I enjoyed Hawk and Lottie’s story so much! Rescued from a terrible situation, Lottie finds herself living with other rescued girls at Mrs. Ames house. Lottie meets Hawk, Mrs. Ames grandson. Lottie and Hawk see a broken soul in each other and develop a friendship. With their 7 year age difference can it ever be more? This was such a great story with gear characters. I love that Lottie over comes the hand she was dealt and works so hard to not let her past define her.
Feathers: A Novel by Kylie Stewart
Feathers: A Novel is the first book I have read by Kylie Stewart. I have to say, this is my new favorite read of this year. This story started out so heartbreakingly, but ended so heartwarming. Charlotte started her life as no girl should have being sold into slavery, which ultimately made her so strong. Lottie and Hawk’s story was amazingly sweet, but with life’s little frustrations popping up. To watch these two grow into strong well balanced adults was a pleasure to read. I’m hoping that the rest of the girls will get their story told. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more by Ms. Stewart
Feathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart was an raw emotional read, that had me hooked from start to finish.
My first read from this author, and I have to say, I fell hard for the smooth writing style and the embedded emotion that made my heart ache for Lotte.
What an emotional read! Right from the start the author pulls at all our hearts strings. The good, bad, ugly, rage, and pity. This story is a tale of learning how to trust, grow, and learning how to let go and pick up the pieces, after an unimaginable trama. Care was taken and no detail was spared in pulling the reader in, and keeping them engaged.
I will say at first I did have a little bit of a problem with the age difference, and that more so had to do with Lotte being 14 when she was rescued. But my fears were dismissed as I got deeper into the story, and the author made sure not to cross that line. The care that was taken, and the gradual growth and maturing of romantic feelings over the span of 7 years, made the story sweet, deep and almost dream like.
Overall this book, as emotionally raw as it was, was truly a beautiful story of finding light in the darkness. This book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
Reviewed by @eawalsh
Feathers: A Novel
By Kylie Stewart
Let me start off by saying wow, what an amazing read!! This book was a very emotional read. Once I started reading I could not put it down until I got to the end, needless to say I had a late night. Charlotte and Hawk are wonderful characters that I couldn’t get enough of. The things that Charlotte had to endure were unthinkable and my heart cried for her. She says she will never trust a man again, but there is something about Hawk that pulls her to him. Hawk who has been thorough a great deal himself and even though there is a connection he feels towards Charlotte, he tries to keep his distance. There is pain, tragedy, unthinkable acts, but there is also passion, attraction, friendship and hope in this extraordinary read. This book offers so much and was so expertly written. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by @elena75
Feathers: A novel by Kylie Stewart is a book that will not only keep you hooked from start to finished but will keep you thinking about it days after you have finished reading.
The blurb made it clear that this book would be highly emotional and deep and that is exactly what you get. With a dark edge running through it you are drawn to everything in this book, from the story to the characters.
As the reader you really do become so invested in Charlotte and Hawk. They have both been through so much and the author portrays that so well.
This is a brilliant read and easily one of the best o have read so far this year. I am looking forward to what else is to come.
Feathers by Kylie Stewart is a wonderful, sweet, heart-warming romance that will have you gripped from the very first page right to the very last. I loved everything about this book.
Charlotte (Lottie) Waters was only 14 when she got away from the evil group of men who had ‘bought’ her and had been abusing her. She was brought to the home of 21 year old. Hawk McLean whose grandmother gave home to girls who had got away from abusive situations. Immediately Lottie and Hawk were both drawn to one another.
Over the years they became very close, with Hawk being the one person that regarded as her saviour. Having been in love with Hawk since she was 14, now an adult, Lottie and Hawk embark on a beautiful relationship.
Considering her abusive past, I loved how Lottie was able to allow Hawk in and have a relationship with him. I also adored how sensitive Hawk was to Lottie’s wants and needs. Let’s be honest most guys in their 20’s would be happy to get only 1 thing from Lottie. (Although I do have to admit that the sex scenes in this book are pretty hot!!) Hawk‘s treatment of Lottie was just beautiful. He just worshipped the very ground she walked on.
If you are looking for a beautiful heartfelt romance, with the added bonus of hot sex, then this book is perfect.
I just finished reading Feathers, by Kylie Stewart.
So… This book is AMAZING!
My heart hurt so much for Charlotte at the beginning, it was unbelievable.
But then you get to follow her life and see firsthand how she learns to trust, hope and love again.
And Hawk plays a big part in her transformation but first they got to go through all the emotions – skepticism, shared looks, understanding, friendship, closeness – and all that leads to love so deep, it makes you ache.
I loved all the characters, even the secondary ones – I would actually love to read their stories right from the beginning through their perspective!
But Charlotte and Hawk share a dynamic that makes you second guess all the previous love stories you’ve read and loved – and I think it’s because Kylie Stewart did such an amazing job setting up a foundation for the couple to build on – it’s almost like you, the reader, got to help them get there.
I really hope you pick this book up – I fully recommend it and will be sharing this book for a while to come!
I really enjoyed this book. It had a powerful start that set the scene for the rest of the book. Although our introduction to Charlotte was harrowing, ultimately this was a story of hope and love. I liked the characters of Lottie and Hawk very much. I thought we were given enough background to appreciate why they behaved the way they did and how they could love with such passion and dedication. I liked the respect Hawk gave to Charlotte when he could have been selfish and the way he flipped between calling her by her full name and his nickname for her. I liked the minor characters too, Melody with her unwavering loyalty to Charlotte and Mrs Ames. I enjoyed the fact that we saw Charlotte go from the Hell of the first few pages to the Heaven of the last, without missing out the everyday struggles in between.
I would have liked to see more about Hawk’s mom and what happened to her. Perhaps that is fuel for another story? I await that with baited breath. Overall a great love story, highly recommended.
Feathers by Kylie Stewart
Honest to God, this book blew me away. I spent the first half of the book sobbing my heart out. Not only did Charlotte go through hell and back but the love that formed between Hawk and her played with my heart. I fell in love with these two characters. Charlotte is a beautiful old soul who is strong and resilient. She had horrible experiences and refused to break. Hawk had a more privileged childhood but had his own issues and was lost. He is patient and compassionate. They gave each other wings which enabled them to fly. The evolution of their relationship was beautiful. Starting with tentative steps towards trust, leading to friendship then unknowingly falling in love.
What a breathtaking story! It was a book filled with pain, betrayal and fear yet at the same time filled with bravery, love and hope. The author did an extraordinary job of bringing this story to life.
“Why are you crying? Did I hurt you?”
“I’m crying because I love you so much it hurts.”
This book not only warmed my heart but touched my soul as well. Thank you Ms. Stewart.
Review by @annahirsch
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This story!! I still can’t stop thinking about it even after finishing it two days ago! It was such a beautifully, detailed read that I was hooked from beginning to end. This incredibly talented author took me on one of the biggest emotional rollercoasters that I’ve been on for a while. I lived all of the ups and downs with the wonderful characters that she had created.
Charlotte and Hawk – these two – I don’t even know how to explain my feelings about them. I cried for them both, especially Charlotte – what an awful time she had but I admired the strength she had to keep going every day. They are both these two wonderful characters who you just desperately want the best for. I became completely 100% invested in their story.
This is the first full length novel that I have read by this author having previously read short stories by her in anthologies and this truly was an outstanding read. I cannot wait to read more from her in the future and I am eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Wings’!!