Otherworld Review

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I just recently finished listening to an audiobook version of Otherworld and I’m so glad I did!

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This book was such an action packed adventure that I couldn’t seem to stop reading because I wanted to know what would happen next.
I am not much of a gamer so I wasn’t sure how’d I’d like the book but in fact I really enjoyed it and the virtual reality aspect really enhanced the book!
Imagine a game where you can feel, smell and taste all that’s to be had without having to physically go anywhere nor having to spend lots of money to travel? That’s the basis of a prototype for new technology from Otherworld and it could open the doors to so many limited by their body constraints particularly those who are paralyzed or disabled.
It all sounds wonderful and too good to be true. Well that’s because it is and most of the people testing the beta don’t realize they’re the lab rats and some of them are dying because they’re mind is tricked into thinking Otherworld is real and when injured in the game, it can have disastrous consequences.
Simon is a gamer who is excited to test the new headsets from Otherworld and it’s the only way he can seem to see Kat because she refuses to see him in real life. When his Dad destroys his gear because he took $6000 out of his parents’ account to be able to play this new version, he decides to follow Kat around in person and try to learn why she’s been acting so strange.
One night he follows her to an abandoned place who is there with a group of kids and watches in horror as the first floor where everyone is but him collapses and kills two kids while injuring others including Kat who he manages to save when she starts bleeding from an injury. Following her to the hospital after someone called the ambulance, he learns that she has developed Locked In Syndrome from her accident and may never recover.
Then he finds out there’s a way she can live through virtual reality with a strange disc attached to the back of her skull. Simon would much rather have her back in real life and soon learns that this virtual reality could have a sinister motive behind it.
Simon is in a race against the clock to find out what’s really going on, trying to save Kat and when he finally manages to get his own disk, learns that sometimes the latest technology has the potential to kill you.
On his journey to find Kat in Otherworld, he makes friends along the way including a guide, an ogre with a sense of humor, a knight and a soccer Mom. Meeting unexpected help along the way thanks to Kat, he’s determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on and trying not to get killed in world by raging buffalo, The Children (creatures born of an Elemental and another being), save Kat and find the Creator before any one else has to suffer.

Full of adventure, friendship, humor (the orgy comment by the Ogre still cracks me up), the power of love and a crazy dose of virtual reality. I’m so glad that I got a chance to read this book and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

So that concludes my bookish ramblings for now. Jason is an awesome narrator and this book had me laughing a lot. One of the best books I have read so far this year!

Happy Reading my fellow bookworms!

~Meg

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Robin Hood’s Dawn Is Here!

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I was recently asked if I would like to join in on a blog tour involving a retelling of Robin Hood. Of course I couldn’t pass it up because I love the classic tale as well as the movie versions.  So I present to you, Robin Hood’s Dawn!

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Blurb:

Robin Hood’s Dawn:
Book One in the Robin Hood Trilogy
By Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer

A KINGDOM UNDER ASSAULT, A CONSPIRACY BORN OF ANARCHY,

AND A HERO STANDING AGAINST TYRANNY
A story birthed from both history and folklore— step into a unique retelling of the Robin
Hood legend.
Set in 12 th century England and France, a time of anarchy, intrigue, and turmoil, Robin
Hood’s Dawn [Angevin World Publishing, January 16, 2018] by authors Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer offers readers a carefully crafted story blending real history with key elements of the Robin Hood legend. In an intriguing story that highlights Robin’s family background and dynamics like never before, readers will be undeniably enchanted as they follow Robin Fitzooth, a man falsely convicted of a shocking crime who finds refuge in Sherwood Forest and becomes Robin Hood. Leading a band of men against the injustices of a malevolent sheriff and his henchmen, Robin begins to unravel a web of treachery threatening the English royal family.
As shadowy forces gather to destroy the future of a nation, Robin faces deceit, betrayal,
and the ravages of war as he defends his king, his country, his people, and the woman he loves from a conspiracy so diabolical, so unexpected, that the course of history hangs in the balance.
From the mists of an ancient woodland, to lavish royal courts teeming with intrigue, and the exotic shores of the Holy Land — Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle between good and evil, justice and tyranny, the future and the past.
Developed in a fast-paced storyline with elements of political intrigue, questionable
morality, adventure, romance, suspense, and mystery, Robin Hood’s Dawn is part one of an enthralling three-part retelling of the legend of Robin Hood.
A timely and provocative read broadening the storyline of this well-known legend, Robin
Hood’s Dawn reveals:
· Historical detail in the events, characters, and locations throughout the storyline
· The intrinsic value of all people, regardless of wealth and status
· The inherently raw characteristics of Robin Hood—an indomitable, clever, and honorable man who is also overconfident and reckless

