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And The Creek Don’t Rise by R. M. Gilmore – My Review

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Title: And The Creek Don’t Rise

Author: R. M. Gilmore

Release Date: November 24th 2020

Genre: Fantasy

On her twentieth birthday, Lynnie Russell—just a little ol’ thing from down in Havana, Arkansas—falls in love under a full silver moon.

Waking up the next morning naked and caked in blood, Lynnie is faced with a horrifying truth. She’s death incarnate.In a race to unearth what she’s become, Lynnie must hide her beastly thing from those she loves most.

If only to keep them alive.When an unexpected ally offers help, how can she refuse?

The thing with fate or destiny is you can’t change it. What is meant to be will be. Lynnie Reynolds had to learn the hard way. There’s a lot she must endure but in the end, she is a warrior.

The story has a peculiar and interesting take on fae and shifter. The author has added her own twist on fae/shifter folklore and created a world where magic does exist. Secretly but it does exist. I appreciated the little details she added such as the language of magic spoken and names of the other world. The characters were quite entertaining! Mama Lee was one of my favorites. I like the fact that Lynnie had to figure stuff out on her own. Learn as you go. Her choices had consequences. Some of the sayings had me laughing! There were some I hadn’t heard before. I even shed some tears at some heartfelt and crushing moments. Ah good times. 

This is a pretty good read. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. If you’re wanting a different take on fae, magic and shifters, check this book out. I give this 4 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


19 Marigold Lane (Prudence Penderhaus Book 2) by R.M. Gilmore – My Review


Release Date: October 19th 2019

Genre: Young Adult

~Synopsis~

Halloween has passed, and winter is not far ahead, blanketing Flintlock in dreary, foreboding skies and an aura Prudence has never sensed in her sleepy town.
Rumors and speculation about the poor spook-house boy and his little dead brother have begun to spread. Prudence–recovering from surgery–tries to shield Cassius, but it seems rumors are the least of their worries.
When Cassius’s mysteriously elusive neighbor makes himself known, the rules of the game are turned upside down.

As if cancer and my odd boy weren’t enough, the secrets of Flintlock–the fallout of my death-defying bravery–are boiling over faster than I can manage.

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~My Review~

Prudence and the gang are back! Of course there is more mystery and more trouble for them to get into. I was pleased to see the same witty sarcastic banter that I’ve come to love from these characters. 19 Marigold Lane is a lively and enjoyable read. I can’t wait for the next one! I am definitely hooked on this series. I give this 4 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

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17 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore – My Review

Release Date: July 22nd 2019

Genre: Teen & Young Adult

~Synopsis~

Prudence Penderhaus, a high school senior recently diagnosed with cancer, uncovers an odd boy and small-town corruption under dreary Pacific Northwest skies in this dark and quirky coming-of-age mystery.

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~My Review~

17 Marigold Lane is a unique and heartfelt read. I did not expect this book to affect me the way it did. Prudence is a quirky and a special girl. Her strength and will to do the right thing made this story a standout for me. Following some terrible news, Pru decides to live life. Take some chances. Once chance leads her to Cassius.

This is a new to me author. I appreciated the fact that a character with special needs was represented. The story had a nice flow. Some moments that pulled on my heart strings. Others that had me angry. That all makes for a pretty good story. I hope there’s another book. I would love to read more from Pru and her crew. I give this 4 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

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