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Tangled Roots (Witches of Willow Creek: Tangled Magic #1) by Denise D. Young-Review by Amanda Kimble

Tangled Roots (Tangled Magic, #1)Tangled Roots by Denise D. Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Tangled Roots (Witches of Willow Creek: Tangled Magic #1) by Denise D. Young

This is the first book I’ve read by Denise D. Young. She is a very talented author and I will be reading more of her work.

Cassie is originally from 1974. She was running from her family. Asking the Guardian for help didn’t really help her. Being a tree for 45 years isn’t as great as it seems. The quote I chose for Cassie is: “Have a nice night. Thanks for your help.”

Nick is the first person to see Cassie and learn the truth. Now that he knows his family is still alive just stuck somewhere. He finds that he is falling for Cassie. The quote I chose Nick is: “Now, I have a shot at a future. With the ones I love. With magic. With you.”

Highly recommended for Paranormal Romance lovers.

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Blue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor-Review by Amanda Kimble

Blue Summer Part TwoBlue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Blue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor

Blue Summer Part One needs to be read before Blue Summer Part Two. This picks off after book 1 and I’ve got to say what a fantastic read. Taylor sure knows what she’s doing.

Lillie is once again captured by Enuris. She escapes and meets up with Heath and friends. Once again they are trying to stop the evil sourcer. The quote I chose for Lillie is: “I guess, we just take it one step at a time from here then?”

Heath is Lillie’s first mate. When she is taken from under his nose things get tough. When They figure out what she is, things make sense. The quote I chose for Heath is: “Neither did you. It wouldn’t be fair to hold your mother’s decisions against you . Hell, you have only tried to help us since the moment you were kidnapped. It’s no wonder the Universe chose you for us.”

Highly recommended for Paranormal Romance lovers.

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Blue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Blue Summer Part TwoBlue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blue Summer
Part Two
By Everly Taylor
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Well here you go! The second book in Blue Summer picks up where Book one ended. This Paranormal Romance is a full length novel. Let’s start with Lillie getting Kidnapped again. How is that possible? You will have to read it to believe it.
As Lillie once again plans her escape from the evil sorcerer, she faces many challenges and discovers who she really is. Those Zayed’s are more than blue people, they could be the only people to help save Lillie’s life. Or maybe they are her future? Fact remains the Zayed’s are who she turns too. Oh and the romance between Lillie and the Zayed’s comes in hotter than you could imagine. WOW just WOW!

Everly Taylor is the imagination behind this steamy book. I love the characters and who they represent. Each has his own power, in this strong family of Zayeds. Keeping Lillie the highlight of this story. This is a real page turner. Everly Taylor pulls you into her story and keeps you reading until the last page of the story. I could not put this one down! Well done Everly Taylor! Well Done!

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Penelope Taylor

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Cross of Ciaran explores a Celtic priest waking up 1500 years after his internment. I love the way that he is so overwhelmed by his new surroundings and yet finds explanations for his survival/eternal death through his conflicting faiths. All of the characters, including Father Mike and Mary were very believable and I loved the natural conversation that develops between them all. I struggled a few times with concepts that I didn’t think would come realistically as naturally for Ciaran but these were few and far between I am really looking forward to reading book two (actually I am excited to read book two!!).

 

Review by Penelope Taylor, June 2021

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The Cross of Ciaran (The Cross of Ciaran Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Natasha Dowell

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Are you a fan of fantasy, steamy historical romance, and skillfully written flashbacks? Then this book is for you. Right from the start you’re on the edge of your seat, not quite believing what you’re reading. I am an absolute sucker for this kind of storytelling, it draws an amazing picture of the main character and his struggles throughout the whole book. I wouldn’t change anything except that I now want more to read right this minute. Might need to read it twice to relive it all and grasp all the different aspects of this one.

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Kayla Bullock

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ciaran, a pagan priest from the 5th century, is buried alive for his indiscretions with a woman, seen as a betrayal to the priestess he served. 1500 years later, his body is unearthed, in perfect condition. But when the body disappears and Ciaran awakens in 20th century New York, questions surround the mystery. Well written, wonderfully developed characters. The story is an easy read and I am looking forward to the sequel

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Ashley Dover

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Cross of Ciaran is a historical mystery that begins in Ireland in 492 A.D. Ciaran is put into a paralytic state and placed in a tomb alive.

Caitlyn O’Connell, an archaeologist, unearthed this ancient tomb in Ireland. The body of a priest is shrouded in the tomb but shows no signs of the deterioration that she would normally expect. She follows the body back to the museum in New York City, but the body of the Celt suddenly disappears from its display case in the museum.

Ciaran wakes up from a fifteen hundred year sleep on his death altar in the museum but after breaking the case, he leaves the museum to just get away from the altar. He finds himself in the sanctuary of a church where a priest offers to let him stay in the rectory. He has to learn English and the current culture to keep from being discovered.

Caitlyn happens to be one of the priest’s nieces. What happens when Caitlyn meets Ciaran? Will she realize that he is her missing Celtic priest?

Andrea Matthews weaves a historical tale full of pagan religious practices, Celtic traditions, American holiday traditions, and relationships…both familial and personal. What a beautifully written story!

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Rebecca Hill

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. It is the first in a series, and I cannot wait for the next book. The main character is a priest, named Ciaran. He is a celtic priest who is converted to Christianity and is ultimately put to death for his new beliefs. But, he doesn’t die. He wakes up in the year 1966 and meets the lovely Caitlin. It was a lot of fun following Ciaran as he learns about the modern world. It kept me smiling and wondering how he was going to keep his secret. I recommend checking this book out!

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Jo Frizzell

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story was extremely original! Caitlin, the main character, is an archaeologist which is really cool because she is an obviously intelligent woman, who very clearly knows her craft. All of the characters were relatable, even the relationships with the characters that were not a huge part of the story, like Preston whose purpose was seemingly to annoy everyone, was a relatable character because everybody knows people like that. Caitlin’s intrigue over the mysterious Celt is also relatable, because everyone finds something that they just want to understand. Ciaran’s backstory is heartbreaking, immediately drew me in, and I didn’t want to stop reading. She built a world that captivated me and I wanted to be a part of.

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was very interesting and a good read. I really enjoyed the paranormal romance with time travel and mystery. Caitlin is an archaeologist finds Ciaran, whom is a priest that is over 1500 years old. Who is Ciaran and why was he buried? The story does go from present to past, and I liked that and it was easy to read and I loved the time travel element. I loved Ciaran’s character, but Caitlin was a bit to strong for me. I cannot wait to see how the story continues.

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