· The transformation of Lady Marian into a powerful female character who faces danger
with an intrepid spirit
· The moral imperative of defending the powerless against tyrannical government officials
· And so much more!

My Thoughts

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and any thoughts on this books are completely my own.

Almost everyone has heard the classic tale of Robin Hood and his Merry band of men who stole from the rich and gave to the poor while battling with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, the beautiful Maid Marian and the war of France that King Richard was battling with. I always wondered what the back story could have been on Robin Hood and what let him to do the things he was doing.

This book was just what I was looking for because it not only gave a back story as to why France was so at war with England but also who Robin Hood could have been and the story behind what happened.

In this version Robin Hood was born Robert Robin Fitzooth, the Earl of Huntingdon who spends his time helping those less fortunate, becoming a skilled archer and spending time with his betrothed Marian. Though there’s a shadowing of his parents’ death, Robin is doing his best to move on and enjoy life in the present with his beloved at his side. Just when things seem to be falling into place, his mentor and Marian’s Father are murdered. If that wasn’t terrible enough, Robin is falsely accused of performing the striking blow and becomes an outlaw after escaping his prison into the Sherwood Forest.

Robin is determined to get to the bottom of this false claim and sets out on a journey with loyal companions at his side to learn the truth of who really killed his mentor, clear his name and hopefully spend a quieter life with Marian at his side.

Things are not so easily solved and he finds himself caught up in a plot that was brought about long before he was born that involved his Father, trusted advisers and a host of people who turned on their liege in a crucial moment and the after affects are not quite done with the next generation.

I loved getting to know more of who Robin Hood could have been and what his real motivation was in battling with the Sheriff and what caused him to be so loyal to the English King.

I also loved getting to know Marian a bit better and see her grow as a person. She always struck me as a woman with her own mind and she was not someone you wanted as your enemy. A heart full of gold but also a woman not afraid to stand her ground.

Full of adventure, intrigue, history and revenge, it was a wonderful retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale. This is part one of a series so you can be there will be much more information and another adventure when the next book is released!

This book has inspired me to want to read more versions of the classic Robin Hood and even try to do some research as to who the man behind the myth could have been in real life. After all, they say that the truth can be stranger than fiction. Also, any one else suddenly have a craving to listen to the 90’s soundtrack of Robin Hood staring Kevin Costner or is it just me?

Thank you so much for dropping by to read my thoughts and I hope that if you enjoy retellings, that you’ll pick yourself up a copy or borrow it from a friend.

Until next time, happy reading!

~Meg

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A Wild and Unremarkable Thing Is Here!

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I am so very excited to be able to post my thoughts about this book that I was approved to read as an ARC! I received this book in exchange for an honest review and any opinions are completely my own. It was released yesterday so now you can get your own copy too!

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This book was such a wonder to read and enjoy. This is the story of a woman who was forced to take on the disguise of a man in order to train to become a contestant to kill a Fire Scale (dragon) and save her family from becoming fully destitute. Yes I know that’s quite the information to take in at once. Trust me, when you read it, things will make more sense.

