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The Breaking Dawn by Jayne Castel

“None of us know what lies ahead. A blessing can end up a curse, and a tragedy can open doors you never knew existed.”

There’s something about reading a historical fiction book that just makes you feel so homey and cozy while reading it. Especially when it’s a good book. Like this one.

The Breaking Dawn is set in the 7th century during the Anglo-Saxon period. It’s about a young woman living in a small village who is in her prime. But when her betrothed goes to war and does not return, she takes it upon herself to search for him. Unfortunately the news isn’t good but when her path intertwines with the Prince of Powys, maybe things are not as bad as they seem.

The story was pretty straightforward and with its very short chapters, you can pile through this book very quickly. The romance kept me interested and the world kept me intrigued especially learning that this book is based on actual historical figures and events. I loved Cynddylans character and learning about the time when he ruled.

The only thing that bothered me was how flip floppy the characters could be. One moment Merwenna is stubborn, and Dylan is kind, wants to be around her and protect her. Then the next moment, Merwenna is wanting to be around Dylan and Dylan wants nothing to do with her and is none of his business… *sighs*

4 out of 5 Stars

Thank you Jayne for sending me a review copy.

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Sophia by Paula Kremser

Sophia is a beautiful young woman who has grown to be loving and carefree but when a family member unexpectedly passes away and leaves her with a big inheritance, her easy country life fades as she takes a life changing season trip to London. While attending another exhausting ball, she is mistakenly caught sleeping on a sofa in a chamber owned by a young man which leaves rumors spreading about and leads to some bewildering consequences.

This was pretty much the first ‘romance’ book I have ever read and it was surprisingly good. Even though the plot wasn’t drastic and it was very straight forward and simple, I enjoyed the charming main characters. Also let me just say the book cover is absolutely stunning and looks even better in person!

3.5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Paula for sending me a copy to review.

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