October 23, 2020

Book Tour: The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommers with Giveaway

Book Title: The Goose on the Roof
Author: Sarah Sommer
Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Publisher Date: January 25, 2020 (40 Pages, Hardcover)
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Animals
When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don't go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children's story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.
Discliamer: I received this book free for book tour purposes and for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
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Looking for lovely family-friendly children's book for your children or child? Well, The Goose on the Roof is one to have on your child bookshelf. It is quite funny. You will be laughing when things see things more problematic. It seems like fun and enjoyable about a little girl and a goose.

The pictures are done well as well. I enjoyed the pictures and was laughing. Have you ever try talking to animals and as they try and help and not helping. You will be laughing at the antics. Will the little girl get help and be able to solve the problem? Why is the goose on the roof?

Children will learn rhyming and some other problem solving and how to ask for help. This is done well and is enjoyable. Children can look at pictures and enjoy it that way. Good for bedtime or any cuddle time with children. Good for children ages 3 through 7.


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Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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Tour Schedule:
Oct 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office
Oct 21 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 21 - Amy's Booket List – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 22 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27- Amy's Booket List – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 29 - My Journey Back – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 30 – Reading is My Passion – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 2 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 3 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 3 - My Journey Back – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 5 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 5 - Pick a Good Book – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 6 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 9 - One Frugal Girl – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 10 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 10 - Pick a Good Book – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 12 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 12 - Reading is My Passion – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 13 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 13 - One Frugal Girl – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway

 


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October 21, 2020

Book Review: The Proctor Hall Horror by Bill Thompson

Book Title: The Proctor Hall Horror
Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Ascendente Books
Publisher Date: October 1, 2020 (248 Pages, Paperback)
Genres: Paranormal, Ghosts, Mystery, Murder, Kidnapping, Horror
Series: The Bayou Hauntings #7

Set along the beautiful Bayou Lafourche near Thibodaux, Louisiana, it’s a more traditional ghost story than some of the others from this author. Back in 1963, a fourteen-year-old boy who’s never spoken a word is found sitting quietly on a stairway in his house. In a nearby sitting room, his mother, father and younger sister sit next to each other on a couch.

At least most of their bodies are on the couch. Their heads are neatly arranged on the mantel. The boy – the only living person at Proctor Hall — is deemed unable to stand trial and spends decades locked away. When he’s released at last, he comes back to live at in the old house.

For a class assignment, a university professor sends a team to the old plantation with a goal to learn about the now-abandoned house and its mysterious past. As the students uncover secrets, the school project becomes a tragedy beyond imagination. Landry and the crew are called in to investigate. As they learn the truth, the dark things that lurk inside Proctor Hall may claim even more victims.
Declaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from SMITH PUBLICITY, INC and was under no obligation to write a positive or negative review of this book. It my honest review.
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Are you looking for a good Halloween horror book to read? The Proctor Hall Horror put you there in an action-packed run. This one got it all from ghosts to paranormal activities. It had me thrilled that I could not put it down.

Did Noah slay his whole family or did someone else? You will be guessing and trying to figure it all out until the last page. This book does have quite a horror to it. I do not read many Horror genre books. This one has me wanting more from this author and this series.

I am into paranormal shows and ghosts. This one does have quite a few deaths with a bit of chilling to it. Not a lot that it could be creepy. Though what happens in Proctor Hall seems quite scary terrifying, though I am not scared much. This one had me more.

This has it all, murder, mystery, ghosts, and hauntings. There is even a bit more. What will happen to Noah and others? What secrets does Proctor Hall hold? Good for those that are looking for a Halloween book for themselves. This book is set with it all for those that are looking for ghosts, hauntings, mystery and so much more.

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October 9, 2020

Audiobook Tour: Candidate For Murder With Giveaway

Book Title: Candidate For Murder
Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publish Date: 06-23-17 ( 13 hrs and 2 mins, Audiobook)
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Book #12)
Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction,
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook from the publisher and it is on tour here at Nighttime Reading Center though this book tour +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours and this is my honesty review

It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!

What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.

Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!
Are you looking to step away from your real-life politics? Well come read Candidate for Murder or listen to it in audio. I have now read it in both paperbacks and listened to in audiobook. I enjoy the audiobook a bit better.

In the world of politics maybe dogs are better and smarter than us humans. They will be honest with you. This book has quite a few unsolved murders. As soon as Gnarly enters the election, things to heat up.

Why would someone want to kill their family members? Why would you want to cheat your way through winning? What so important that you have to have power and not let go?

