Monday, July 15, 2019

Fern: The Montgomery Sisters Book 1 by Kat Flannery (Review and Giveaway!)

I've discovered a new Canadian author whose books are so much fun to read. I've read all three books in the series and enjoyed every single one. Here's my review of the first book in the Montgomery Sisters series. Be sure to enter the giveaway too.

Book Details:

Book Title: Fern (The Montgomery Sisters Book 1) by Kat Flannery
Category: Historical western romance, 182 pages
Genre: Adult Non-Fiction
Publisher: Picco Press
Release date: April 4, 2018
Tour dates: July 1-31, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M (The occasional swear word, not the F-word, mild violence)

Book Description:

Can one woman heal the heart of a lawman? A gardener who uses plants to heal, Fern Montgomery is an outcast who refuses to be pushed out of town. When her friend is murdered and all fingers point to Fern as the only suspect, she must find a way to prove her innocence while fighting off unwanted feelings for the sheriff. Sheriff Gabe Bennett has his mind set on arresting Sarah Fuller’s killer. But his key suspect isn’t what he expected. He soon realizes there is more to the quiet gardener than he’d first anticipated. As passion blooms, Gabe is forced to face his feelings—and the woman who has stolen his heart.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I've discovered a new Canadian author whose historical western romance books are so much fun to read. I've read all three books in the series and enjoyed every single one. The first book introduces us to Fern, the first-born of the three sisters. Fern is the serious sister who feels responsible for taking care of her sisters (as first-born myself I can totally relate!) especially since they lost their parents to tragic circumstances.

Fern is an intelligent woman who has the gift of using plants to heal. She is independent, strong and courageous. When Gabe, the new sheriff, begins to investigate a murder that points to Fern as a suspect, they are thrown together and feelings blossom despite their being at odds with each other.

Flannery starts all her novels with action, pulling the reader in quickly with never a dull moment until before you know it, you've read the whole book! Despite this being a short novel, the characters are well-developed, the pace is excellent, the dialogue realistic moving the plot forward. I did wish this was a longer novel because I loved the characters, the setting and the plot.

Best of all this was a clean romance novel. Although labeled a romance, there is plenty of action, a good plot, and a murder mystery rendering this book a fun page-turner. If you're looking for a quick read with a strong female lead character, look no further.

My review of Poppy, the next book in the Montgomery series will be posted next week.

To read reviews, please visit Kat Flannery's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author: 

Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. A member of many writing groups including the National Romance Writers of America (RWA), Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. When she’s not busy writing or marketing Kat volunteers her time to other aspiring authors. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author, Kat’s books are available all over the world. The BRANDED TRILOGY is Kat’s award-winning series. With seven books published, Kat continues to write two novels a year.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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  1. Beautiful cover! Sounds like a great read!

    1. Hi Janet! Thank you, I love the cover as well!

  2. I like the mystery and intrigue with this book. I love reading these kinds of books!

  3. Sounds like a great romantic mystery to read on a lazy summer afternoon.

  4. This novel sounds captivating and memorable. I would enjoy this story greatly.

  5. Wow! Thanks so much for the honest review of FERN! I am always thrilled to have new readers and am honoured you loved The Montgomery Sisters. :)

  6. This sounds like one that will keep me interested. I love the cover too.

  7. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!


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