It’s late in the day but this review is going up on time!! I’m super into this series, it’s very unique & the writing is hard not to get caught up in; Weave of Love was a bit of a gap filler but I was still hooked & never wanted to put the book down. Get in on this series y’all.
I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
⚠️ Discussions of the death of a child ⚠️
What if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?
How can anyone know the right thing to do?
Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.
Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?
The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.
The Choices & Consequences series is one that I wasn’t sure about at first & one that I really didn’t expect to get completely into, but I was wrong & instead I love the series & found book three a really relaxed read that I really didn’t want to put down. I don’t think this review will be a long one as book three was definitely running at a slower pace than the rest of the series, & much less happened than in the previous two books – however, it’s provided a fantastic set-up to book four & has got me very eager to get my hands on the next instalment.
In book two a lot happened; everything that was built up in book one exploded massively (& also really surprised me too) – all of Lord Gabriel’s predictions came true & Leonie & Perry’s lives were turned upside down. Book three continues on almost immediately after the end of book two & starts with Leonie still being very poorly. Throughout the book we follow Leonie’s recovery in detail & get to experience how both Leonie & Perry are coping with all that has happened. This part of the book was sad at times but the strength of the couple was admirable & it’s evidently just made them stronger.
We then get to explore more of Rachel J. Bonner’s world as we travel by train across the country; we learn more about how this world works & it was nice to have quite a relaxed journey around this fascinating country. We then finally get to meet Perry’s family, & all I’m going to say about them is that I loved them & that it was nice to finally meet characters we’ve heard a lot about, & also to learn more about Perry’s upbringing & background. Learning about all of this was a really nice experience & in part it made the book feel a little like a spin-off novella rather than a book of the main series. The details we got & the slowed down pace was something that one doesn’t often get in a series & I really appreciated it.
Weave of Love ended with signs of book four being almost as dramatic as book two; I’m not spoiling anything but it definitely feels like the series has been leading up to this – even if it originally felt like the centre of this series was Gabriel’s predictions. I’m excited to see what happens next & what decisions (or, choices) Leonie & Perry make about their future. This series is so detailed & has such a different feel from other fantasy series that I’ve read – it’s definitely one I recommend.
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Rachel J Bonner is the author of the compelling and enthralling four book Choices and Consequences series. The first book in the series, Strand of Faith, was published in November 2018. Book 2, Thread of Hope, released on 2nd May 2019, followed by Weave of Love on 24th October, and Cloth of Grace at the end of February 2020.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in fantasy or romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun. When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Shooting targets only, honest. Nothing to worry about. (Okay, sometimes we shoot Polo mints. Or cabbages. Still nothing to worry about.)
She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.
You can find out more about her books and sign up for Rachel’s newsletters at www.racheljbonner.co.uk.
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