Lauren Carr writes her books well. The narrator of this book does well with the telling. I am on the edge of my seat or feet while listening to this book. This book as mysteries and murder galore for beginning to end.

Maybe the reason for that is cause I hear the voices that play each character in the book. If you have not read, you are missing out. If you are a mystery or and murder fan, these books are up to your alley. You will not be disappointed. You will want to pick up more after reading or listening. You should check out my review of Candidate for Murder (Paperback version).


Prize: ​ $50 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of CANDIDATE FOR MURDER (ends Oct 16)

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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October 4, 2020

Book Haul - #3 (September 2020)

September was my biggest book haul by far. I would like to say Thank you to all the Publishers and authors that send me books for September. They are all over the place for this past month. They are all review books. Some were send as gifts and other were review books. I requested some. They are seasonal and children and some are part the of #Fall2020Stacks.

Here are the books I received from several different publishers.Thank you to some authors as well. All are review books. Two are Book Tour Books I want to say Thank you to @IreadBookTours. I want to say Thank you all.
  • The Naughty List by Thomas Conway
  • Evergreen Forevermore by T.A. Cline
  • The Proctor Hall Horror by Bill Thomas
  • Beholden by Jody Hedlund (Review)
  • The Red Ribbon by Pepper D. Basham (Review)
  • Piecing It All Together by Leslie Gould
  • This is The Earth by Deedee Cummings
  • In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings
  • The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommers
  • The Endangereds by Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan
  • Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommers
  • Caley Cross and the Hadeon Drop by Jeff Rosen
All are on my radar to read. I hope to read these books soon. This is my Book haul for this month.

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Monthly Wrap up: September 2020


September seem kind slow in reading but what rapid month it was. We are are now apporcting the month of Halloween. That mean new way to trick or treating  or none for this dangers? We all know that dangers it is that with this year. Everything been different since Feb or March.

I am been watching my TV shows and reading. There seems to be more news on now in a while. Who getting reading for Holiday season and fall. The cooler temps are more appricated and the fall leaves.

I have giveaways going on my blog. Check my sidebar on my blog under "Giveaways".

Books Read in August:
  1. The Mockingbird's Song by Wanda E. Brunstetter 
  2. Candidate for Murder by Lauren Car (AudioBook Tour / October 9, 2020) - w/ Giveaway
  3. Beholden by Jody Hedlund
My books really fell in 3 different genres for this month. They are in 3 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.

Books by Genre:
  1. Christian - 1 Book
  2. Fantasy -  1 Book
  3. Mystery - 1 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Paperback - 1 Books
  2. E-Book - 1 Books
  3. Audiobook - 1 Books
I have read a total of 513 Pages, 13 Hours and 2 Mins, for the month of August. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2020 is 7,178 Pages and 13.2 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. The Mockingbird's Song - 320 Pages
  2. Candidate for Murder - 13 hours, 2 Mins (Audiobook)
  3. Beholden - 193 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 1,004 Pages
  2. February - 964 Pages
  3. March - 1,687 Pages
  4. April - 440 Pages
  5. May - 840 Pages
  6. June - 781 Pages
  7. July - 261 Pages
  8. August - 688 Pages
  9. September - 513 Pages, 13 Hours and 2 Mins

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 6 Books
  2. February - 5 Books
  3. March - 7 Books
  4. April - 4 Books
  5. May - 3 Books
  6. June - 5 Books
  7. July - 2 Books
  8. August - 4 Books
  9. September - 3 Books
 
Favorite Book of the Month:

My Review for Beholden
In a land where being the fairest maiden is a curse . . .
A beautiful noblewoman with a terrible secret, and a prince subjected to slavery.


Upon the death of her wealthy father, Lady Gabriella is condemned to work in Warwick’s gem mine. As she struggles to survive the dangerous conditions, her kindness and beauty shine as brightly as the jewels the slaves excavate. While laboring, Gabriella plots how to avenge her father’s death and stop Queen Margery’s cruelty.

Prince Vilmar of Scania enslaves himself in Warwick’s gem mine as part of a royal test to prove himself the most worthy of three brothers to become the king’s successor. Amidst the hardships, he doesn’t anticipate his growing compassion for the other slaves, especially tenderhearted Gabriella.

As the annual summer ball looms nearer, Gabriella sets into motion her plan to end Queen Margery’s evil. When Vilmar learns of Gabriella’s intentions, he resolves to come to her aid and fight against Warwick’s queen. But doing so may require him to give up his chance of becoming Scania’s next king, perhaps even cost him his life.

