It’s the last day of the tour everyone! Just wanted to let you know, that the Facebook event has been canceled due to both Tammy and I being sick. If you haven’t already though, please be sure to enter the giveaway! And thank you for joining us on this journey!
Today, I also, finally, have my review! Since I have been planning the tour, it was hard to fit in my review, but I figured the last day of the tour would be an ideal place for it.
4. 5 stars.
I did not expect this book to turn out the way it did. Which is one of the reasons I love it so. I was in a HUGE reading slump when I picked it up. I was in one of those moods where I literally didn’t want to read anything. I was bored, I had read some boring things recently and it sucked the joy out of my reading. Then I picked up this gem.
I wasn’t sure what to expect as there had been many different genre’s used to describe it. It was also a wee bit slow in the beginning, but for some reason it didn’t bother me that much. It read like an old friend and I was interested enough in Izzy’s secrets that I had to keep reading. Not to mention, I am of the mindset who loves details that are beautiful, and Tammy’s are beautiful. There is a lovely way that the words are woven together and it was completely different than anything I had read before and I think that is why it was so interesting to me. The first person narrative was unusual and somehow it worked in a fascinating way.
For instance, I loved how Izzy’s flashback sneaked up on us readers as well as on Izzy. I was taken with the way it felt as though you weren’t quite sure if what she was experiencing was real, or if it was a flashback.
The characters as well. Prepare for a bit of fangirling. Oh. My. Heart. Each one was unique and special, even the ugly ones. Um, hello, I wanted to punch a certain someone way early in the book before they were really revealed as a bad guy. Somehow I have a certain sense about that. I know who to trust and who not to pretty quickly in stories. He was MEAN. *glares* BUT ALL OF THE LOVELIES! I wanted to hug them all! Izzy needed a good talking to and thankfully Miss Margaret gave her that. Jonathan. . . the poor tormented soul. TUBS. . . dear one, can I keep him forever?
The themes. Wow. I had no idea of Tammy’s backstory as I read this book, but I could sense that there was something deep behind the meaning of the story and it’s characters. I was moved to tears when I read her Author’s note in the back of the book and that theory paid off. I balled my eyes out when I realized the true heart behind this book and the amount of personal experience had been poured into it. Tammy’s heart behind this book is evident and I couldn’t help but love it, even if I hadn’t already.
Content: There is some violence, mentions of people dying, etc. Slavery is brought up in a delicate fashion, wounds and more. A kiss between a husband and wife is all that occurs. Due to the maturity of the story, I would recommend it for ages 13+. Everything that Miss Lash dealt with in this book was done so well, I never worried once about the content for my younger sisters. Who have both read this book and loved it by the way.
First Prize: One autographed paperback copy of White Wolf and the Ash Princess.
Second Prize: One Birch necklace inspired by the book and handmade by Tammy
Third Prize: One Birch Bookmark inspired by the book and handmade by Tammy.
To enter: follow the directions on the rafflecopter giveaway. I made this so anyone can enter, whether you have facebook or not.
Rules: Only open to USA entrants. But don’t despair if you are international. Tammy has graciously offered to giveaway one ebook copy to an international entrant!
Giveaway ends Midnight Easter Time zone, February 8th, the last day of the tour.
Enter away! There are many different ways to earn points!
Info on the author:
Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy’s home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, “hunting” for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children’s ministry for over twenty years.
If you would like to connect with Tammy, here are all of the ways you can do so! If you have any questions or thoughts on the book, she would love it if you contacted her! Messages from readers are like chocolate. An author can never have too many!
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That’s a wrap folks! Thank you so much for following along on this journey! Be sure to pick up a copy of the book if you haven’t already! You can find it here!
By God’s Grace,