Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ivy Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This week, I shared my reviews of Fern and Poppy from The Montgomery Sisters series by Kat Flannery. Today, I have my review of Ivy. What did I think of the 3rd book in The Montgomery Sisters trilogy? Read my review, learn about the author and be sure to enter the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: Ivy (The Montgomery Sisters Book 3) by Kat Flannery
Category: Historical western romance, 164 pages
Genre: Adult Non-Fiction
Publisher: Picco Press

About the Book
Ivy Montgomery is tired of her sister’s constant nagging and protectiveness. Blind, she decides to escape in the middle of the night when she is captured and brought far from home. With no understanding of the outside world, Ivy must use her keen abilities to navigate the wilderness around her. Anger and hopelessness are her only defenses against the things she cannot do.

​Until she meets a strong-minded Lakota Chief, who will not let her cower to the blindness any longer. Lakota Sioux Chief of the Paha Sapa, Hotah is on a hunt for his brother, Kangi. Cast from their tribe five years before, Kangi has grown a dark spirit and a hatred for all white people. Now on reserved land, Hotah makes a deal with the General to capture his brother in return for his people to have the provisions they need. After rescuing Ivy, he promises to take her home, but danger is near and Hotah soon realizes it is not just his brother he should fear.

My Review

Ivy Brought Attention to the Life of the 3rd Montgomery Sister and Some Changes to Her Sisters.  While we met Ivy in the other books of the series, we gained more insight into her thoughts and mindset as a nearly blind woman in the old West.  If you read the first two books, Fern and Poppy were strong, capable, determined women who pushed themselves ahead of their time.  Ivy had that spirit (in many ways)--but, was held back not only by her eyesight and the challenges it created--but, by her sisters as well.  Had I read this book first, I think I would have felt more at ease with the way Ivy was treated by her sisters. It may have been quite reasonable for them to overprotect her given the situation and her surroundings.  Unfortunately, given their previous adventures, it seemed out of place for them to shield Ivy from the world and discourage her independence.

Ivy is Fast Paced and Ties Loose Ends Quickly.  Ivy's adventures and love story come together rapidly--and it was a little more difficult for me to feel that her story had a lot of realism.   In spite of that, I did like Ivy's character, and the author did throw in some plot twists to keep my interest as she developed the storyline.

Would I Recommend Ivy?  I am not a fan of instant-romances that seem misplaced or misguided.  I think I would have loved this book if it had been a bit longer and Ivy had had more time and opportunity to find herself and grow independently before the romance.  I enjoyed Ivy's adventure and felt that her eyesight and the storyline circling her love interest were entertaining.  If you enjoy fast-paced romance novels with a historical angle--this is a quick read packed with both. 

Meet the Author

Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. A member of many writing groups including the National Romance Writers of America (RWA), Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. When she’s not busy writing or marketing Kat volunteers her time to other aspiring authors. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author, Kat’s books are available all over the world. The BRANDED TRILOGY is Kat’s award-winning series. With seven books published, Kat continues to write two novels a year.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great fast-paced romance. Thank you for the wonderful review, Angela!