Cody (Cayda)’s village was attacked when she was a little girl by a Fire Scale which caused many of the inhabitants to flee that weren’t killed and the ground was so scorched that no one would grow things. She has had to endure beatings and working her butt off over the last fifteen years to be ready for this quest though after her father is attacked by a Night Beast, the quest becomes even more important because without becoming champion, things could get even more worse for her family than they already are.

As with the best laid plans though, life has a tendency to toss in a few curve balls that can either help things along or throw a few kinks in the works. She finds herself making friends with a mysterious man named Penn who is not what he seems and fighting an attraction that she doesn’t have time to get distracted with.

Cody is quite a bit smaller than the other champions but she is also mighty and fierce in her own way, proving that you don’t have to be big and muscled to be a contender. She is smart, fierce and even takes down a Night Beast just with her hands and teeth when it tries to attack some of her fellow comrades. Will Cody become the next Champion and able to save her family? You’ll have to read to find out!

Cody really is such a fierce young woman who doesn’t let fear get in the way of trying to become a Champion and cares so very much for her family. She has been led to believe that she’s the only one that can save them all and refused to let obstacles get in her way. She has so much spirit and also has a gentle side that one wouldn’t expect from someone going through what she did. Cody is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Full of adventure, a heady dose of magic, a touch of mythology, the power of friendship and surprises, it was such a pleasure to read this book. I’m so glad I was able to pick it up and couldn’t stop reading the last half!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my thoughts on this book. Isn’t the cover amazing?! So far this year I have been staying on track with my reading and hoping that will continue. Now if I could post thoughts on my blogs more regularly, then I’d really be doing well.  So until next time:

Happy Reading!

~Meg

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A Review of The Wendy

I was so excited when Trash Dog Media reached out to ask if I wanted to read and review a copy of Wendy, knowing that I already had enjoyed The Intuitives by the same authors! Before I go too much further, I just wanted to say that I received this book in exchange for an honest review and all thoughts are my own.

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This is a re-imagining of how life would be if Peter Pan were to visit Wendy’s time as England’s enemy and Wendy was an orphan who dreamed of going off on adventures on a ship in a world where women were not taken very seriously.
Wendy is no young child but a woman of eighteen who joins the military in the hopes of having adventures and hopefully getting a chance to get out of the area. Michael and John are grown men in the military who just happen to have Wendy in their ranks, though none of them are related to each other, and are stationed off the coast of Dover with a platoon of men and a Newfoundland fondly named Nana who is Wendy’s very loyal companion. When Wendy makes contact with some of the mysterious beings called the everlost, she is shocked to find that they can’t be harmed by military fire and their leader Peter seems to be fascinated by Wendy. After miraculously healing one of her companions, she sends a report to the superior officer who just happens to be Captain Hook!

This was an interesting take on the classic Peter Pan that involves adventure, magic, a stubborn heroine, friends in unlikely places in a world where Captain Hook is a superior officer in the military and Wendy is a diviner for the military who just happens to catch his eye in a not so flattering way after making contact with the everlost (the magical bloodsuckers) who are led by Peter Pan and are believed to take children and suck blood from unsuspecting innocents.

Wendy soon finds herself stuck at Hook’s estate where she has been ordered to stay in order for Hook to “keep an eye on her” while an investigation of her report is looked into and she makes friends with the staff there including Poppy the dog, Mrs. Medcalf the cook, Colin who is Mrs. Medcalf’s cook and learning the ways of a groundskeeper and Monsieur Dumas.

She soon realizes that Hook will not let her go back to her post very easily so she proceeds to so some rather crazy things in the hopes that he will get fed up and send her back to Dover. Alas things don’t go as planned and Peter shows up shortly after she arrives because he’s still curious about the red haired girl, can’t seem to help himself and soon forms an unlikely friendship with said red haired girl.

Soon Wendy realizes that things are not always what they seem and that Peter may not be as much of the enemy as she has been led to believe. She finds herself drawn to this mysterious man who commands a band of unruly kids, has a temperamental little companion called Tink, seems to hate Hook with a passion and takes her to visit a flying ship!

