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After Whorl: Bran Reborn by Nancy Jardine Blog Tour with Review

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After Whorl: Bran Reborn

by Nancy Jardine

 

About the Book: 

AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Ravaged at the Battle of Whorl, Brennus of Garrigill is irrevocably changed. He embraces a new identity as Bran, vowing to avert Roman domination of Brigantia. Though how, when he and Ineda – his healer’s granddaughter – are forced to labour for the Roman IX Legion? Trading with the usurpers provides opportunities for gathering information, but after they are attacked by a Roman patrol, Ineda cannot be found.

Distraught with her loss, can Bran find a new occupation?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan continue…




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

After Whorl: Bran Reborn is the follow-up to the Beltane Choice. It opens up directly after Beltane with a fierce battle with the Romans. The hero of the story is Brennus, a Celt warrior, who is gravely injured in a battle. 

The heroine, Ineda, is a young girl who has inherited the gift of healing from her grandmother, Meaghan. Her aunts have been killed, and now it is only her, her father, and her grandmother left. Her grandmother informs her that not only does she have her gift, but she will have an important task in fighting the Romans. 

Brennus is forever changed when he awakes under Meaghan’s care, and he takes the name of Bran of Garrigill since he will never be the same again. It isn’t long before he meets her granddaughter, Ineda. Then, they are taken by the Romans, and this is where the adventure really begins. 

She does a great job of capturing who Bran and Ineda are, both determined individuals who will do anything to survive. Bran has to learn how to live his life as a new person, and she illustrates his strength to live again. Ineda will also need to rely on her strength if she is to survive. 

As with the first book, the author gives readers a map with locations in the book and a list of characters which helps understand the book and the timeline better. I always love the historical context she includes at the end of the book. It really put things in perspective for me. I will anxiously be awaiting the next book to see where Jardine takes us next. 




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Meet the Author: 

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Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy. She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)

A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

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Until We Meet Again by Rosemary Goodacre Blog Tour with Review

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

by Rosemary Goodacre

 

About the Book: 

The Great War drove them apart – but love kept them together

Summer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life is transformed when she meets handsome young man, Edmond Derwent, son of one of the wealthiest families in the small town of Larchbury, and student at Cambridge University.

The couple are falling deeply in love when war breaks out and, eager to do his duty for England, Edmond signs up as an officer. The couple plan to be wed, eager to start a new life together – but their happiness is short-lived when Edmond is sent to Flanders to lead his men into battle. Amy trains as a VAD nurse and is soon sent to France, where she sees the true horror of war inflicted on the brave young men sent to fight.

Separated by war, Edmond and Amy share their feelings through emotional letters sent from the front line. But when Edmond is critically wounded at Ypres, their love faces the biggest test of all – can their love stay strong while the world around them is crumbling?

A romantic, emotional saga set in WW1 – readers of Rosie Goodwin, Katie Flynn and Val Wood will be captivated by this story of love.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Until We Meet Again is a perfect combination of history, family saga, and romance!

The book takes place over approximately three years. It opens in 1914 and ends in 1917. Amy is a shy girl just on the cusp of becoming a woman and lives with her parents and brother. She is living a pretty normal life, with the exception of being involved with a group of women who are fighting for the right to vote, something her parents do not support. 

Edmond is the son of one of the wealthiest families in the area, and now he is a student at Cambridge University. The two of them are from two totally different socio-economic classes, but as the saying goes, “the heart wants what it wants.”

Amy knows of Edmond, really everyone does because of his family, but things change for them when they meet one weekend when she travels with her mother.  They greatly enjoyed each other’s company, and it isn’t long that they are spending a lot of time together. It becomes apparent they are soulmates, despite the fact that Edmond’s mother doesn’t approve. They have their lives planned out until WWI dawns.

They are soon separated. He goes off to war, and she begins training as a nurse with the Voluntary Aid Detachment. They keep their love alive through their sweet, emotional letters to one another. 

Both Amy and Edmond are such incredibly special characters. They both epitomize strength, perseverance, and courage. All those characteristics helped them overcome all the obstacles they faced from disapproving parents to the war itself. I loved reading the letters they wrote to one another. 

This was a very well-written book. The author did a wonderful job of giving readers a first look at the devastation of war without being bogged down with just the horrible things. I’m glad to see that this isn’t the end of Amy’s and Edmond’s story. They are getting another book, and I can’t wait to read it. 




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Author Bio 

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Rosemary Goodacre has previously worked in computing and teaching. She has had short stories published and a novella, A Fortnight is not Enough.

Her father’s family came from continental Europe and she loves travelling.
She enjoys country walking, bridge and classical music. She lives with her husband in Kent, England.

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