The Book of Songs by Louice Svedin Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Anne has led a privileged life: she is a weaver, a magic user, in a world ruled by the extraordinary. Yet one day it all changes. She is deemed too powerful by the aristocracy and is sent to a monastery for life. To avoid this fate she embarks on a journey, driven by a prophecy she doesn’t want to fulfil. But will she have any choice in the end?

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Deseré: A Love Story of the American South by Maris McKenzie Book Review

  • Book Description (via Goodreads): Deseré, a skilled seamstress and slave, lives on a South Carolina cotton plantation. Fair-skinned and astonishingly beautiful, she is owned by a kindly master and given his permission to marry the man she loves, a carpenter enslaved on a neighbouring plantation yet when her master dies before her wedding and his nephew inherits the plantation and it’s slaves, Deseré’s marriage is indefinitely postponed, pending consent from her new owner. Lawyer Anthony Sinclair arrives from Ohio on the mend from a broken heart, leaving behind a career derailed by scandal. Owning a plantation presents a vibrant opportunity. Yet torn by inklings of abolitionists beliefs, Anthony struggles with the damning prospects of owning human beings. Upon first seeing the alluring Deseré, Anthony is immediately dazzled by her golden skin, shimmering blond hair and ocean blue eyes. Yet Deseré perceives the tall, dark-haired and handsome “Masta” Anthony as rather stupid. He knows nothing about running a plantation, not being a planter. But as long as he allows Deseré to marry the man she loves, she will be happy. Anthony, however, desires Deseré for himself. To what lengths will he go to win the forbidden love of a slave? Will owning Deseré be the only way Anthony can ever possess her while her heart belongs to another man? Continue reading

April Wrap Up

I’m well and truly behind on my posts which I never wanted to happen, but unfortunately life has gotten in the way this time! Finally, my partner and I have moved in together after a long year and two months of being let down by previous properties we had put offers on. May 3rd was our completion date and we couldn’t be more happier! However with this in mind I have found it difficult to focus on my reading, so I’ve been in a very stressful place without being able to relax and unwind with a good book.

Only twelve days late from the beginning of May, I am getting my April Wrap Up post published! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

I completed reading four books in the month of April, these were:

  • Expecting Ty’s Baby by Empi Baryeh, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for this book here
  • Murder in the Heart Of It All by Michael Prelee, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for this book here
  • Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for this book here
  • The Onyx Crown: Part I of a Trilogy by Alan Hurst, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you can find my book review for this book here

I started a book called Deseré: A Love Story of the American South by Maria McKenzie over the end of April which will be featured in my May Wrap Up post.

How many books did you end up reading in the month of April? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