When she finds a way to hopefully finally be free of Hook and back to her post, Wendy soon realizes that Hook has some sinister things planned and races to hopefully save Peter with the help of a dear friend and his crew from being destroyed by Hook.

I loved seeing Wendy in a different light where she didn’t have an easy childhood but she didn’t let that stop her from dreaming big, reading as much as she could get her hands on and not letting being a woman in the 1800’s stop her from going after adventure.

If you enjoy retellings of the classic Peter Pan with a strong heroine and a healthy dose of magic, you will enjoy this book. It was such a pleasure to get a chance to read this book, I’m so very glad that it’s the first book in a series and looking forward to reading more books about Wendy’s adventures soon!

Thank you for dropping by, I hope that you’re getting as much reading done as you’d like and reading books that you can’t get enough of!

Happy Reading!

~Meg

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Cover Reveal For Society of Wishes

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I am so very excited to share something that is bookish with you though it’s not a review. It is in fact a sneak peak of a book that will be releasing at the end of January and it sounds like it will be a very interesting book! What book you say? I present to you:

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Isn’t that cover so pretty?! I have a weakness for soft colors especially of the purple variety and who isn’t curious as to what happens when wishes are made? Here’s a little blurb that you might be interested in checking out:

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

Josephina Espinosa makes her living as a hacker-for-hire in the Lone Star Republic, a remnant of the fractured U.S.A. That is, until the day she and her best friend are gunned down in a government raid.

With her dying breath, Jo uses magical lore passed down from her grandmother to summon a wish-granter. Her wish? To save her friend’s life. Except wishes have costs, and for Jo, the price is the erasure of her entire mortal existence.

Now, as the most recent addition to the mysterious Society of Wishes, Jo must form a new “life” alongside the seven other members, one of which being her savior himself. Living as an occupant of the Society’s lavish mansion should be quite the perk, but while it is furnished with everything its inhabitants could possibly need, it lacks one thing—freedom.

Her otherworldly identity crisis takes a backseat, however, when Jo learns that the friend she sacrificed everything for is headed down the same path to ruin. Jumping in head-first, Jo uses her newfound magical abilities to protect him, only to realize that the ripples of her actions have far-reaching consequences. When the Society’s aloof leader Snow decides to give her a taste of his own ancient magic, Jo discovers that there are threads woven into the tapestry of her new reality that reach far beyond the wishes she is now required to grant. Ones that, if tugged on, could mean the unraveling of her existence itself.

Alas it’s not ready to buy yet but the good news is that you can preorder it here:

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If you have Kindle Unlimited, it will be free once it is released and if not, it’s at a great deal of $3.99.

To find out more information about this book, you can go to Elise or Lynn‘s website. You can also add it to your to be read list on Goodreads. And the great news is you can download it and read without leaving the comfort of your house especially with the chilly weather lately!

For those who want to have a physical copy, you can enter in for a chance to win! Just follow this link and be entered in for a chance to win. Who knows, it could be your lucky day!

Well that ends my session of bookish ramblings. I’ve been working long hours which makes for a very tired bookworm.

Thank you so much for tuning in and I hope you’ll come back soon to see what I’m up to next!

Happy Reading

~Meg

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First Book Birthdays of 2018!

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I am dropping by to do a bit of gushing about authors that have their first publications out for 2018 and I hope you’ll be as excited as I am!

Carnegie’s Maid

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Release Date: January 16th, 2018

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Blurb:

From the author of The Other Einstein, the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills he doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist..

The Lost Season of Love and Snow

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Release Date: January 2nd, 2017

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Blurb:

The unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin’s beautiful wife, Natalya, a woman much admired at Court, and how she became reviled as the villain of St. Petersburg.

