained and began being used on flights involving patients. Also brought forth is the way pharmacists were viewed at that particular time in history in the theatre of war. What makes the reading so spellbinding is the way characters are presented with such realism such as how they struggle with their faith in various situations or loss on the front lines.
I cannot imagine how hard it was for relationships during this timeframe to begin, bloom and grow when death as well as danger sat so closely every moment. How about having a loved one at the front lines with letters taking so long to catch up to the recipient, if it ever did, since there was so much movement of troops. Today people have a multitude of ways to communicate long distances quickly and for the most part without having to wait to receive a response.
The servicemen and women in the novel have to face their fears or lives, including their own, can be lost. Plus add the many children who became orphans some with physical, emotional and mental challenges. Once you finish reading this novel, I believe you will, like me, be reminded to thank prior service men and women for their great sacrifice in more ways then we will ever know.
Sarah Sundin depicts themes such as faith, fears, love, redemption, and realizing where our true fulfillment comes from, God and God alone. You will travel all over Europe on many fronts; pictures of action with adventure are painted vividly along with places most likely seen by many in the war. Plus a challenge lies in the pages too and as for what that challenge is you’ll need to read the book!

With Every Letter



Title: With Every Letter
Author: Sarah Sundin
Year: 2012
Pages: 425
Publisher: Revell
With Every Letter is set in the time frame of World War II, with two main characters. First, we have a nurse named Lt. Mellie Blake whose physical features tend to set her apart from her peers. Mellie has a heart to serve. Her father is in a Japanese prison camp, which brings deep concern for him to her heart daily. Second, we have Lt. Thomas MacGilliver, who serves as an engineer in the army. He has a past that brings heartache and daily questions about who he is because of his father’s actions. Tom wants to be the exact opposite of this man, but like Mellie is very guarded because neither one wants more heartache.
During this time of war, an Army wife starts up a letter writing campaign to ease the hearts of men as well as women who are lonely. There are rules like anonymity between parties who decide to be pen pals, no revealing of their real names, places of service, nothing. In this one act of kindness, both Mellie and Tom decide that being unknown makes this a safe venue for sharing things they wouldn’t share with anyone else. They both bring to their letters the aspects of their mutual faith in God, praying for each other daily and sharing Scripture.
Learning new skills is one trial and trying to convince the brass that nurses should be allowed on Evac flights is something different. It takes weeks of training on how to unload, put together, load, and secure stretchers inside the cargo plane. Then when the brass come to see a demonstration of the nurses skills, the nurses experience the hard fact that nurses aren’t welcome at the front or on a plane. Finally, risking her career in the Army Evac Unit as a nurse, one lone speaker stands up to the general to voice her opinion. Would the general give permission for the program, supplies, and nurses to fly to the front to give aid with the hope of saving more lives?
Other characters in the story help to complete the picture in the mind of this reader. Though fictional in nature, the characters show us what true friendship looks like, the nature of love and waiting for it, conflict, forgiveness, and a host of others. The story also reveals how we all need to depend on the Lord for all things at all times. Trusting in His plan and perfect timing isn’t easy, but worth it when all is said and done.
This is the first book by this author that I have read, and I plan on reading her other books already published. All it takes to enjoy the novel is the time to read it and share it with others.
My rating is 5 stars.

Reunion Mission (Rangers Under Fire)

Title:  Reunion Mission (Rangers Under Fire)

Author:  Virginia Vaughan

Pages:  282 (larger print)

Year:  April 2016

Publisher:  Love Inspired Suspense

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Matthew Ross is an agent with the DEA.  He hasn’t returned to his hometown in ten years after he was involved in a car accident due to being under the influence of alcohol.  Also involved in the car accident and severely wounded was his girlfriend at the time, Claire Kendall.  Matt left right after the accident without staying to help Claire through many surgeries, or to renew their plans to marry.  Claire was left to struggle through rehab and life on her own as her parents were very cold and distant.

Claire has a student who has recently become a Christian due to Claire’s influence.  He has been dealing and selling drugs but wants out.  He is given Matt’s contact information and they speak on the phone.  Matt wants the head honcho in charge, but his informant won’t give him the name over the phone.  They agree to meet, but when Matt arrives he is surprised to find Claire there smack dab in the middle of his investigation after being attacked.  What does Claire know or what did she see?  She now has a target on her back and more attempts are made on her life.  Matt promises to keep her safe, but can she trust him?

