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Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Maura Harper

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

This is an interesting story about rebirth and rediscovery of life. It is a story that has many many layers to it and some interesting situations that I was not expecting.

I enjoy stories by this author – this one is just a little different than I expected. One of the problems I had was the Protagonist’s friend. Oh my gosh, I wanted to yell and tell her (the friend) how horrible she really is. With friends like her, who needs enemies.

The characters in this story are all flawed (just like everyone in life) and at times this story seemed so realistic while other times it was super mystical. There are definitely interesting metaphors in the story. At times I was cheering Columbine on and other times I was rolling my eyes at her.

There is a story within a story that was interesting to read along with the main story.

Review by @mauraharper

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The Moon in Her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Angela Hayes

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Moon in Her Eyes: A Witch’s Tale by Nikki Broadwell is a wonderful paranormal mystery, with romance, fantasy, magic, time travel, drama, and adventure.
This is a standalone story, but not the first book with Emeline, the main character. Emeline is a time travelling witch who started her adventures in “A Witch in Time Saves Nine”, when she transports back in time, only to discover that she really has no control over when she travels, or where she ends up. This becomes quite a terrifying ordeal for her- but she figures she must be there for a reason, but any small changes she makes seems to have a flow on effect on the future, throwing everything out of whack. This story sees Emeline searching for the answers to putting things right, but the craziness seems to have no end. With things seeming to spiral out of control, Emeline is being blamed for all the terrible things that are happening. There is a lot at stake, including matters of the heart, and Emeline will need to work it all out and discover a way to set things right, before it’s too late.
I love how Ms. Broadwell’s stories are always so original- infusing each one with her unique style and ‘feel’. I also enjoy how her stories include American Indian people, culture, and/or mythology as part of her storylines- for example here in Emeline’s stories we meet the Wampanoag people. I find this to be very creative and imaginative- and I also love how the magic and time travel was woven into the story. Ms. Broadwell creates vivid, fully realised, and believable world/s (times) in which she set her story. This plot switches back and forth from in time(s), as the whole story plays out. But, these transitions are quite smooth and seamless. Ms. Broadwell also includes some political and social issues which gives this story some added interest.
The whole story has an “Outlander” x “Sliding Doors” feel to it, but with it’s own unique identity.
An enjoyable and engaging read.

Thank you, Ms. Broadwell!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Bobbi Wagner

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a paranormal, time traveling story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. Emeline is a witch that can time travel but life is not as nice as what you might think. She is blamed for things in point in time while in another her timelines are so messed up that the man she loves cannot remember her. One of the things I enjoyed is how easily this story read while it was going back and forth in time. The characters are strong and I enjoyed watching them grow. I highly recommend Em’s story.

Review by @bjwagner
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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Emily Walsh

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale
ByNikki Broadwell
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes: A witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell was an fast pace, time jumping, magical read that is more relevant then you want to believe.

My first read by this author and for this series, I didn’t know there was a book one, as they are not titles as so in the system. But no worries this read more like a stand alone and I never felt like I was missing anything nor was I confused. But in saying that, I will be going back a checking out that first book.

Wow, there are many things I can say about this book, but I want to start with, wow. Before I get into the plot, let me tell you that this book is written expertally well, as I said, if I didn’t look more into this author then I wouldn’t have known there was a first book, that is how great this one is written. The character development is top notch and the detail is rich and engaging. The back and forth between timelines could have been disastrous, but, it was smooth unconfusing and easy to keep track of. That alone sets this book apart.

The plot is well crafted, and as I said has relevant points and a little connecting to our world today. It was a little shocking and, again wow. I was captured right away by this book, and frankly I didn’t want to stop reading. This book is a must read and I highly suggest you get your hands on it.

So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will get sucked into this magical world, that will show you things you didn’t think were possible.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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The Moon in Her Eyes By Nikki Broadwell – Review by Laura Furuta

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale
By: Nikki Broadwell
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell is a fantasy book the I loved reading. It is a story that once it starts the journey that it takes you on doesn’t stop until the ending page. It had me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. I loved reading about Emeline. She is a witch who is living in 1694 with the Wampanoag tribe. She has the ability to travel through time which can at times have consequences. Emeline is a beautiful and strong woman. When she finds that timelines are all mixed up she wonders what has happened. She is trying to find the truth about what has happened and how to repair what has been altered. Will she succeed? Will and can the timelines be repaired? Read this story to find out. I could empathize with Emeline as situations are happening quickly and she at times wonders if she is the cause of some of the changes occurring. This is a fast-paced book that had me on the edge of my seat. The characters are constantly on the move. There are additional characters that are introduced in the story who help and interact with Emeline. Then there are those characters that I wondered about their true motives. Don’t miss out on a story that has magic, time travel, and dark forces. Highly recommended.