At the beguiling age of sixteen, Natalya Goncharova is stunningly beautiful and intellectually curious. At her first public ball during the Christmas of 1828, she attracts the romantic attention of Russia’s most lauded rebel poet: Alexander Pushkin. Finding herself deeply attracted to Alexander’s intensity and joie de vivre, Natalya is swept up in a courtship and then a marriage full of passion but also destructive jealousies. When vicious court gossip leads Alexander to defend his honor as well as Natalya’s in a duel, he tragically succumbs to his injuries. Natalya finds herself reviled for her perceived role in his death. In her striking new novel, The Lost Season of Love and Snow, Jennifer Laam helps bring Natalya’s side of the story to life with vivid imagination—the compelling tale of her inner struggle to create a fulfilling life despite the dangerous intrigues of a glamorous imperial Court and that of her greatest love.

A Wedding At Two Love Lane

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Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

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Never say never when it comes to love in A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer.

Greer Jones has made a real name for herself at the elegant matchmaking agency Two Love Lane. For a lot of reasons—including a past engagement she broke off—practical tech expert Greer is more interested in the business of love than the experience of it, but she can’t help but covet a gorgeous wedding gown that’s the prize in an upcoming cocktail-party contest. In a moment of brazen inspiration, Greer asks a handsome Brit she’s only just met to accompany her to the party. He agrees—and Greer believes her date is a starving artist. Little does she know the truth. . .

Ford Smith, as he calls himself, is actually Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire. Fresh off a breakup with a money-grubbing siren who deceived him all the way to the altar, Ford has no desire to fall in love—especially with Greer who, like the desired wedding gown, is beautiful but only skin-deep. But soon Ford realizes that there’s more to Greer than meets the eye. Her professionalism is matched only by her passion for life and love. . .and, best of all, she has no idea that he’s to the manor born. Could it be that true love is priceless after all?

The Rogue Is Back In Town

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Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

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Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.
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Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?
As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett! 
My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1)
I Dared the Duke (Book 2)
The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3)

Cowboy Stole My Heart

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Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

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Blurb:

It takes true grit to build a billion-dollar dynasty like the Ford family ranch. But when it comes to finding love, all it takes is one handsome cowboy to steal a woman’s heart in Cowboy Stole My Heart by Soraya Lane.

SHE’S RIDING SOLO
As one of the heirs to the River Ranch fortune, Mia Ford is practically Texas royalty. But that doesn’t mean she’s some pampered princess. She can saddle up and ride a horse as well as any man, even a hard-working cowboy like Sam Mendes. For years, she’s harbored a crush on the strong, silent horseman. But how can she make a move when she’s his boss?

HE’S TAKING THE REINS
Sam Mendes is through with love—or so he thought. Still recovering from a breakup, he’s doing everything in his power to resist Mia Ford. It’s bad enough she’s the kind of beauty who drives men wild with desire. It’s even worse she’s got him so worked up, aching to kiss her lips, when he’s supposed to be working her ranch. Is this lovestruck cowboy willing to risk losing his job—and breaking his heart—to win the girl of his dreams?

So that wraps up my bookish releases for this week. Be sure to stay tuned to more of my bookish ramblings and in the meantime, happy reading!

~Meg

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The Lost Season of Love and Snow Review

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I was generously sent a copy of The Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam in exchange for an honest review from the publishers.

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Excerpt:

