** Review ** Vanguard of Hope – Sapphire Brigade book 1 , by Kathy Stieneman

Hope has a secret. Can she share it? Will she succumb to her passions? Or will her memories of the past extinguish her desires?

Lisetville, 1890: Murders are committed; homes are burned; family secrets are buried; an unexpected romance complicates lives. Amid the mystery and violence, a vigilante brigade emerges to administer justice.

Flowing through the intrigue and drama is a dark undercurrent that will touch your heart as you empathize with the victims.

 

review by emma
~Review~
This book is written in journal format exploring the adult life of Hope and her journey covering issues of sexual abuse, racism, vigilantes and life changing illness.
Due to the subject matter this book is not for those easily upset, it is distressing to read in places, however I felt the matter was dealt with in a very sensitive manner and was an essential part of the story.
If I’m honest I thought this book was going to be a bit boring, judged purely on my impression of the book cover. I am happy to say I was wrong; this book had me gripped and wanting more from the first entry.
There is so much going on in this book it would have been easy for the writer to get carried away and loose the reader in each complex situation and scenario, however it made for a very enjoyable and very cleverly written read.
I look forward to reading more of your work.

4 APPLES
~Emma~

 

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