The real Cinderella story.
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Book Haul of the Month:
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Here is my month of September Book Haul. Two have been read. All others are on my two be read pile. 🎅The Naughty List 🎄Evergreen Forevermore 👻The Proctor Hall Horror 🔮Beholden @jodyhedlund 📕 🦹‍♀️The Red Ribbon 📕 🧶Piecing it All Together @lesliegouldwrites 🌍This is the Earth 🎅In The Nick Of Time 🦆The Goose On The Roof 🐼The Endangereds 🐹Animals At The Office 🔮Caley Cross Thank to many @ireadbooktours @sarahreneesommer @authordeedeecummings @T.A.Cline @smithpublicity @booksparks #bookreviewer #bookblogger #booklovers #bookishlove #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookhaul #septemberbookhaul #booktours #childrensbooks #fantasy #middlegradebooks #tbrpile hope to read some in October. #netgalley #netgalleyshelf #theredribbon #truecolors #seasonal #holidays @barbour

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Upcoming Reads / Releases

 Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.


My Wrap Ups for the Year:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
What are your Reading this September?


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October 3, 2020

Book Review: The Red Ribbon

Book Title: The Red Ribbon
Author: Pepper D. Basham
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: 10/1/2020 (256 Pages, E-Book)
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, True Crime, History,
Series: True Colors #8
An Appalachian Feud Blows Up in 1912
 
Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime
 
In Carroll County, a corn shucking is the social event of the season, until a mischievous kiss leads to one of the biggest tragedies in Virginia history. Ava Burcham isn’t your typical Blue Ridge Mountain girl. She has a bad habit of courtin’ trouble, and her curiosity has opened a rift in the middle of a feud between politicians and would-be outlaws, the Allen family. Ava’s tenacious desire to find a story worth reporting may land her and her best friend, Jeremiah Sutphin, into more trouble than either of them planned. The end result? The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre of 1912.
Declaimer: "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review." All reviews written are my own and honest.
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If you want to find some crime stories to read. This book can help with the craze. This series also will help with your craze for crime and historical events. This book is called The Red Ribbon. It deals with historical events evolved around clans and the courthouse tragedy in one county.

This story is slow when you begin. Though, it does get better as you read. The plot is more interesting once the action starts. The main characters are a bit interesting. The clans are more telling. Hearing about the story of a father's death and how it connected in the book. It brings out the more about the historical events of the true crimes and what happens at the courthouse that triggers it all.

If you are a historical fiction fan or crime fan this book, is for you. I hope you have the heart to take all the death and crime that takes place. Ava and Jeremiah seem to be pulled into trouble that may have all started with a kiss. But who kiss starts a feud between families and clans? Ava story reporting that starts it when there a rift. What may have brought on a courthouse massacre?


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October 2, 2020

Book Tour: One Boy's War by Nancy McDonald With Giveaway

Book Title: One Boy's War
Author: Nancy McDonald
Publisher: Iguana Books
Published: April 29, 2020 (134 Pages, Paperback)
Rating: G (There is no violence, bad language etc. in this book.)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Germany, Nazi, Children
ENGLAND, SUMMER 1940. Following a brush with death in the Irish Sea, 10-year-old Käfer Avigdor unexpectedly finds himself back in London. There, he stumbles upon a sinister Nazi plot that targets hundreds of people in Britain—including the most powerful man in the country. The one person who might be able to defeat Adolf Hitler. With the Germans threatening to invade England at any moment, Käfer musters all his courage and ingenuity in a valiant effort to thwart the Nazis. But will he succeed in time to save the day? One Boy’s War, the sequel to Boy from Berlin, is inspired by real people and historical events. 
Discliamer: I received a free e-book of this book from IRead Book Tours for an honest review and Book Tour

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One Boy's War is a bit of a continuation of Boy from Berlin. It is all based on a ship and in London, England during 1940 in the summer. It tells the tale of a boy named Kafer who is on a ship to Canada. He ends up returning to London, England.

Kafer and his mother and sibling are on the ship to Cannada. Something happens to make them return to London. There is an adventure for Kafer on the return. The adventures are enjoyable to read. There seems to be a mystery man that Kafer spots at the hotel while he and his family are waiting in Scotland.

There seems to be an adventure that Kafer and friend named Freddy that get Kafer into so trouble. Though I do not want to spoil that goes. This book is a good read. Children will enjoy it. If you want to find out if Kafer and his family make it safe and sound to Canada or not. I would suggest picking this book up.

