Liz, had her fair share of problems growing up, events that gnawed at her confidence, left her questioning her own value. So when she met, and married, Charles, a man intent on loving her, helping her grow, she couldn’t have been happier. But the happily ever after was cut short before it even begins. Washed ashore following a tragic accident, wearing the tattered remains of her wedding dress, Liz as wakens holding the hand of her husband, his cold, lifeless hand. Her world begins to crumble, nothing makes sense. She just needs someone to believe her, but when they do they uncover a horrific truth. Start the clock, because time is running out. Liz must become more than she ever thought she could be if she wishes to discover what really became of Charles, before it is too late.
Brilliant. An engaging and well-written romantic suspense with more than a few twists. It is certainly a book that will keep you turning the pages. Written in alternating first person perspective from Liz and Charles’ viewpoint (with a special devational reward at the end) Amanda J Evans has no difficulty portraying the two unique personalities of her leading characters, as well as using them as tools to give depth and development to the rest of the cast. A brilliant debut novel from a clearly talented author.
I initially read this on KU but picked up a copy to keep as well
Wefan is a powerful force. It is a thread of energy, and for those with born with Wealdan running through their veins a force which can be manipulated. But gifts are not the only thing that come with such power. There is a religious order known as the blood priests who seek the return of Murak, and consuming the blood of those with Wealdan gives them unimaginable strength, bringing them ever closer to their goal of plunging the world into oppression and war.
Sarah was born and raised in London, she had her pick from men of fine standing, so when Pete, a farmer, swept her off her feet in a whirlwind romance, some people were less than impressed. And some of Pete’s friends were less than pleased with his choice of wife. But none of that matters now. Strange lights and mist heralded a danger never imagined. With her husband is missing, and the terrible aftereffects witnessed, she has no choice but to take her children and flee, praying her husband is safe, but fearing the worst. Someone wants to cover up the truth. Sarah and her children are forced to flee in fear of their lives. The military are closing in,with one simple instructions, the truth cannot get out. No one can know what happened.
Taya, broken, bloody and abused escapes the beating from her master’s wife after being forced into his bed. With no home, no money, and a sullied reputation, there are few who would lend her aid, and so, she returns to a home she once knew, a temple. They nursed her back to health and sent her on her way. Free for the first time Taya must now journey to find work, but the path before her is anything but easy, and far from what was expected.
Ancient Evil by Brent J. Griffiths is very unique is design, it could be viewed as three separate stories if not for the fact they are woven together and integral to the larger picture.
Jack Snarkey and Andrew Putts are law firm partners. Putts the down trodden partner, is in kept in place by the constant threat of the operating agreement, which he has never actually seen. He fights his battles, and always comes out the underdog when compared to the massive income of Snarkey, but things are about to change. He has a six figure account, and the arbitrator is just about to call judgement. Or he was. Poor Putts seems flat out of luck, and probably broke to boot. The arbitrator dies before revealing his final judgement. But Snarkey has a plan, a way to cash in without starting the drawn out process again. To settle this account he convinces Putts he must, under encouragement and manipulation, reach into realms unseen in the world of law, pierce the veil and deliver the intended will of the one whose will has been contested. But unbeknown to any of them, there is more to this than a simple ruse, and Putts unlocks a potential he never knew slept within him.
I really enjoyed reading Snarkey and Putts, the characters are entertaining, and the plot is well delivered. This is certainly a strong book in what I anticipate will become an ongoing series. It brings a lighter side to the law, and presents characters so contrasting to each other it creates for a great, and tense, environment. I will certainly be keeping my eye out for the next installment. I can’t wait to see how this will pan out, will Putts finally take his place as an equal partner, rather than his partner’s doormat? We’ll just have to wait and see.