These books are gems!  They fill the bill when I want to read something quick, action-filled and suspenseful.  There is always an element of faith and a romance without sex, which I appreciate.  These are my go-to books when I’m really not sure what I’m in the mood to read.  These stories always draw me in and capture my attention.  Thank you Love Inspired Suspense!


Running Target (Coldwater Bay Intrigue Series #4)

Title:  Running Target (Coldwater Bay Intrigue Series #4)

Author:  Elizabeth Goddard

Pages:  224

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Love Inspired

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars.

Elizabeth Goddard has written a very exciting and engaging tale that has surprising twists and turns.  When Bree and her partner approach a boat in trouble what looks like a simple assist actually turns into a deadly encounter.  The next thing Bree knows she is in the water and fighting for her life while trying to draw the attention of dangerous men away from her partner.

Now, she must rely on her skills as a deputy and her knowledge of the wooded area close to where she grew up.  Bree’s thoughts are on her Dad and nephew Stevie who she is guardian for since the loss of her brother.  The biggest surprise Bree gets is running into an old flame with whom she has a past that is littered with broken promises and him leaving.  She wants to know more than Quinn is willing to reveal.

What ensues in the book is action, danger, mystery, intrigue and romance.  The ending was classic, and I look forward to the next exciting adventure that comes from the pen of Elizabeth Goddard!

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 


The Refuge

Title:  The Refuge

Author:  Ann H. Gabhart

Pages:  400

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Revell

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars.

What a touching tale of love, loss, finding one’s place in the world and daring to hope again!

The Refuge tells the tale of two people who fled to a Shaker village in the hopes of outrunning the cholera epidemic.  Even though they wouldn’t be allowed to live together as man and wife, Darcie and Walter believe this is the only option they have to live.  However, what they hadn’t counted on was an accident that changed their lives on the cusp of learning a babe is on the way.

Darcie is frightened and feeling very alone while facing an unknown future.  The Shakers allow her to remain with them.  She is given what she needs as she works the various chores assigned.  However, Darcie isn’t planning on remaining in the Shaker village as she doesn’t want to be separated from her baby once it is born.

Flynn has been a widower for almost three years, raising his daughter without a mother, and now even a grandmother.  Leatrice is a precocious little girl but a dear child none the less.  However, Flynn knows she needs a woman to influence and guide her into her future, but can Flynn love again?

Ann H. Gabhart has written a very touching tale that includes themes of friendship, faith, community, loss, hope and love.  The way it is written seemed to draw me into the pages time and time again.  I loved seeing how Leatrice grew in personality and her interactions with others.  Reading how Darcie prayed and waited on the Lord even when she had to take a step of faith without knowing the outcome was beautifully depicted in the book.

I hope readers enjoy this story as much as I did and will share it with their friends and family!        

Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 


The Golden Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #8)


Title:  The Golden Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower #8)

Author:  Kimberly Woodhouse

Pages:  256

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Barbour Books

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars.

Perhaps unlike other readers, I enjoy a historical novel more if I read the facts shared in the back of the book in the section titled, “Note from the Author”.  In this installment, Kimberley learned many new and exciting facts about San Francisco some of which she includes in the book.  The main characters in view are Olivia Brighton, Joseph Sawyer, and Daniel.

Daniel owns a restaurant and he is looking forward to reuniting with his sister Olivia whom he has not seen in years.  Now, Olivia is a grown woman who has experienced much within her young life, and its impact causes her to decide she will forever live alone.  Joseph came to the area along with hundreds of others to find gold.  Now, he has a manager to run the mine for him while he pursues other avenues.

The beauty in the story was not the budding romance for Olivia but how the three main characters bonded, prayed together and did Bible study as well.  The study wasn’t just for them; it was open to any who desired to join.  The novel is a glowing example of loving people where they are, letting God touch their hearts and transform them, and enduring heartache while allowing God to bring healing.

I have read the entire series and most of them I have thoroughly enjoyed, and this one is one of my favorites!  Coming soon are two new novels to the series:  The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (July 2019) and The Rebel Bride (December 2019).  Here is a great way to follow a family legacy throughout history and see how the legacy of faith speaks to the next generation.

