Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mr Thorne and The Witch by Diana Green + Giveaway

Mr Thorne And The Witch by Diana Green
Self published in 2016

Where to buy this book:
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How I got this book:
Received a review copy via Beck Valley Book Tours

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'Fleeing the men who brutally murdered her family, Karene Munroe must hide her magical abilities and hope to go unnoticed in the bustle of the capital city. She takes refuge in the house of Malcolm Thorne, a fireworks maker, who offers her a job as his assistant.

Despite her precarious situation, she cannot help but be drawn to this generous and charming man. A future with him could be wonderful, but her past won’t be laid to rest. From a local crime lord who seeks to use her powers, to the hunters who are hard on her heels, Karene is trapped in a maze of danger and lies. Can she find a way out before Malcolm is lost to her forever?'

***Stories from the Secret Realms are historically-inspired fantasy romance. They share a setting reminiscent of England in the mid-19th century, but their world is rich with magic. 

Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.

Mr Thorne and The Witch is an easy read novella which I happily devoured in a couple of hours. Our heroine Karene is attractively feisty and I liked the pseudo-Victorian setting which gave this wintry book a suitably seasonal feel. There isn't much space for background detail so while I would have liked to know more about Mr Thorne and about his intriguing housekeeper, Green's emphasis is on keeping her story moving and I thought her pace worked well. We have a little romance, a little peril, a lot of magic and a coterie of ghosts and everything resolves itself satisfactorily in time for tea! As a light romantic read for a grey winter evening, Mr Thorne and The Witch certainly hits the spot.

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About the author

Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while writing as a hobby. After she developed an autoimmune disorder, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become an award winning, Amazon bestselling author.

Diana’s books are mostly fantasy, with strong elements of romance. She placed first in the 2016 EPIC Awards – Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Category, first in the 2015 Paranormal Awards – Romance Category, second in the Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards, and fourth in the International Digital Awards. She has also been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the Chatelaine Awards, and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest.

For more information, excerpts, trailers, and reviews visit DIANAGREENBOOKS.COM

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  1. I really enjoyed this one too, thank you for sharing today xx

    1. It's a fun read and I am happy to have discovered Diana Green :-)