LitStack

for the love of all things wordy

Home /
Category: Romance

Category: Romance

;

LitStack Review – Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson, Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

Yvain: The Knight of the Lion M. T. Anderson Illustrations by Andrea Offermann Candlewick Press Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7636-5939-4 Don’t be swayed by the publisher’s information: Yes, M. T. Anderson’s graphic novelization of Chrétien de Troyes’s 12th century Arthurian legend is aimed at ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. Yes, […]

banner

 

Welcome to Legacy Falls!

 

Families from Legacy Falls share a tradition of loss.

Lovers have said farewell at the Pleasant Street train station for seventy years.

Mothers have welcomed home their sons in the ticker tape return from war and loss.

After every war, every battle, Legacy Falls opens its arms and its hearts to the wounded warriors returning home.

These are their stories.

Platform Four – A Legacy Falls Romanceplatform-4-final
Eden Butler
Release Date – 10/5/16
Genre – Historical Romance
Summary:

Every day for twenty years, a Mills family woman has manned the goods trolley at the Pleasant Street train station. Every day since the Second World War began, Ada Mills has watched the passengers come and go, secretly wishing for an adventure, a way out of Legacy Falls.

She never expected to find forever.

Garreth McGinnis only wanted a pack of smokes and a fresh baked scone from the pretty girl selling wares on his stop over train ride through a place called Legacy Falls. A smoke and a bite led him to the girl who he couldn’t keep from his thoughts as he lay awake at night fighting a war that shouldn’t have been his. One letter becomes two. Two becomes ten and Garreth spent the whole of the war completely under Ada Mills’s spell.

Falling in love through lines of ink was one thing. Meeting the future that waits on platform four once the war ends, is something altogether different.

Once the bombs have quieted and the soldiers return home, will the dreams of forever be all that Ada and Garreth’s letters promised or will reality leave the couple wishing they’d never sworn to meet on platform four?

 

BUY LINKS:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2e0tQE2

iTunes, B&N, Kobo, etc.: https://books2read.com/u/4AgYAp

If you would like to find out more about the Legacy Falls Project, please join our Facebook page.

The Legacy Fall Project Includes:

Platform Four by Eden Butler

Behind My Charade by Skye Turner

Her Southern Temptation by Trish Leger

Dear Dixie by JL Baldwin

Iron Heart by Madison Street

Beyond the Ghosts by Jody Pardo

An Unexpected Hero by Diana Marie DuBois

Home by Morgan Jane

About the Authoreden author pic

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help.

Twitter: twitter.com/EdenButler_
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eden.butler.10
Blog: edenbutlerwrites.wordpress.com/
GoodReads: goodreads.com/author/show/7275168.Eden_Butler

Subscribe to Eden’s newsletter http://eepurl.com/VXQXD for giveaways, sneak peeks and various goodies that might just give you a chuckle.

;

LitStack Review: Ophelia by Lisa Klein

Ophelia Lisa Klein Bloomsbury USA Childrens Release Date:  December 26, 2007 ISBN 978-1-58234-801-8 Earlier this month, word broke on the entertainment wires that Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts were in negotiations to star in a movie project based on Lisa Klein’s YA novel Ophelia, a story written from the viewpoint of one of most tragic […]

fa

The Song of David
Amy Harmon
ISBN-10: 1514185016

25361480I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon. Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw? If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

 

This is David ‘Tag’ Taggert’s book, a supporting character introduced in The Law of Moses. This is a stand-alone story, but it is highly recommended that The Law of Moses be read first to avoid spoilers.

Review

Amy Harmon doesn’t tell conventional stories. There is no obvious climax or conflict that is cliche. What she does beautifully is weave stories that are unique. They are about the silent faces that sometimes get overlooked and often, go unheard. The Song of David echoes shades of Making Faces where the unlikely hero isn’t what you’d expect and the true champion of the story is the smallest, unpredictable soul.

The book centers around David “Tag” Taggert, a secondary character in Harmon’s previous release, The Law of Moses. It is both Tag and Moses who tell the story of how Tag fell in love with Millie, a blind, fiercely independent dancer who never lets her limitations stop her from seeing the brightest possibility in the world around her. Millie and Tag loved each other deeply and when Tag disappears and Moses sets out to discover what happened to him, the reader is treated to a unique narrative–the curious discovery of the young couple’s love seen both through Moses’ eyes and in the audio files Tag left for Millie.

This isn’t simply a love story. Told with vivid, poetic language, Harmon excels at painting a picture of a couple in the throes of new love and the desperate attempts they face to overcome the hurdles laid before them meant to derail any hope of that love growing.

“If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.”

 

Yet again, Harmon has set the bar sky high for writers who desire to pen stories that are honest, brutal and a perfect reflection of how life can destroy, abandon and the impossible hope that love is never forgotten.

High, highly recommended.

We are giving away TWO e-book copies of The Song of David to those of you who comment below.

Good luck!

;

LitStack Review: Rival by Penelope Douglas

Follow the Rival Blog Tour here!   Title: Rival Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #2 Author: Penelope Douglas Genre: NA / Contemporary Romance Release Date: August 26, 2014 Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn Buy Links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rival-Fall-Away-Penelope-Douglas-ebook/dp/B00INIXJ0O Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rival-Fall-Away-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00M88TM1A B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rival-penelope-douglas/1118739134 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rival/id830191837?mt=11 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rival-2   GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18129852-rival Synopsis: From the […]

;

LitStack Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

With Every Breath Elizabeth Camden Bethany House ISBN-10: 0764211749 Release Date: August 5, 2014 I have learned…that spiritual courage is of a higher type than physical courage; and that it takes a higher type of courage to fight a losing rather than a winning fight.” These words, written by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, encapsulate the […]