Thursday, September 21, 2017

#REVIEW: I.Am.Elizabeth. by Kathi Morehead

Title: I.Am.Elizabeth.
Author: Kathi Morehead
Series: none
ISBN: 978-1635355529
Publisher: Neely Worldwide Publishing
Published Date: September 1, 2017
Pages: 343
Buy It Link: Amazon

Synopsis: Elizabeth of York died in 1503. Annie Campbell lives today. Can they reach through time to heal one another's soul, or will their secrets be impossible to overcome?
.... Why can't I sleep? It is not as though tonight is any different from last night, or the night before, or even the night before that. It's hot, and not a breath of air moves through the window. I feel like I will go mad from this anxiety, this fear. But of what? It's so very dark tonight. No moon, no light from the windows. Just dark... Damn you, darkness. You've not been kind the past few nights. What horror do you hold for me tonight?

My Rating: 4 1/2 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I remember the first time I picked up a Philippa Gregory novel. It was The White Queen, and I was in an airport, waiting for my flight to go back home and plan the funeral of the man who raised me after my father died. In spite of all the grief I was in, I couldn't put it down, and it started a love for me of the historical fiction that was the War of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty. So when I saw this book, I had to revisit my old love.
This book is definitely a different take, blending both historic and modern times, but I really enjoyed it. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author made the two characters come to life and shed some light on Elizabeth of York., a queen with still much mystery that surrounds her. I liked the idea of two very strong women guiding this book, even though one doesn't seem to know it in her own brokenness.
I will be looking for more of this author's works, as her way of writing was so immersive and entertaining. The only thing I don't like about the book is the cover, it's just not calling to me.

1 comment:

  1. This may be my favorite review. Thank you. I was terrified writing Elizabeth's story, I even asked a few questions of Philippa Langley with respect to the times Elizabeth lived in. I had a huge fear that those who loved The White Queen and The White Princess would despise the Elizabeth I had crafted. But to be honest with you, I do so Elizabeth as I portrayed her. Strong, smart, kind, and not afraid to be herself. So, I thank you so much. With respect to the cover, I do not have any problem with that at all. The original cover was all Elizabeth. I changed the design of the cover to reflect Annie's condition. The darkness she was in versus the light of youth. The book seems to have a split appeal almost: the Annie camp and the Elizabeth camp. Suffice to say I love them both more than life, so I'm just happy that you enjoyed the story ... and that the history resonated with you. Thank you so much. Kathi

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