Hi Guys! I hope your Easter weekend is going wonderfully! Today, I have a wonderful review to share with you of Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood. It's the perfect escape from the real world! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy!
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy Romance/ Chick-lit
Number of pages: 322
Word Count: 131, 325
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
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Amie Wentworth writes paranormal romances, not because she is looking for a degree in ectoplasm, but because she’s got bills to pay. Ever since her parents’ car crash, she has been led a reclusive life and trusted books more than people. Not even a letter from her long-lost uncle, begging her to visit, gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire – until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a mysterious stranger. After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane.
To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.
But when she comes face to face with the ugly truth, will she too be sucked into her father’s madness? Or will she discover that madness is just another name for honesty?
My Thoughts :
Silver Hollow was an interesting read. I can't say it was an easy read because you really need to concentrate on the book without distractions in order to stay with what's going on. I had several times where I had to stop and re-read a page to make sure I understood it correctly. That said, it was perfect! I would expect nothing less when reading about a whole different world. Silver Hollow was very Alice in Wonderland-ish (yes , that's a word!) in that Amie is taken from the normal world with barn parties, friends and southern sayings and dropped into this mysterious world with castles, gnomes and unicorns. So while you needed to stay focused to stick with the book, you can really relate to Amie who is living it. Learning that there were never truer words than when Uncle Henry told Amie "Never trust anyone", is a lesson I had to learn over and over during this book. Maybe I'm too easy to trust ? So many times the author tricked me into a lull, and I felt things were surely headed one way only to have the rug ripped out from under me and find myself turned around heading a completely different direction.
I laughed along with some of the antics, I shed a few tears at a certain part (which I will not reveal- no spoilers!) and I championed the guy I wanted Amie to end up with. Would she pick the reclusive Eddie or Emrys- the one who saved her life. While both were worthy "men", I definitely love Emrys the best.. Something about his tortured soul and his love for Amie just clutched at my heart.
Alas, when I began this review I promised myself I wouldn't give spoilers. So let me end by saying that this book is definitely worth the time. If you are looking for something to sink into and get away completely from the real world- Silver Hollow is your ticket!
About the Author :
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.
After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.
She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website: http://jennifersilverwood.com