Hello! Today I am participating in a blog tour for White Wolf and the Ash Princess. Enjoy!
“Eighteen year old Izzy’s limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two-hundred and fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore…’Who am I?’
“Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before they took her in?
“Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables, but Tubs, the Gudwyne’s young stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property’s rock wall to a world that promises possible answers, but also great danger. A scorched castle in the woods and a mysterious cellar filled with secrets sets Izzy on a path to the New World, where she will not only have to face her own terror but face the people responsible for her scars.
“It is here, in the untamed wilds of the seventeenth century that she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.”
Title: White Wolf and the Ash Princess
Author: Tammy Lash
Genre(s): Historical Fiction with a hint of mystery and some other things- basically, exciting!
Romance Content: A couple kisses between a husband and wife, semi-detailed; same husband and wife snuggles a bit.
Recommended age range: 12+ for “normal” readers, 16+ for conservative readers (such as myself)
For the first part of the book (150-200pg or so), I felt like I was on a rollercoaster of emotions! One minute I was mad at Jonathan (the main male character), the next I really liked him, the next I was sad… I loved it! The rest of the book… was still super interesting, but it wasn’t as exciting (okay, so it was exciting in parts, but it definitely wasn’t as action-packed-exciting as the first part). The plot was so complex! I never would have been able to write something like that. 🙂
The romance… was more than I was used to, which is none ( 😛 ). I’m sure it wouldn’t be bad to most people who are used to reading romance, but parts of it made me a bit uncomfortable. The romance scenes were between a husband and wife, and mostly kisses (nothing bad), but still. For that reason, I’m not sure if I’ll be reading this book again, just because I don’t want to think about kissing people, etc. 😉 If it wasn’t for the romance, this would be one of my absolute favorite books. 😉 (please don’t be offended by any of this; I’m trying to say it in the most gentle way possible!)
More random thoughts (that may or may not make sense to people who haven’t read it):
- I found the whole legend thing a bit strange… I’m not completely sure what to think of it.
- There was a “miracle” which I liked. It was a little strange as well, but I still liked it.
- Oh, and when SPOILER!!! Tubs, the angel, SPOILER END!!! showed up, that was kind of weird, and I’m not sure if I agree with it all…
- There wasn’t really a “conversion scene” for Izzy (the main character)… at the first part, she says something like, “I don’t care about the Bible,” (I can’t remember exactly), but then towards the end it’s like she is suddenly a Christian (this point was written a couple days after I read the book, so it may not be completely accurate 😉 ).
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (thanks, Victoria and Mrs. Lash!). I was not obligated to write a positive review.**
The Author: Tammy Lash
Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy’s home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, “hunting” for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children’s ministry for over twenty years.
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