Monday, December 10, 2018
From Ash and Stone by Julie Daines, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!
Lady Margaret Grey of Hartfell wants for nothing. The daughter of a knight, she has a loving family, wealth, and even a secret romance with the blacksmith's son. But all that is torn from her one fateful night when her home is attacked and her family killed. She is left with nothing but bitterness, an unwavering mistrust of men, and a strange and mysterious curse that allows her to feel the thoughts of anyone who touches her.
Now, after six years away, Margaret is returning home for one reason: revenge. She hopes that by avenging her family's deaths, she will somehow be freed from her curse. But it won't be easy. The identities of the raiders are still unknown, she has little left to her name, and traveling alone in the Northumbrian hills during the border wars is dangerous. Matters are further complicated by handsome Angus Robson, a Scotsman whose charm threatens to distract her from her plans. But the raiders are closer than she knows, and Margaret soon realizes that what she believed to be a curse may be the key to finding those she seeks. One touch will reveal the truth.
I absolutely loved this book! It is so completely different from anything that I have read recently. It takes place in the medieval times and the main character Margaret is unlike anyone I have ever read about! She is strong, determined, and she is bound and determined to exact revenge for her family at all costs...including her own life. It is rare that a woman, let alone any person, be willing to so easily lay down their own life in order to right a wrong. Along the way Margaret meets and unwittingly falls for Angus Robson, but he is everything she doesn't want. And she doesn't really want the complication of a relationship anyway. I loved reading this book because I was constantly trying to figure out what her next step would be and she constantly surprised me. Wouldn't she ever give up and just live an easier life? Her drive and passion were a huge part of what kept me reading and loving every minute of this book!
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