Publisher: Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
The red-headed Karin is strong-willed and determined, something she inherited from her father. She tries to keep her true nature a secret to avoid being deemed a traitor by those loyal to the king. Karin and her father butt heads over her duty to her family and the Czech Crown. She is then sequestered to the Royal Viscount’s hunting lodge.
Not aware of everything that is happening, she becomes the target of an individual with murderous intent. Her heart soon becomes entangled though her father intends to wed her to another. The turmoil inside Karin deepens and reflects the turmoil of her homeland, on the brink of the Hussite Wars.
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
The minute I heard about this book and saw it's cover I was interested. I couldn't wait to read it and learn about the Czech Crown, although I love the Tutors it was a nice change to learn about the Hussite Wars, which I unfortunately knew very little about. At first, the pacing of the story seemed a little slow but once it picked it I was instantly interested in Karin and her struggle to be her own person but at the same time hold true to her duties to the crown. I absolutely loved Karin and found her to be a very interesting heroine. She was strong and vulnerable which I thought was a great combination. This is the first time I read Sara R. Turnquist but I would be interested to read more by her. Finally, I'm not sure if the author plans to add to this story but if she did I think I would feel better about the ending. Overall, I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the story, the setting and the time period covered were refreshing and interesting to read about. I wouldn't necessarily characterize this as a romance although there were some romantic elements. If anyone is looking for a refreshing and interesting read about the Czech crown this is a very worthwhile read.
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Sara resides with her family in Middle TN. Though she has enjoyed her career as a Zoo Educator, Sara's great love of the written word has always drawn her to write. An avid reader, she has been, for many years, what she terms a “closet writer”. Her travels and love of history have served to inspire her to write Historical Fiction. Sara has made several trips overseas to the Czech Republic for short stints in the summer over several years. Her time among the Czech people and the landscapes of the country inspired her and greatly influenced her work on her debut novel, The Lady Bornekova, set in the Czech town of Hradec Kralove.
For more information please visit Sara Turnquist's website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews
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Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
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Review at Genre Queen
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Review at Bookramblings
Friday, July 31
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
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