“The Word Changers,” by Ashlee Willis

wordchangers 001Escaping from the escalating arguments of her parents, Posy flees to the library, takes a book from the shelf and begins to read. Moments later she discovers she has mysteriously been taken into the story to take the place of the missing Princess.

As I read this book, I discovered the story was so rich I wanted to remember every word, absorb every detail. I was so drawn into this book, I was almost a character myself. As I was drawn into this thought provoking allegory, I was excited to discover I could get tangled up in the plot. – within the plot? Oh the possibilities!

The characters in this book, know they are characters in the story. I thought this was a fresh idea. There are several interesting characters, and at times I couldn’t tell the good guys from the bad guys! However, all the characters had an important role in the story and they each fulfilled that role.

The Prince and Posy journey together on a path few have taken and their destination has a mysterious entrance. I thought Posy demonstrated flexibility and courage. However, she was not old enough for romance. Prince Kyran was a young man who stood up for what he believed in and fought bravely for his beliefs. However, my favorite character was the Author.

There was a forest to explore and if Prince Kyran does travel to the Unknown Land, I plan to go with him.

The cover of this book is so magical and wondrous, I would like to give a big “shout out” to the artist.

I was privileged to receive an ARC ebook from the publisher for an honest review.

 

“The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn”

downtown&more 001Oh my! This book is excellent. To be honest, I wasn’t going to read it, however, a friend recommended it to me, so I decided to go for it. This is the first book I’ve read by Lori Benton and I was not disappointed.

Tamsen flees, escaping a horrible stepfather. Beautifully written, the imagery is breathtaking, a lovely romance, historical accuracy, characters to remember and a young woman is tested to the breaking point.

I will be reading books written by Lori Benton in the future!

“The Ordinary Princess,” by M. M. Kaye

books 010When I saw the picture of the Princess on the cover of this book, I instantly fell in love with her. I wanted to read the book. She’s perfect. This is a delightful story about an ordinary Princess.

She is the seventh daughter born to King Huldebrand and Queen Rodehesia. The Ordinary Princess has an extraordinarily long name, so she is called, Princess Amy. Oh my goodness. When the christening day arrives, all the fairies proclaim wonderful blessings upon the Princess, however, when the last fairy announces her gift, she clearly states, the Princess will be ordinary. Of all the . . . However, I love her and I believe she is the most wonderful Princess in the royal family.

This children’s book is beautifully written and I found myself wanting to join the Princess, on her adventures in the forest, play, explore and become friendly with the wildlife. The drawings are charming, fun, and they capture the story so well. I loved them all. I highly recommend this book for girls from 5 to 105! It’s a lovely story.

“Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales”

This was the first book I’d read by Randy Singer. It was interesting! Landon Reed is a former college football player, just released from prison convicted of point shaving. He finds faith while in prison and becomes an attorney. Upon release from prison he marries his girlfriend, who waited for him, while he served his time. Harry McNaughten, an old school lawyer, believes in Landon and hires him to join the law firm, however, when someone murders Harry and two more attorneys from the same law firm are killed, it is clear that someone clearly doesn’t like this law firm. This book moves along at a good pace. There is courtroom drama and a couple of interesting twists in the story. I liked it.books 009