For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated reviews of some really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I decided to visit my old book reviews and re-post my favourites here on 3sixtyfiveblog for #ThrowbackThursday.
So far I’ve included:
An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy by June Kearns
Kings and Queens by TerryTyler
Make a Joyful Noise by Jenny Worstall
Everybody Lies by Julia Hughes
Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb
The Heartfelt Series by Adrienne Vaughan
and Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro.
This week it’s The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose
The Grayson Trilogy is a very readable set of romances with thriller overtones.
From the Amazon book description
Meet Emma Grayson, heroine of The Grayson Trilogy, a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories. ‘The gun continued to be levelled at me. “Answer it…but don’t tell him I’m here or he’ll get to listen to you die.” That concentrated my mind considerably, and as I reached for my phone I came up with a plan…’ Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert for a job through her door which leads her to the Melton Estate. Despite her desire for a solitary existence she finds herself discovering a life she could never have imagined, challenging her independence, her fears and her resistance to love. ‘An entertaining romance with a fascinating twist. Highly recommended and a RED RIBBON winner.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards.
My Review from Indie Bookworm
The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose comprises
Book 1: A Single Step
Book 2: Before the Dawn
Book 3: Thicker Than Water
I read each book in The Grayson Trilogy one after the other as I was enjoying the series so much.
Emma Grayson is a complex personality. Her back story is very emotional and poignant and the author explores this with great sensitivity.
Author Georgia Rose has created in Emma an interesting character whose love life across all three books has so many wonderful ups and downs.
Her romantic attachment is enhanced by the exciting thriller into which her love story is woven. Trent, the leading man, is a complex character too. He has as many hang-ups as Emma and the author takes her time over all three novels to reveal the explanations for his behaviours.
Emma and Trent dominate the novels but there is a large supporting cast too.
The main characters and all the subsidiary characters develop well as the series progresses.
It’s easy to keep track of who’s who and what’s what as the three books evolve.
The author references back to previous main story points so that a reader who picks up one of the books out of sequence will know what’s going on. However, this is done with a light touch and doesn’t get in the way for readers who are following through sequentially.
I liked the horsey setting which I found unusual and interesting and life on “The Manor” is certainly different and filled with surprises.
Although there is the predictability about the ending associated with this genre there are some plot developments and revelations about key characters which are completely unexpected and these bring the series to a very satisfying conclusion.