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Onto the review! (Yeah, another book (actually two books) review… I mean, this is a book review blog, but Saturdays are supposed to be not-book-review days. Eh. I’m sure y’all’ll understand.)
Okay, both of these books were surprisingly good. They blew me away. I certainly wasn’t expecting two really well-written romances when I started it, and by the end? Well, I was genuinely shocked. xD I remember thinking: “…What? whaaaaaaaaaat? um what did I just read“- that was how shocked I was at the amazing writing, creative plot, and overall atmosphere of the story.
Alright, now I’ll talk about each book separately.
Their whole life turned to sawdust and blew away . . .
Please don’t leave me, Jacob. I need you. I know you’re grieving. Maybe we all are. But you’re chasing something you’ll never catch . . . and we both know you won’t come back alive.
I thought the plot was incredibly interesting- it includes a missionary spreading the gospel to the Indians, but in the time period of the late 1600’s? There has to be something to that. I only wish the blurb would say more about the story, since now I’m not sure what I can say without it being considered as a spoiler. xD I also really wasn’t expecting most of the plot twists that the author threw in, but I ended up really enjoying them! Though I was kinda doubting that things would turn out well and all. I found the romance to be rather cliché too; also, while I would consider it as clean, it’s definitely more for older readers (13+). I’ll cover some of that in the content section.
I do wish, however, that she explained a couple of things more in depth- I didn’t really feel like some of the Indians’ conversions were as well written as they could have been. But overall, the characters in this story are incredibly sweet and lovable, and Willowy Whisper definitely did a good job on most of them. 😀
Meet My Boyfriend:
One accident. One man. One dance.
She’d never noticed Levi Grant. Not really. Everyone knew about him, though. Everyone remembered the accident, the tragedy. It was hard to forget. Especially since he had no arm.
She only said yes because of her soft-heart-syndrome. He’d never asked anyone to the dance. Never even had a girlfriend. How could she say no?
But as she’s thrust into a whirlwind of misunderstandings and danger . . . the whole world seems to change. Will her heart change with it?
Meet My Boyfriend was the first book I’ve read from Willowy Whisper, and I really enjoyed it! It’s a contemporary story about Claire Bentley and Levi Grant. Claire accepts Levi’s invitation to a dance simply because she feels sorry for him.
Interesting plot, right? RIGHT YOU ARE. I requested this book from Willowy because the blurb lured me in. xD And it didn’t disappoint! Like in Only Children Chase Sawdust, Meet My Boyfriend also has some really interesting plot twists including a man’s struggle with addictions, how that involved Claire and Levi and their families, and how it turned out for the best. I did find the romance to be cliché to the point where it was a little cringy, but it was still sweet to read. *shrugs* I’d probably give the romance 2.5 (1 being cringingly cliché and 5 being well-written and not cliché at all).
I feel like I didn’t cover many of the plot twists that occurred in this book, but I can’t really because of spoilers? So if you decide on picking up this book, be aware that there are lots of plot twists. xD
Overall, I really enjoyed this read! I would rate it 5 stars if the romance was a little more well-written- that’s how much I enjoyed it. 🙂
Both of the books had a very similar level of content.
- The kissing was more described than I would like it to be- that’s why I’m docking half a star off both of them.
- In Only Children Chase Sawdust, there is a lightly described massacre. Nothing particularly frightening though- I think an 11+ year old could read it and be fine.
- In Meet My Boyfriend, a man handles a woman roughly. It’s lightly described, so I’d recommend it for 11+.
Overall, both Only Children Chase Sawdust and Meet My Boyfriend are really great books! I definitely will be reading more of Willowy Whisper’s works in the future. Will I be reading these particular books again? Yes, but I would skim over the romance scenes in the future.
Only Children Chase Sawdust: 4.5 stars.
Recommended to 14+ because of a lightly described Indian massacre and semi-described romance (3 of 5 stars- 1 being lightly described and 5 being heavily described).
Meet My Boyfriend: 4 stars.
Recommended to 15+ because of lightly described physical abuse on a woman and semi-described romance (3.5 stars- I being lightly described and 5 being heavily described).
*I received both of these books for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Have you read any of Willowy Whisper’s works? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments.
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