Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines! Julie is a new-to-me author even though I have her last book on my shelf to read. I really enjoyed reading this one, so I'll definitely be reading that one sooner rather than later. Check out the book and author info, my review, and the giveaway below...

Eleanor and the Iron KingEleanor and the Iron King
by Julie Daines
Adult Paranormal Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
August 1st 2015 by Covenant Communications


Summary

Eleanor de Lacy is forced into an arranged marriage with her father’s greatest enemy, Brac Goch, the Welsh king. All Eleanor knows of Brac is that he is a ruthless, war hungry man.

Eleanor arrives at the Welsh castle of Bryn Du already expecting the worst. When the ghost of Brac Goch’s first wife appears and warns her that the Welsh king is not to be trusted, all of Eleanor’s fears are confirmed.

As the countdown to her wedding day approaches, Eleanor must figure out who is lying, who is telling the truth, who is loyal, and who is the traitor--and most of all, if she can love an enemy king.

My Review

Eleanor and the Iron King was a story I loved reading. There is a ghost that haunts Eleanor and the Welsh castle she travels to that definitely adds a darker edge. Then there are these characters who enter Eleanor's life that become dear friends and give her a measure of stability and comfort. More than that there is the enigma of this man, Brach Goch, who becomes her intended and is someone she has been told vicious tales about. However, he is a puzzle to her and she tries to reconcile the man she believes he is and the man she sees in front of her. The romantic tension builds throughout the story up until the very end, as does the mystery and danger.

I loved Brach. He was keen and understanding, with a great sense of honor and humor. I loved how he could read Eleanor and how he treats her. Eleanor herself was a fun character. She is submissive to an extent, but also quite a spitfire when she gets riled. She was really confused through much of the story as she was challenged with what she thought was true and in her feelings for Brach. I did get a little frustrated with her in certain parts and I did want to shake her for being so gullible, but she redeems herself in the end. I also loved Owain, Hawis, and Arglwyddes. I would have loved for their characters to have been even fuller and to have known more of Eleanor's brother.

I'd recommend Eleanor and the Iron King to those who enjoy ghost stories, Gothic tales, dashing heroes, and sweet romance. I'm looking forward to seeing what Daines writes next!

Content: There was some violence, but I'd consider this clean.

Source: I would like to thank Covenant for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Julie Daines

Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.

She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her verveine.

She has three published novels and a novella, has won several awards for her writing, and her novel, Unraveled, was a contender for the ALA’s Schneider Award.


Tour Schedule

August 3rd: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com/, http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/, http://www.bonnieharris.blogspot.com/

August 4th: http://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com/, http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/

August 5th: http://minreadsandreviews.blogspot.com/, http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/, http://melsshelves.blogspot.com/

August 6th: http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/, http://www.wishfulendings.com/, http://www.rockinbookreviews.com/

August 7th: http://www.iamareader.com/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/, https://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/


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