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Valentina by S.E. Lynes

(Excerpt from Goodreads) When Glasgow journalist Shona McGilvery moves with her partner Mikey and their baby to an idyllic cottage in rural Scotland, they believe that all that lies ahead of them is happiness.

But with Mikey working offshore, the frightening isolation of the Aberdeenshire countryside begins to drive her insane…

That is, until she is rescued by a new friendship with the enchanting Valentina.

She has the perfect home, the perfect man, and a charismatic new best friend – or does she?

As her fairytale life begins to unravel, the deep dark wood becomes the least of her fears…


My Review

5 stars

Shona and Mikey decide to move to quiet Aberdeenshire. Shona becomes a stay at home mom while Mikey works off shore on an oil rig. But Shona is a city girl and the quiet gets to her. It doesn’t help that Mikey is on the oil rig half the time. But Shona meets Valentina and although complete opposites the moms become fast friends. But Valentina is more than just a good friend and Shona is going to see that Valentina has a very dark side.

I couldn’t help feeling for Shona when she moved to Aberdeenshire. She feels so out of place and lonely. At first I was glad she made a friend with Valentina. But Valentina is an evil, manipulative woman. I could see where this was going and I just wanted to grab Shona, shake her, and tell her to run away.

This book is fast paced and almost like watching a train wreck. You know it’s going to end badly but you can’t advert your eyes. This is a great thriller and one that I recommend everyone read.

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I received Valentina for free from Blackbird Digital Books in exchange for an honest review.

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Eirwen’s Dream: Inside Snow White’s Sleeping Mind

By Kristen Reed

Genre: Christian, Fairytale, Fantasy

Three months after her father’s death, Princess Eirwen, affectionately nicknamed Snow White, is preparing to become the Queen of Talfryn. Unfortunately, as the princess rises in power and beauty and her love for Prince Roderick blossoms, envy drives her stepmother, Nerys, mad. The widow poisons her stepdaughter with an apple on the eve of her coronation, sending the princess into a dream like none she’s ever had before.

In Eirwen’s Dream: Inside Snow White’s Sleeping Mind, the fair princess sets off through the fantastical realm of Edwig with only a dwarf at her side to face trials and defeat a nefarious queen who acquires her power by bathing in the blood of virgins. However, what will save Eirwen from the poison running through her veins in the waking world, where there is no power in true love’s kiss?

Author Bio

Kristen Reed, a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, is an artist, filmmaker, and author from Dallas, Texas. As a Christian, her faith heavily influences her writing and is the driving force in her life.

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