Book Review: Secrets of Moldara

Review:

• Paperback: 349 pages
• Publisher: Myth Machine (June 19, 2018)

 

This book combines the feel of a contemporary given it’s modern day setting with elements of fantasy mixed in. It’s done so well! I absolutely love the way the fantasy and magic elements a are worked in. It’s done gradually and over the length of the story. The magic and mystery is also slowly explained with such wonderful pacing!
The cast of characters are absolutely wonderful as well. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I can say that Lotty is absolutely amazing! I love her spunk, her loyalty to her grandfather’s memory, and her strength of self. She can certainly hold her own and the mystery her Grandpa leaves her after his passing proves to be right up her alley. Enter from stage right, a trio of trouble-making, gorgeous, foreign exchange students.

Lotty cannot escape the pull of magic that slowly winds its way around her life and into her world. The dangers that come from finding out the truth of her Grandpa’s disappearance and his unfinished tale her are catching up and it’s all Lotty can do to stay ahead of it.

I really enjoyed all of Secrets! The sneak peak into the other realm and what is to come are absolutely amazing. Lotty is so strong willed and I am so anxious to see what happens next. This story is unlike anything I’ve read and I absolutely love that the setting and characters truly feel like their own.

I highly recommend this if you love adventure, magic and knights on horseback!

 

Synopsis:

CIRCLE THE MOON AND CROSS THE TIDE
BEYOND THE WATERFALLS, PROTECTORS HIDE
LEAVE THE LAST SECRET AT THEIR DOOR
AND THEY WILL DEFEND YOU EVERMORE

The woods around Lotty’s childhood home are filling up with dangerous people. Her grandmother’s death has brought the family back from Chicago and triggered a secret Lotty was never meant to face alone. Guided by a desire to finally solve her Grandpa’s disappearance, Lotty has enlisted the help of farm hands that are keeping their own deadly secrets. Together they will have to learn to trust again, relying on each other’s will to fight, if they are going to survive the truth that waits for them all in Moldara.

 

Purchase Links

Amazon: Secrets of Moldara | Barnes & Noble

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Peculiar Incident Blog Tour & Review

It’s finally time! WELCOME to my stop on The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street Blog Tour! Pull up a chair because you are in for a real treat. If you have been following my instagram then you know my love of Autumn and especially the month of October knows no bounds. I have been indulging in all my favourite seasonal reads and this particular book holds a special place in my heart. When the Peculiar Street Team reached and asked me to read this beautiful book I simply could not resist!

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Autumnal Vibes: Moodboard and Shopping List

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
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The season that sneaks in around the edges of August in the form of a cool breeze during the summer nights or the occasional brisk morning when out walking the pup. It lingers like an old friend during back to school season and the inevitable prep for Halloween. I always anticipate autumn weeks in advance. Florida isn’t known for it’s cool climate and those brisk autumn days are so few. It’s the time I can finally wear layers of scarves and sweaters, boots and over the knee socks, dresses and tights. It’s the time for pumpkin patches and as many outdoor activities (movies in the park, bonfires and smores!) sans bugs that we can cram into the few weeks we have it. Emma and I love to make apple cobblers, autumn stews and enjoy many cups of tea with all the windows thrown open in the house.

Autumn is in full swing, my daughter and I are all set for adventure this season. She’s old enough to remember hay rides and hunting for pumpkins, Halloween movie nights and creating our costumes. I also cannot resist making room in my closet for new autumn pieces. I’ve narrowed down my shopping list to these staples: fall floral prints, oxfords, collared tops, layered jackets, and chunky knit sweaters. I’ve seen a slow change in my own personal style since Emma came into my life. As much as I love a good trend, I really love and appreciate classic pieces that withstand the ever evolving state of fashion each year. Which does explain my current taste for vintage floral patterns and embroidered pieces. Oxfords, whether flat or heeled offer great counter balance to so much feminine print, while cable knit sweaters are often a necessity. I cannot resist pairing my vintage and embellished Peter Pan collars with cozy sweaters for a nerdy meets vintage look. I’ve already acquired a few pieces from my autumn shopping list and am sharing some of my favorites in this post as well!

 

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