June Book Reviews! @teagangeneviene @sasspip @MarciaMeara #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #WhatToRead #MustRead #IndieBooks

Dead of Winter: Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls

by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

“Llyn Pistyll Falls” is another great addition to the story. I especially loved the ghosts wandering around outside the veil. One ghost made me smile when she reprimanded one character. I enjoyed learning some background and following Emlyn’s adjustment to a new way of life. The settings are full of imagery that captures my imagination. It’s impossible to put this down, and I was left on the edge of my seat. I love the world Ms. Geneviene has created and eagerly await Journey 6!


Three Against the World

by Sarah Stuart

“Three Against the World” is the story of a man, teenager, and Jack Russell terrier. Richard’s life has taken a turn for the worse, losing his job and fiancé, when his ex-wife shows up at his door with a teenage girl claiming she is his daughter. He takes Maria in and decides to raise her as his own. Without the proper paperwork, he hides her and then moves to London to start over. Maria carries the burden of being unloved by her mother, while Richard begins a quest to find a wife once he’s settled in London. Even with Maria’s help, his choice of women is an issue that plays out more than once. Maria has her past to overcome, and she trusts the wrong people. Richard’s character is complex and flawed in a way that makes him an interesting read. Maria seems almost childlike at first, unable to see her worth, yet capable of caring for a household. Ben, the dog, is my favorite as he is always there for them and can be protective when needed. The setting is detailed and rich, and I could imagine their house and the bar easily. This story takes you on Richard and Maria’s journey through several years, which had a few surprises I couldn’t have predicted. I will be reading more by Ms. Stuart.


Swamp Ghosts

by Marcia Meara

I’ve read the Wake-Robin and Emissary Series by Ms. Meara, so I was eager to jump into this story. This was a romantic thriller with some added mystery that I couldn’t put down. I loved the developing relationship between Maggie and Gunn. Their exploring Florida’s wilderness in search of a believed extinct bird was one of my favorite parts. Showing Maggie opening up was handled well and believable, even at the fast pace, it happened. A serial killer is thrown in along with a misunderstood man. I guessed who the killer was, but I still enjoyed the characters figuring it out. I loved the pets and their names in this story, including Gunn’s cat, Maggie’s bird, and Lester’s array of reptiles. It added that extra layer to the story. Maggie’s best friend is someone I’d like to know and have on my side. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the rest of the series.


I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!

This week the fairies will be doing some traveling. I will post here where they are so you can visit them!

Embrace that inner child by reading a good book! D. L. Finn

23 thoughts on “June Book Reviews! @teagangeneviene @sasspip @MarciaMeara #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #WhatToRead #MustRead #IndieBooks”

  1. Denise, you know the title Swamp Ghost hooked me, and Sarah’s book sounds lovely.
    I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the fifth Journey of “Dead of Winter.” I’m still on cloud nine with your review. Thanks so much for showing it here. Hugs on the wing.

    1. You can’t go wrong with a title Ghost Swamp and glad you like the sound of Sarah’s book. I’m excited to get started on the 6th Journey, Teagan.

    1. They are all lovely authors, I agree Harmony! I’m very happy to share;)

  2. Congratulations to all three authors. I’ve read Marcia’s entire Riverbend series and enjoyed all of the books. I’ve heard good things about Teagan’s serial, and Sarah’s book sound interesting. The book I’m reading right now has a dog as one of the characters, and I’m finding that interesting. Great reviews and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Mae:) I’m eager to finish the Riverbend series. Teagan’s journey series is a good one. I love when there is a pet or aninal in a story, feels so natural to me.

  3. Excellent reviews, Denise. I’ve read Teagan’s and Marcia’s books, and appreciate the introduction to Sarah and Three Against the World. It sounds wonderful. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Diana:) Always happy to make introductions!
      Hope you have a great release day celebration.

    1. They do have great writing styles and you can’t go wrong with these stories:)

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