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 

Ranch Refuge (Rangers Under Fire)


Title:  Ranch Refuge (Rangers Under Fire)

Author:  Virginia Vaughan

Pages:  285 (larger print)

Year:  August 2016

Publisher:  Love Inspired Suspense

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Laura Jackson knows what it is like to give up her dreams.  She has been doing that for most of her life due to her dad’s gambling addiction that started shortly after her mother’s death.  She now works as an ER nurse, but her coworkers have told her she is not cut out for the job; she cares too much for each and every patient who enters the ER.  She has also been dealing with a loan shark boss, who her father is indebted to, trying to make advances toward her.  His advances are unwelcome and have become more forceful.  While walking out to her car after work, she is almost kidnapped.  If it weren’t for the intervention of a stranger, she fears she would be in big trouble about now.  Laura wonders if there is any man out there she can trust.

Colton Blackwell has been asked to look out for Laura by her father.  Colton is a former Army Ranger who now works as a rancher while sometimes helping those in desperate need.  Laura is one of those people.  He saves her from kidnapping and takes her to his ranch for safety until he can figure out who is after her.  He thinks she will be safe as no one will know where she is.  However, he thinks wrong as another attempt is made to kidnap Laura.  Colton thwarts this attempt, but the kidnappers get away.  He knows it is just a matter of time before they try again.  Before the next attempt, he and Laura get to know one another, and he likes what he learns about her.  He fears that she would never give him a chance at romance due to his past.

Here is another good read from Love Inspired Suspense.  The story started with action from the beginning which drew me in right away.  I quickly flipped pages to find out what exciting thing would happen next!  For a quick adrenaline rush, grab this one!


Have Brides Will Travel #1 (Hardback)


Title:  Have Brides Will Travel #1 (Hardback)

Author:  William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone

Pages:  299

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Kensington Pub Corp

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Romance?  Yes, it has some.  Adventure?  Oh, definitely!  These are just a few of the words that come to mind after reading the first book in the Have Brides Will Travel series by the Johnstones.  Action in the book was just outstanding and kept me reading until I finished the book!  If you aren’t a hardback book lover, the paperback will be released later this year.

Bo and Scratch are two men who roam the range.  They have been partners for a long time and that helps when confronting trouble!  Many times in the story these two men didn’t speak a word to the other but already knew what the other was mostly likely going to do.  They defend women and can measure up an opponent without much time necessary!

Now they are hired to take five young ladies to a boomtown to meet their potential mates.  Sounds easy right?  Well, it might sound easy but what happens in the tale will take your breath away and keep you wondering what can possibly happen next.  The nefarious characters are relentless in their pursuit of these ladies and it keeps Bo and Scratch on their toes constantly.

Readers will enjoy the surprising twists in the book and I hope, like me, cannot wait for the next installment to be released!

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 

Living Lies (Harbored Secrets #1)


Title:  Living Lies (Harbored Secrets #1)

Author:  Natalie Walters

Pages:  336

Year:  2019

Publisher:  Revell

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars.

Wow!  The title and cover give viewers looking for a good story just a glimpse into the meaning behind what is seen.  The tale is a real heart-grabber and I cannot wait for the second book titled, Deadly Deceit, slated to be published November of 2019!

The main character is Lane Kent.  She has secrets along with heart break.  One little boy named Noah brings her delight every day.  He is her son and together they do life since Lane lost her husband two years prior.  Lane lives in an apartment upstairs above a café she runs in a small town.  Readers will enjoy seeing how Lane and others care for the vets in that town each Friday night with a home cooked meal.  Lane though struggles with guilt, depression and more and wonders each day if life is worth living.

Charlie has returned from service as a Marine and now he is a deputy in the same town as Lane.  Their meeting is fortuitous.  As the story develops, audiences will find themselves trying to figure out the mystery imbedded in the pages as well as having their heart touched by the personal battle of depression Lane faces each new day.  The supporting characters are examples to Lane of love, acceptance and not allowing herself to be defined or hemmed in by depression.

I thought the author did a masterful job of blending elements of mental health, veterans’ issues, mystery, romance, faith and more in the book.  I don’t normally read books that deal so compassionately with those who suffer from depression or PTSD, so this was refreshing.  The mystery was well developed and brought some unforeseen twists to the novel; it kept me turning the pages!

Don’t think this book is a downer because it deals with real issues because it isn’t.  The book brings hope and light to some areas of life that aren’t easy but not necessarily confining either.  Readers will enjoy the tale, character and plot of this book.  I can’t wait for the second book to come out!

Note:  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. 

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