Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Blacksmith's Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes #Review @EisabethHobbes

I am delighted to be sharing my review of The Blacksmith's Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes. It turns out that this is the 150th book that I have read this year!

Before we check out my review let's find out about the book first...

A passion forged from fire 

Rejected by her favored knight, Joanna Sollers knows she will never love again. Especially when the man she's now forced to marry is none other than her beloved's half brother!

For blacksmith Hal Danby, marrying Joanna makes his lifelong dream of entering the Smiths' Guild possible, even if the secrets in his past mean he'll forever keep his distance. But everything changes with one stolen night, and in the arms of his new bride, Hal wonders if this loveless arrangement could transform into something real…

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So first of all I have to admit that this is my first medieval romance and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I love historical romance though so I couldn't wait to start. What did I think...

It's safe to say that I completely enjoyed it right from the characters through to the story. I actually read it in almost one go and I only stopped because it was heading close to midnight and I had work the next day!

Joanna is definitely a determined character especially in her decision to marry Roger but after that plan goes wrong she ends up in another situation entirely. Hal is a character that I just took to straight away he is kind but brooding too which I love. Joanna has a strong attitude that is so fun to see when she meets Hal. They just spark off each other brilliantly and Elisabeth Hobbes created the perfect amount of tension between them.

With misunderstandings galore this pair definitely had a rocky road ahead. I think one of the things that I enjoyed the most was that the story wasn't rushed now that doesn't mean that it was slow paced. I actually found the pacing pretty good I think that it just gave me chance to get to know the characters better. Which was great and made me really want to root for that perfect happy ending.

What can I say about Roger well he is definitely an interesting character and I really can't wait to read his story and see if his character changes.

The Blacksmith's Wife has complicated families, mistrust, secrets and romance so it makes for an entertaining read. Making it perfect to sit down with and become completely engrossed in this romantic tale.

With thanks to Elisabeth Hobbes for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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I grew up in York where I spent most of my teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep me off my feet. Sadly it never happened but I developed a love of the past and went on to read History and Art History at university before venturing into the world of teaching.

These days I hold down jobs as a teacher and mum and have strong views on SPaG and the National Curriculum.

I live in Cheshire with my husband, two young children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down here in 1999 and I never left.

I love historical fiction and have a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. When I’m not writing, I spend a lot of my spare time reading and have become something of a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book!

I’m fond of ginger mojitos and Thai hot and sour soup, though not at the same time.

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