Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Loyal Heart: A Review

Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places.
Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything.
After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda's home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined. Phillip's name has been dragged through the mud, everyone in town believes him to be a traitor, and his widow is treated as an outcast. Even more disturbing is her emotional well-being. Miranda seems hopeless, lost, and so very alone. 
Robert had thought his duty would be simple. He would help Miranda as quickly as possible in order to honor a promise. But the moment Robert laid eyes on her, his plans changed. He's mesmerized by her beauty and yearns to help her in any way he can.
He makes it his duty to protect Miranda, turn her reputation around, and to find some way to help her smile again. But it doesn't prove to be an easy task—Robert knows something about Phillip that could shake Miranda to the core and alter her view of the man she thought she knew so well. 


The Loyal Heart was something I was hopeful for. It sounded like it would have good mystery. Unfortunately this book wasn’t for me. The characters were iffy especially Robert Truax was creepy to the point where he wouldn’t leave when asked. It annoyed me greatly. There were some characters I really liked, like Belle and the rest of the staff.

I feel the story went on to long, I feel like a little of it was predictable. There was definitely some enjoyable moments but not enough for me to completely like the book.

I received this book for my honest review from the booklookbloggers program. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Pop Manga: A Review

Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.


Pop Manga is probably one of the most beautiful adult coloring books I’ve ever seen. Camilla d’Erricos art is so wonderful to look at. I was able to review one of her art books a couple months ago. The pop manga coloring book has different things to color, her characters to random objects. And as always these types of coloring books let you take off the dust jacket and color on that as well. Another thing in this coloring book which I really like is d’Errico has this cute little blob character that pops up every couple of pages to remind you, that you don’t have to stick to a certain color. You can do whatever you want, you can use different materials to color with.

The one downside I have with this book is sometimes I feel like some of the artwork is unfinished. And I am ruining a sketch that is not completed, other than that it is a really wonderful adult coloring book, that is definitely unique.  

Here is Camilla D’erricos website if you’d like to keep up on her past or future projects.

I received this from the Blogging for books program for my honest review.