Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Apothecary Review & Teaser Tuesday

The Apothecary by Samantha Jillian Bayarr

I enjoyed this book. It is a quick read and perhaps because it is a quick read some things did have a rushed feel. However that did not take away from my enjoyment. We open with Claire dealing with her mother's death. We find out her mother was raised in an orphanage and basically raised Claire by herself. Claire meets a young man at her mother's funeral and he informs her he is a lawyer who needs to speak with her about her mother's estate. And so begins Claire's mystery of who her mother was. During this time Claire is dreaming of a child named Amelia. She shares this with her best friend Emily. They have no idea who Amelia is or why she is coming to Claire in her dreams. Then Claire finds out she has inherited property, (a manor house, a cottage and the orphanage where her mother grew up), and that the manor is said to be haunted. In her search for her mother's family and the property history, Claire learns there was a child named Amelia who died in the house. The part that felt a bit rushed was the romance which takes up much of the middle of the book. Claire and the lawyer have what can be described as a rushed relationship that concludes in a rapid marriage and instant family. However as I said it really did not deter my enjoyment of the book. I think those who enjoy paranormal romances with a bit of history will enjoy this. 

* I reviewed this by author request. No compensation was offered or received. No promise of a good review was given. The opinion expressed is my honest feelings regarding this book.*

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Shouldbereading. Anyone can play along! 

The Choice, Book One of The Walk the Right Road Series, a romantic mystical suspense

 “I love you.” Panicked she felt some part of him slip away. His body, his eyes, everything about him seemed to take a step back, from her. As if he held some part of himself in a secret location, and forgot to tell her he left. He hovered a few inches away, gazing out the front window, resting his other arm over the steering wheel. But the arm her hand grasped, he didn’t once try to pull away. 

Lorhainne Eckhart. The Choice (Kindle Locations 244). 

"You tell me, Noa'le," Farida said."How could I have given a twenty-year old girl, a girl who didn't know anything about life, her dead mother's diary?You weren't mature enough;you weren't ready.Even without the diary it wasn't easy for you. To read personal things - confusing things- about one's mother would be hard enough- but for a daughter whose mother had just died?"

Page 36 of Daughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri- Horowitz

Revital will be doing a guest post tomorrow with a super awesome giveaway and a review of the book is coming. 


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Unknown said...

I love the teasers!! They both draw me but are so opposite!

My teaser this week is from ‘The Strange Case of Finley Jayne’ by Kady Cross.

fredamans said...

I really want to read Daughters of Iraq.

Alexander said...

That is super information!! Thanks for sharing it.

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

That first teaser left me feeling...I don't know...can't even describe it!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Raine said...

Reading your The Apothecary review just made me bump that book a little higher in my list. :D

Unknown said...

Great teasers! I hope you enjoy the books. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stooping by The Bookish Babes!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Nice teasers...especially the first one. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

apple blossom said...

Interesting teasers. thanks for visiting my tt

Beth said...

Interesting teasers! Thanks for stopping by.

Frances said...

Thank you all for coming by. I enjoyed reading all of your teasers too.

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