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Maura Harper

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW!!

THE MOON IN HER EYES is Book Two in the “Witch’s Tale” series. I did not read the first book and never missed a beat. (I will, however, be going back to read it because I don’t want to miss a single word of this series). I enjoyed the author’s writing style, the character development and the way each situation is explained so I never felt lost at all.

There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the book that states “This story is meant for entertainment purposes only. I invoke artistic license for my rendition of events either past, present or future.” PHEW, glad to know that the author is clairvoyant and seeing what the immediate future of America is. YEESH.

This story is fast paced and it took me a few chapters to mesh with the cadence as it jumps back and forth between times – changing things along the way. There are so many things I highlighted while reading because some things scared me (not as in horror movie scared, as in holy moly is this real life today scared), while other things I found inspiring.

Here are a few of the things I highlighted:

“…until you reclaim your strength, you are useless to the cause.”

“Fascism – is that what we have now? Or would you call it a dictatorship?… The name for it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we stop it before our country turns into a place we don’t recognize.”

“…we are locked in the grips of the monster we created.”

“Just trust the process.”

“History is not written in stone.”

I really enjoyed the way this book is written and the way the story is told. It’s like Sliding Doors meets Time Keepers meets Twilight Zone. It is a fantastic story that I would recommend to my young cousins and my elderly mother’s book club and I look forward to reading more of this story in the future (of course, which future is still to be determined).

Review by @mauraharper
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Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Debi Kircher

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell

5 Stars

The first book I read by this author I claimed might just have been my favorite of the year and that has not changed, this one is totally different which has led me to believe that this author can write anything in any genre. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read the synopsis and as I read I kept getting deeper and deeper and found that I could not put this book down. I never knew from one minute to the next what was going to happen.

This was a fast moving story with many OMG moments and even more emotions. I think I felt every emotion that has a name and then even some I can’t explain. I felt totally out of control through most of the book, not much different then what Collie was feeling and as her dreams progressed and she had trouble working out whether things that happened were a dream or reality, I found myself wondering the same thing. I had a bit of trouble connecting to any of the secondary characters, well except for Tim but so did Collie and I think the author did this on purpose because it helped bring me into the story that much more and I seriously wanted to slap a few people upside the head more than once.

I absolutely loved this book and I loved the journey I feel like I was on with Collie, I really didn’t want it to end and I can not wait to read more from this author, she has definitely joined my list of doesn’t matter what she writes I’ll read it and I highly recommend you giving this one a go.

I Loved It!!!

Review by @debikircher

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell

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Genre—paranormal, historical time travel
Page count: 281
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Emeline Chase is living in the late sixteen hundreds with her now husband, Wampanoag Indian, Samoset. But when she is inducted into an ancient coven her life takes a different turn—instead of saving the witches of Salem, she’s fighting against an ancient evil that is threatening both the past and the present. And one witch in particular is after Emeline, trying to destroy everything she has. When the timelines get mixed up and Samoset no longer remembers who she is, Emeline realizes how very dangerous this new witch is. And the worst of all, she resembles Emeline so closely that no one can tell the difference.

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Burning Night: Where the Ashes of the Past Awaken the Future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Angela Hayes

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Burning Night: Where the Ashes of the Past Awaken the Future- by Nikki Broadwell is a wonderful story full of new beginnings, self-discovery, determination, strength, a little romance, some drama, creativity, and so much more. This story is a little bit different from some of the other books of Ms. Broadwells that I have read, so I was quite intrigued by what I might find. But, it surprised me and was much more than I had been expecting- as with all the other books of hers that I’ve read, this one is well written, descriptive, and beautifully detailed. The characters are unique, interesting, and quirky individuals- cleverly crafted to be entirely realistic and believable. The story has some mysteriousness to it, and moments of suspensefulness too- which really added interest that helps to propel the story forward.
I really liked meeting Collie and following her on her journey. She was vulnerability, fragility, strength, and determination all rolled into one- and even though she didn’t have it easy, she didn’t give up. She definitely developed and grew over the course of the story, and it was wonderful to watch. Dive in blind and let the author, characters and story, take you on a journey you won’t forget anytime soon.
As always, I look forward to more from this talented author!

Thank you, Ms. Broadwell!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It is a dark story about an abused woman trying to find herself again. I loved how this author pulled me in right from the beginning and made me feel as if I was right there with Collie. She is my favorite and took me on an emotional roller coaster ride right along with her as she traveled on her journey. There are a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and left me turning pages faster. This is a fast paced story that I highly recommend you read.

Review by @bjwagner
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