From The Lost Season of Love and Snow by Jennifer Laam. Copyright © 2017 by the author and reprinted
with permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.
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A man says he will die for you. A woman is taught to lower her gaze and blush before hiding once more behind a silken fan. Men are given to self-aggrandizement, while women flatter egos and keep men tied to this earth. Such is the way of the world, or so I was taught in the days before I gained a reputation as the villain of St. Petersburg.
I know better now.
When a man declares he will die for you, sometimes a woman must take him at his word. For to allow one’s husband to perish on the field of honor is a shameful affair, worse even, than murdering him by your own hand.
The solemn men who gather at our flat fall silent as my husband draws his final breath. A prickly chill, like the first wave of a fever, washes over me as I realize my husband is gone. The sorrow tightens my chest and clamps down, squeezing until I think my body will snap in two. I sway on my feet and believe I will faint. Only the invisible force of my will keeps me upright. Dark blood still seeps from his abdomen and a sharp metallic scent clings to the air.
For two days my husband had been one of the waking dead, suffering a cruel and lingering death. Though I was not present at the duel where he fought to defend my honor, the image of Alexander collapsing, his blood staining the snow crimson, haunts my every thought. I have slid into despair, veering between hysteria and hopelessness, while Alexander’s wound festered and his once vibrant face distorted with agony.
His friends stand in a semicircle around his body, backs erect, mouths set in stern lines, and expressions stoic even as their eyes dampen with tears.
“What a waste,” I hear one of them mutter. “A genius lost over a woman.”
The words echo in my head. I was the wife of a distinguished man of letters, the greatest in our land, and I let his life slip through my fingers. These men suppose I care only for material comforts and romantic diversions and don’t believe I possess the wits about me to appreciate my husband’s talent.
Rumormongers have convinced them I love the empty-headed Georges d’Anthès or have fallen prey to the advances of our iron-jawed tsar. They consider my behavior traitorous, as terrible in its own way as if I had joined the ranks of the Napoleonic soldiers who once threatened our very heartland.
I will confess to basking too long in the attention of Georges and even the tsar himself, yet I am no Jezebel, merely human, as vulnerable to flattery as any other creature. Much as I may wish to do so, I cannot change the past. The damage is done. A fresh wave of tears threatens and subsides, as though nothing remains inside me to expel. I wonder how long I will live with the torment of my guilt and the censure of those who claim to love my husband.

My thoughts on the book:

This is a fictional telling of Natalya Nikolaevna Goncharova, the last wife of the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, known as one of the most beautiful women in Russia during her lifetime and their love story in the 1830s during the reign of Tsar Nicholas told from the perspective of Natalya herself. A woman who was rumored to be a flirt, may have had affairs with several prominent men and is believed to have selfishly caused the death of her husband.

It has often been said that there are two sides to every story and I believe this is true which is one of the reasons why this book was so fascinating. It was a pleasure to be immersed in Russia during a time when Russia was known for its fashion, parties and nobility just as much if not more than the English.

Natalya knew shortly after her marriage to Pushkin that she was a bit in over her head when it came to trying to be among the social Imperial court, a loving wife and dutiful daughter with a husband who was known to be one of the greatest poets of his time but also known as a rebel though luckily he was able to keep his head so to speak and was loved by many.

Their first year together was mostly full of wonderful times spent together but alas it was not meant to last and sometimes even the best intentions to not work out though it’s obvious they loved each other. Alas it is easy to get caught up in the daily struggles of life, the stress of finances and the downside of what can come from being famous.

I can’t even imagine how hard it must have been to be a woman with very little rights and to lose your husband not even a decade after being married. One has to wonder just how much or little it was worth it to gain a worthy match during that period of great unrest in Russia and what really went on to cause such a disastrous end. I do however think that it was a genuine love match between Natalya and Pushkin and it’s really such a shame that Pushkin’s life was such short so soon after a duel.

Be prepared to be caught up in the daily life of the Russian upper class, the struggles of trying to be a proper woman according to society and learning how sometimes passion can lead to a heartbreaking end.

I don’t know a lot about the real events that led to the demise of Pushkin but this book has sparked my curiosity to learn about these two unlikely people who fell in love, had several children and may have had a long life together had a duel not gotten into the way.

For those who enjoy mid 19th Century Russia, Pushkin and life in Tsar Nicholas’s court, this is the kind of book that you just might want to check out and if you’re not into those kinds of things, you just may still enjoy this different take on the Pushkins. I highly recommend this book and I’m glad that I was given a chance to read it!

Thank you for dropping by to check out my review and I hope that you will enjoy the book as much as I have.

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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