The other two that called to me at the book store Sunday. A Ladies Guide to Etiquette and Murder was a blame it on litsy from a few of you! And I love Charlaine Harris so the first of her new series was a must! #newbooksmell
I found this book completely by chance and now I‘m obsessed with it! It‘s different from the Sookie Stackhouse series that I loved, but entertaining for sure!
Cowboys, Wizards and Russian Royalty may sound like an odd combo but they have come together perfectly in this alternative history story.
When Gunnie Rose suddenly finds herself in the employ of two Gregori, Russian wizards, she knows its never been more important to keep the story of her own magical blood - and the man responsible for it - a secret.
An awesome introduction to a whole new world from Charlaine Harris. Can‘t wait for the next one!
In this #alternatehistory the Romanov family survived but FDR died before taking office. There‘s also magic. Lizbeth Rose (AKA Gunnie) is part of a crew escorting a family from Texoma to New America. When that goes sideways she ends up on a road trip with a pair of Russian wizards looking for a descendant of Rasputin. Many folks don‘t want them to succeed. This was a fun magical adventure story with interesting characters. ⬇️ #roses #literarylove
It took a while to get wrapped up in the story, but I‘m glad I stuck it out. Lizbeth is feisty and capable. The world-building took a while, I disliked Paulina, Eli was awfully slow on the uptake; but overall this was good. Now it‘s a waiting game for the rest of the trilogy.
As usual, this author has created an entirely believable alternate universe from her imagination and shared it with us for our entertainment. Never knowing who the enemy may be or what they will look like while traveling makes for a page-turning adventure with a strong, female lead wearing a pair of Colt pistols on her hips. I loved this new, desert locale tale from Charlaine and give it five stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I love books by Charlaine Harris and I was super excited when I found out there would be a new series. This is book one in the Gunnie Rose series. I was a little hesitant about it at first but the further I read the more I fell in love with her character. She is a tough as nails gunslinger and fights to protect anyone she works for. I am excited to see what her story holds and I hope there will be more books!
Lizbeth Rose is a woman who does what needs doing, even when it hurts. Loved the world building, the characters, and the story. I‘ve read Harris‘s Lily Bard, Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Sookie Stackhouse books, as well as Midnight, Texas but this might be my favorite.
Usually, I can breeze through a #charlaineharris book in like, a day. This one took me a good long while to really get into; once I did, though, it was a quick read the rest of the way through, w/ a pretty likable pair of characters at the forefront. Gunslinging lady badass Lizbeth is pretty much everything I love in heroines, and Eli is a charmer. Follows the same formula Harris does best, so sometimes super-predictable, but fun. #aneasydeath
In an alternate history of the US, President Roosevelt was assassinated and the VP along with a huge portion of the US population died in an influenza outbreak during the Great Depression. Other countries have taken over portions of the US and in an area known as Texoma, we follow Lizbeth Rose, a young gun for hire, as she protects two Russians searching for a relative of Rasputin in order to save their tsar.
It was tightly-plotted, but I didn‘t like the first person POV, or the short, choppy sentences. They do make an easy read, so I think that will help it sell well. I‘m tired of reading about teenagers. I‘m unsure how I feel about Charlaine Harris writing characters who are people of color in Mexico, even in alternate histories—racism was strictly confined to Dixie, and no Native Americans existed.
#TBRtemptation post 2! #BEA18 Edition! The first installment in the Gunnie Rose series. To be released in October. Set in a fractured US, Lizabeth Rose is a young gunslinging mercenary distrustful of magic, so she's not thrilled when she's a guide for two Russian wizards who are looking for a low-level magic practitioner, whose blood can save their tsar, along the US-Mexico border. The task is more than she bargained. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