Monday, July 31, 2017
Lies and Letters by Ashtyn Newbold -- Blog Tour/Giveaway
Author: Ashtyn Newbold
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: July 11th, 2017
Paperback: 247 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.
This book was a surprise. I was very concerned at first, my first reactions to Charlotte were of a spoiled, mean, heartless girl, but I was curious as to how the author was going to make me like her. Ashtyn pulled it off, and she did it very well. I loved this book. The setting and characters especially were outstanding. Even the horrible mother. Very well written. I absolutely loved how Charlotte was able to learn to love and to see how she hurt people and to learn from it. I loved her improved relationship with Clara. I enjoyed watching her learn to laugh and to learn to let others in. James was a joy. He was outstanding. I loved his character and his kindness. I laughed, I cried (especially during a certain scene I can't talk about, it will give too much away), I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is the first book I have read of Ashtyn's, and I will quickly be changing that. Very, very well done.
5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to get my hands on more from this author.
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