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Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby is the first book in the Possession Chronicles series. This book will draw you in immediately and completely take over your entire attention.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I found her work to be extremely detailed and riveting. I wasn’t overly blown away by the blurb however the cover of the book really caught my attention, which was enough for me to give it a go. And I’m so glad that I did. The story wasn’t what I was expecting. I felt very connected to the characters and everything they were going through. I felt their emotions and as if I were taken on a journey with them.
This is obviously going to be the start of a great new series.

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did not read the full title of this book before diving in. Only after reading it did I see that it is “Southern Gothic” that was a new phrase to me, so I had to look it up… As described in the “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature” – “Southern Gothic is a mode or genre prevalent in literature from the early 19th century to this day. Characteristics of Southern Gothic include the presence of irrational, horrific, and transgressive thoughts, desires, and impulses; grotesque characters; dark humor, and an overall angst-ridden sense of alienation.”

I am not a fan of “historical romance” because typically it’s all lords and ladies and the degradation of women (in the most subtle ways). “Southern Gothic” might be the way for me to get around my lackadaisical reaction to the genre.

This was a multi-layered story that built upon itself as the story unfolded. There is great world-building and character development. Each character was well explained in their role and certain characters (I’m looking at you, Opal) morphed as the story continued. It is dark and dense in it’s telling. It is also extremely detailed and I could visualize the clothing worn and the looks given.

While it’s still not my favorite genre, it gave me a new appreciation of the style.

Review by @mauraharper

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book #1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Perilous Confessions is the first book in The Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby. This is a fantastic historical romance with a definite Gothic feel to it- there is plenty of drama, secrets, intrigue, passion, guilt, and lots more.
This story is only the second story that I have read of Ms. Dalby’s, and I was intrigued to see what she had in store for us, with this first book in a new series. I love the way Ms. Dalby is able to build vivid images with her words, bringing her story and characters to life and allowing us, the readers to fully immerse ourselves in the story. Her attention to detail is second-to-none!
The characters were really well crafted- given their own complex personalities that gave them believability. I always enjoy anything historical, if it’s done well- which this book certainly was. I am quite looking forward to the rest of the series now!

Thank you, Ms. Dalby!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby is the first book in The Possession Chronicles. This is a story set in the Edwardian Era and tells the story of Lucy Easton. She is wanting to be a writer and has some difficult choices to make. She also meets Alexander Melling who has an interesting past. Can the two of them look past the difficulties?
This is a well-written book that I was engrossed in from beginning to end. I really enjoy historical fiction and this was really enjoyable. I liked the characters and the storyline. I am looking forward to where this story goes in future books. There was a lot of attention to detail which added to the story.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions is book one in the Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby. I haven’t read anything by this author, so reading this book was a new and exciting experience.

Lucy and Alexander fall love and it is a tale for the ages. I love reading the whole romance process from many years ago. From the courtship, to the marriage, to the rest of their lives together, and all the trials and hurdles along the way. Alexander had his demons to slay, and Lucy had to decide if he was worth the extra effort it may take to build that forever with him.

Carrie Dalby has a style that captivates and dazzles the audience. Attention grabbing intensity and drama male this story hard to put down. 4 stars.

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Emily Walsh

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ByCarrie Dalby
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby was an engaging, detail tale, full of raw emotions, ups downs, and of course love.

My first read by this author ,I was pulled in right from the first page and was hooked until the last. It’s been a long time since I have read such a pulling and captivating historical fiction. Rich with detail and a multi layered plot, this book was not only well balance it was as close to perfection as one could get.

This was just the book I needed to refresh my reading pallet. With all the contemporary romances I have been reading, I was starting to get irked by the littlest of things, a good sign that a change was in order. This book not only washed away that cloud of unease, it made me fall back in love with romance. I was so engaged with this tale that when it was over I felt a little sad, that I had to leave these wonderful multi layer, complex characters behind. I felt so connected to them, close, like a friend, like I was with them every step of the way, (even if they didn’t listen to a thing I said… god people these days.) The smooth writing and seamless transitions, ensured I was kept in the story, making sure that my mind had no chance to wander. That level of talent is something else, and I will be definitely adding this author to my watch list.

Overall if you haven’t guessed, I give this book my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) is by Carrie Dalby. I’m not much of a fan when it comes to historical type stories but this one may have really changed my mind on that. Lucy and Alex immediately grabbed a hold of my attention and I simply couldn’t stop until the end. This story never felt stuffy to me, that I’ve felt in other historical romance reads I’ve done. The storyline flows nicely and I never felt it was dragging on. The chemistry between the main characters is a joy to watch unfold. Each character has their own story to tell and you’ll just have to read this book to hear it, trust me it’s worth it. I’m giving this book a well deserved five star review and highly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by @jk102905

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Heather Lovelace

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Historical romance/fiction is one of my absolute favorite genres and this book definitely did not disappoint. The author does a beautiful job weaving this tale, skillfully pulling the reader in the walk beside the characters on the journey they take. Rich and vivid detail – I felt like I was walking through the pages and living the experiences with them. A wonderful book and one I highly recommend others jump into. I cannot wait to continue reading this series and more from this author.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Perilous Confessions (Book One of The Possession Chronicles) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perilous Confession (Book one of the Possession Chronicles) by Carrie Dalby

4 Stars!!!!

Wow yet again another new author and another gripping book. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book but I was pleasantly surprised. I found the author’s writing style to be refreshing and engaging. The book just really gets you hooked from the first page.

The complexity of the relationship between Lucy and Alexander is played out so well through this book. To read the drama as it unfolds in the book around these two keeps you at the edge of your seat. I really found myself by the end of the book routing for Alexander even though he is a very complex soul one cannot help but want him to get his happy ever after. I must admit that even with his complex past and the demons he seems to be battling he really won me over. I really cannot wait to read the next book in this series to see how the plot unfolds.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite historical romance books, I have read in awhile. I enjoyed how Lucy and Alex made me feel as if I was right there in their story. Their story is an emotional roller that goes from one feeling to another. Their chemistry is off the charts. As Alex starts revealing himself to her, will she decide it is just to much for her? I kept hoping they would get their happy ending but you will have to read this book to find out! I highly recommend their story.

Review by @bjwagner
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