Review: Thread of Hope
Thread Of Hope
The enthralling sequel to the compelling Strand of Faith.
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Is honesty always the best policy?
Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may...
Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…
Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?
In Thread of Hope, Rachel Bonner explores a world just out of reach where magic and Magic’s people have been reintroduced on society. Religion and feudal systems have re-emerged as a significant power structure and romance is as complicated as ever. Prospero (Perry) and Leonie must fight for their love by breaking free of the societal structures that separate them. Just when everything seems perfect, they learn that society and its mores are more binding than ever.
I have mixed feelings about this book. Ms. Bonner has created an interesting post-apocalyptic universe that feels both present and distant. She weaves her mythology well and there are plenty of intriguing characters. On the other hand, the story never really surprised me. From the romance to the conclusion, the plot took expected leaps forward. Is that bad? I don’t know, but I wanted some surprises. The book bogged down in romantic elements when I wanted more depth. But I felt the same about Outlander, so maybe I’m not the bears judge of cross-genre romance.
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During the book tour Strand of Faith will be at 99p, Thread of Hope is priced at £2.99.
Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal 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. Target shooting only, honest. 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.
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