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September was a great month for discovering some great new books and authors, as well as a new release from one of my favourite writers!
The King’s Obsession – Tanya Bird
The King’s Obsession is another fabulous novel in The Companion Series by Tanya Bird. This is the story of the blossoming relationship between Leksi, who we’ve all come to know – and love – from the previous books, and of Petra, a runaway Companion. With a strong heroine, a dashing knight, a mother’s love, and a king obsessed to the point of madness, this historical romance will take you on a ride through adversity, heartbreak, action and love until the very end.
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Vox – Christina Dalcher
Reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, this novel is set in a modern dystopian America that is under the rule of the Pure movement. Women have been stripped of their rights, had their passports taken away, forced out of the workforce and limited to speaking 100 words a day.
Dr Jean McClellan is a strong and believable female protagonist, and the novel explores her relationships, hopes, fears, frustrations and desperation in her journey to reclaim her voice, and that of every other female within the country.
I found the ending a little rushed, I personally would have loved a bit more depth and detail in winding up the story.
A raw, gritty, confronting and compelling read, Vox is thought-provoking in its warnings of the dangers of complacency in regards to the everyday freedoms we take for granted.
The Lost Pearl – Emily Madden
The Lost Pearl is a sweeping family saga, spanning the the decades from 1941 to 2016 and two continents.
Narrated in a dual timeline, the story alternates between the Hawaii in the 1940’s and the blossoming love between Catherine (Kitty) and Charlie, and the more present time of Catherine and her grand-daughter. An epic story of new love, old love and love lost, heartache, war time tragedies, drama and secrets.
Emily Madden weaves a wonderfully descriptive and emotive story, bringing the characters, events and settings from 1940’s Hawaii, the bombing of Pearl Habor and modern times to life. An engrossing and totally enjoyable historical romance novel!
Want to discover even more fabulous new books and authors? Check out last month’s book reviews here!