In London, there are more adventures that Kafer goes on and he brings his brother along for one of them. Will they escape the Nazi's ore will they not. Will Kafer save his family or will he be stopped. The twist and turns of this book make you want to read to find out.

I was turning the pages of this book. I could not put it down. This book is mostly fiction with historical events that take place and with a real family. Any historical fiction fan from middle grade and up will enjoy this. I also enjoy the fact that this book and Boy from Berlin are pretty clean in language. I did not find one bad word in either book.
 
 
 
Prizes: Autographed set of BOY FROM BERLIN & ONE BOY'S WAR. (one winner) (USA and Canada only) (ends Oct 9)




Nancy McDonald began her career as a journalist on television programs that include W5, Canada AM, and Marketplace before going on to become a sought-after freelance writer, penning everything from documentaries to live-action scripts to comic books. One Boy’s War is the highly anticipated sequel to Boy from Berlin. Nancy lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she revels in Shakespeare, takes theatergoers on tours of the Costume Warehouse, and treads the boards with the Perth County Players. She also works part-time at Fanfare Books, Stratford’s only independent bookseller.

Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:
Sep 14 –Splashes of Joy – book review of Boy from Berlin / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Sep 14 - Working Mommy Journal - book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 14 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 15 – I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 - Adventurous Bookworm – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Sep 16 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Sep 17 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 18 – Splashes of Joy – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Sep 18 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 21 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of Boy from Berlin / guest post / giveaway
Sep 22 – Pen Possessed – book review of One Boy’s War
Sep 22 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 23 - Working Mommy Journal - book review of One Boy's War / giveaway
Sep 24 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 24 - Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of One Boy’s War
Sep 25 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 25 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of Boy from Berlin / giveaway
Sep 28 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 29 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 29 - Sylv.net – book spotlight
Sep 30 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Oct 1 – Connie's History Classroom – book review of Boy from Berlin
Oct 1 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of One Boy’s War / guest post / giveaway
Oct 2 - Connie's History Classroom – book review of One Boy’s War
Oct 2 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of One Boy’s War / giveaway
Oct 2 - Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / giveaway



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September 21, 2020

Book Review: Beholden by Jody Hedlund

Book Title: Beholden
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Publisher Date: September 22, 2020 (193 Pages, ARC E-book)
Genres: Young Adult, Teens, Fairytales, Fairytale Retelling
Series: The Fairest Maidens #1
In a land where being the fairest maiden is a curse . . .

A beautiful noblewoman with a terrible secret, and a prince subjected to slavery.

Upon the death of her wealthy father, Lady Gabriella is condemned to work in Warwick’s gem mine. As she struggles to survive the dangerous conditions, her kindness and beauty shine as brightly as the jewels the slaves excavate. While laboring, Gabriella plots how to avenge her father’s death and stop Queen Margery’s cruelty.

Prince Vilmar of Scania enslaves himself in Warwick’s gem mine as part of a royal test to prove himself the most worthy of three brothers to become the king’s successor. Amidst the hardships, he doesn’t anticipate his growing compassion for the other slaves, especially tenderhearted Gabriella.

As the annual summer ball looms nearer, Gabriella sets into motion her plan to end Queen Margery’s evil. When Vilmar learns of Gabriella’s intentions, he resolves to come to her aid and fight against Warwick’s queen. But doing so may require him to give up his chance of becoming Scania’s next king, perhaps even cost him his life.

The real Cinderella story.

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher/author for an honest review and for being on her review crew.
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Are you looking for a good clean romance for your teens or young adults? Well, Beholden is good for them. It deals with princes and knights. It also has a sweet story about beauty. What a way to have action and adventures. The heroes have to work together.

I enjoyed learning about the gem mines and the slaves. We get a bit of an evil queen and slavery. It seems it is a modern-day fairy tale of Cinderella. Jody does well with the plot and storyline. What a way to pull into the story. It keeps you wanting to turn the pages once the action starts to pick up.

The adventures begin to heighten up once Gabriella is released from the mines. Who will win? The princes are to do testing to see if they are worth the kingship. The princes are given a phrase that is different for each prince.

I wonder what each means and for that prince. Slave for all what can that mean. You will be trying to figure it out along with Vilmar. What is Gabriella's plan? Can Vilmar find the true meaning to Slave to all and find help from the slaves and Gabriella?

My rating for this book is 4.5 stars (Moons) on my rating system. Which make my rating system will have it marked 4 stars (Moons). This book good for teens and young adults. It got romance and fantasy. If your teen or young adult enjoy fairy tales, this book has it and more.



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