A giveaway of one of my fav books! psss it’s a retelling! ✨

A giveaway of one of my fav books! psss it’s a retelling! ✨

I’m so excited for this giveaway I could burst!❤️ Guys, the wonderful T. E. Elliot has partnered up with me to give YOU the chance to win one (1) physical copy of her beautiful Beauty and the Beast retelling, Loved by the Beast *swoons*.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been gushing about her books this past week and now I can’t wait for everyone to read them so we can all fangirl together, hehe.

Breny, is this book bookshelf worthy? Absolutely! ❤️ Guys, this is the most sweet, clean and wholesome Beauty and the Beast book ever! 🥺💗. And, IT HAS FAITH ELEMENTS!! Guys, I’m shook! T.E. Elliot did and Amazing job weaving this beautiful story. I love how it’s very obvious that the story is set in France and the original twist she gave it! It’s such a fresh take on the original version- I love it! When I started reading it I was little scared it was going to be cliche but NOO❤️ It’s beautiful. It has all the fairytale vibes to it ✨ I’m genuinely impressed.

It’s a cozy sweet read that will melt your heart. The characters are adorable and I love how T.E. Elliot portrays the Beast with such a tender heart oh guyssssss helpppp😭❤️😂

Her books are just perfection 🥺💗. And they are set in France!😭❤️ So far throughout the series I’ve encountered French châteaux, a huge library, a med student, traveling to Paris, dance halls, a secret garden, friends to lovers as well as enemies to lovers and the BEST friendships ahhhh😭💗 You need this book. Period. (Her Second book is also incredible)

Anyway, look at me ranting away.

Below you will find the link to enter the giveaway for this book!

Giveaway!

Well, good luck my friends!

Psss. If you have Kindle unlimited, do checkout this wonderful book that is availble to read right now as well as it’s sequel!

Book blurb:

he Beast’s Legacy is a trilogy of Christian Historical Fiction books inspired by the classic versions of the named fairy tales. ‘Loved by the Beast’ can be read as a stand-alone, while ‘Service and Slumber’ and ‘A Gentle Pursuit’ will be better understood in order.

Audric and Léa have both grown up under the shadow of how others perceive them. One is seen as a Beast, the other a Beauty. Both long for something more—to be seen, to be known, to be loved for more than what is on the outside. 

When Léa is faced with the prospect of an arranged marriage or see her father imprisoned, it is a sacrifice she is willing to make. However, when she finds that the rumored beast is nothing more than a gentle and kind man, she is faced with another decision. Can her heart respond to his love even when she has had no power of decision in her life’s story?

Audric gave up on finding love long ago, so when his mother tells him she has made a match for him, he cannot help but be skeptical of her plans. The rumors he’s heard about himself since childhood have even him convinced he’s a beast and not worthy of the love of a woman. Should hope be rekindled or squashed entirely?

Set in early 18th century France and based on the classic versions of the timeless fairy tale, with a hint of the beloved childhood favorite, this retelling explores the depths of what true love looks like and the lengths one is willing to go in its defense.

Get your copy here!

Dearest Josephine by Caroline George book review

Dearest Josephine by Caroline George book review

”You are going to roll down this hill with me, Elias Welby. And if we die, then…at least we died laughing.”

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Review

I can’t put to words what this book did to me. It stabbed my heart, mended it, and then stabbed it again, mercilessly. That’s the only way to describe it. The book blurb of Dearest Josephine doesn’t even begin to do justice to the story at all. But, really, does any book blurb do justice to rare unicorns like this? I don’t think so. *wipes tear*

How to even describe this book? Magical. The way Caroline weaves this story is incredible, incredible, incredible. The book is told with letters, texts, emails and even a ‘‘novel’’ within the book. It’s the most ingenious book I’ve ever read.

First things first, the characters.

For me, sometimes it’s a little hard to relate to historical fiction characters, it requires a lot of skill to make them relatable and believable. Some authors tend to go a little too far with etiquette and all the classy things of the time, that they forget to show us the human side of characters leaving us with nice but non relatable ones.

Well, this is not the case. Even though Caroline’s characters were everything they should be in terms of society and expectations, there was a raw and human side to them I can’t explain. They were not just there; they were alive. They craved for the same things we now crave; they were quirky and honest and true to themselves. They built forts and drank hot chocolate; they rolled down hills and ate snowflakes. They were young people fighting to be who they truly were while dancing to society’s expectations and rules. Guys in this book cried, laughed, were silly boys and some days mature adults. They had their highs and lows, and I loved that so much. The book depicts the war raging inside young people’s hearts and how they deal with it, for better or for worse.

I won’t even begin talking about Caroline’s writing style and voice because I won’t stop ranting and this review will get too long. Reading Dearest Josephine felt like snowflakes and sunshine, summer storms and cozy fires, roses and thorns-an eclipse of bittersweet goodness.

I’ll just say, Caroline, you have become one of my fav authors and Dearest Josephine is so far my favorite read of 2021 <3

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

Content:

-The word bas*ard is used throughout the book

-There is casual drinking (not glorified)

-Quick mention of a character having committed adultery in the past (nothing descriptive)

-Kissing (non descriptive)

Book blurb:

2021: Chocolate and Earl Grey tea can’t fix Josie De Clare’s horrible year. She mourned the death of her father and suffered a teen-life crisis, which delayed her university plans. But when her father’s will reveals a family-owned property in Northern England, Josie leaves London to find clarity at the secluded manor house. While exploring the estate, she discovers two-hundred-year-old love letters written by an elusive novelist, all addressed to someone named Josephine. And then she discovers a novel in which it seems like she’s the heroine…

1821: Novelist Elias Roch loves a woman he can never be with. Born the bastard son to a nobleman and cast out from society, Elias seeks refuge in his mind with the quirky heroine who draws him into a fantasy world of scandal, betrayal, and unconditional love. Convinced she’s his soulmate, Elias writes letters to her, all of which divulge the tragedy and trials of his personal life.

As fiction blurs into reality, Josie and Elias must decide: How does one live if love can’t wait? Separated by two hundred years, they fight against time to find each other in a story of her, him, and the novel written by the man who loves her.

About the Author

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Caroline George is the multi-award-winning author of Dearest Josephine, The Summer We Forgot, and other YA fiction titles. Her first book released when she was fifteen years old, a feat which led to more publications and internships with HarperCollins and Hillsong in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from Belmont University with a degree in publishing and public relations, and now travels the country, speaking at conferences and writing full-time.

A Georgia native, Caroline aspires to one day host The Great British Baking Show and delights in being best known for writing the phrase, “Coffee first. Save the world later.” When she’s not glued to her laptop, she can be found hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, sipping a lavender latte, or chatting with young writers. Find her on Instagram @authorcarolinegeorge and Twitter @CarolineGeorge_

A Single Spark by Judith Miller book review

A Single Spark by Judith Miller book review

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I love historical fiction books that give us glimpses into unconventional jobs and professions for women in the 1800’s. I must say, Judith Millers did an amazing job researching for this book set in the Civil War, Allegheny Arsenal and John S. Mosby, Read more