Today I am delighted to welcome author Katrina Hart to Jen Med’s Book Reviews to share with us all a little of her #BookLove. Before we find out all about her book crushes and her greatest love of all, here is a little bit about Katrina.
My name is Katrina but I was always called Katie. I live in the East of England with my family and Holly, Smokey my two cats as well as Jessie our dog, they are a nutty bunch but I love them all the same.
This blog is a bit of everything relating to writing, books, favourite quotes and sometimes cats and dogs. I’m a discovery writer so this blog could veer off into all directions knowing me, however I will try not to let my blog seem like a wild creature that needs taming. My First novel is called Finding Destiny, writing it sparked such a love of delving into new worlds with interesting people. I don’t think I could ever stop writing now, once it was finished I wrote another book that I’m currently editing at the moment. Also at this moment in time I’m working on producing my third novel.
Since I started writing I have discovered a new love for quotes, a quote that really inspired was from Toni Morrison. Toni said “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” I came across this quote whilst I was studying, this is one of the many things that inspired me to begin my first novel. Reading is a great passion of mine, I could easily spend a whole lifetime engrossed in a good book. That’s what summer’s for right? Reading in the garden, letting the day pass you by.
I love to hear about new and upcoming books, this is something that really excites me as I just can’t wait to crack open a new book and start reading. I would like to use this chance to welcome all writers that would like to be a guest blogger and share about their novels, short stories along with giving people a insight into what journeys their characters may take as well as any future plans they have.
About Katrina’s Books
When eighteen year old Alex’s little sister’s pony goes missing, he sets out to look for her and finds himself in a strange gypsy camp in the middle of a forest. The pony is being cared for by a young girl called Faith. When Alex accepts a drink from Faith’s grandmother, he wakes up later to find himself transported into 2038 to a technologically-advanced, very colourful world inhabited by humans and robots. Alex soon discovers that he is now twenty, married and has a magical little baby girl. A magic he only seems to notice. He soon finds out that he will have to defend his little girl from the half-breeds with everything he has. He travels back through the magic pages of books to try and save her before it is too late and she is lost from him forever.
Dr Bailey Cartwrite is devastated when his girlfriend, Lucy, is killed. But in her last act of love, Lucy appears to Bailey as an angel and sends him to the world of Little Snow – the snow globe world. All Bailey must do to find what is lacking in his life, is believe in the magic of Christmas… Bailey wakes up in Little Snow to find himself married with a baby son. Together with Holly, the woman who says she is now his wife, Bailey starts to learn about the life he’s supposedly created with her. In doing so, he realizes that Holly, too, is facing heartbreak. Can Bailey renew his trust in God and find peace and true love with Holly?
The Flower Angel: Two strangers.One past. Can the Flower Angel help Lara and Chris find love? Lara and Chris are strangers when they meet at Forget-Me-Not-Inn, the place where lost and lonely souls come to find love. Drawn to one another from the start, Chris soon realises that they have a traumatic secret in common – something that Lara will find challenging to forgive… Will the Flower Angel be able to work her magic and help Lara and Chris find true love together? Anything’s possible at Forget-Me-Not- Inn.
Fayre is house-sitting, all alone, at Christmas. As midnight chimes, she’s confronted by an intruder, who just happens to be sleepwalking – and naked.
As Fayre’s outrage turns to passion, she wonders if this man is hers for life, or just for Christmas?
You can find all of Katrina’s books on her Amazon page.
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Favourite book from childhood
My childhood sweetheart would have to be the collection of The Peter Rabbit Stories by Beatrix Potter.
When I was young I used to hide in my toy cupboard with a little torch just to read The Peter Rabbit stories, and then I’d hide the book under my pillow so I could read it again when I couldn’t sleep.
The Peter Rabbit stories always felt magical to me, full of great animal characters and little fun adventures like when Peter Rabbit found himself in Mr McGregor’s Garden and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and her journey to returning all the animal clean mittens etc…
But one of my favourites in The Peter Rabbit Collection is The Tailor Gloucester which is about a poor tailor who make waistcoats and has a mouse hungry cat, but on Christmas Eve the animals can talk and the mice did something to help him…
I also love the beautiful pictures in each book.
The first book you fell in love with
There are so many books I’ve fallen in love with, but one that stick in my mind is Loving Eliza by Ruth Ann Nordin. I found this book to be emotional and beautiful at the same time.
It is about Eliza who left her old life behind to start again and become a lady. But when she arrives in South Dakota she runs into a man who is mute named John Evens. He loves her instantly and want her as his wife but she fight his love for her even though they end up spending a lot of time together and her feeling grows for him throughout the book. What made me fall in love with this book was the way they both had to find a way to communicate with each other and in some of those scenes in the book you see how two people from different ways of life can come together and build a friendship..
I think this book I’ve read so many times along with the other books that followed it…
Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with
Vin from The Keeper Of Moon Haven by Ciara Gold. Who would love a shape shifting man who lives in a world full of mystical creature.
Weirdest book crush
Erik from On The Silver Edge Of Time By Ciara Gold.
Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end
The Keeper Of Moon Haven By Ciara Gold. I loved this book, for me it was one of those stories that once you started reading you just melted into the characters and their worlds and everything around you just melts away. I found this book the hardest to stop reading and was guttered when it was finished.
However, The Keeper Of Moon Haven is a wonderful book about the Castle Hamingjur that stands alone, some fear it’s hunted until the blue moon arrives and the Keeper-Vin crosses into the human world. However on this visit Noreen finds Beletania’s diary which create a joining of her world and the faery Realm. This book is full of magical moments and an end that makes you wanting to read more….
The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.
Rogue for a Night by Jenna Petersen
Guilty Reading pleasure
Rogues, Rakes & Jewels by Claudy Conn
Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre
Fantasy and Historical romance.
Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months
Agony by Kshitij, This book is about Kewy a young teacher who starts having terrifying nightmares. Until one day the moment comes to unearth her nightmare at a place full of fear evil and death.
Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?
The Keeper of Moon Haven by Ciara Gold because I think anyone on a date with that book would be happy until the end.
Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.
Once Jilted by Ciara Gold because it’s a beautiful story of one woman’s journey to find a husband and adopt a little girl who came along on the orphan train. The story is gripping and emotional and since reading it has always stayed with me. And I’ve read it many times since.
I think what I am loving most about this series is that it is highlighting books way outside of my genre and which wouldn’t normally feature on the blog. Isn’t that the beauty of books? We all find a little something which fits us perfectly. Thanks to Katrina for sharing a little of her #booklove with us all.
So what do you think? Any other fans of historical romance out there? Have you read any of these books or do you have any other suggestions in the genre?
Make sure to join me next week when I’ll be sharing the book love with author Vaseem Khan on the eve of the release of his new book, The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, and very well known and popular blogger Anne Cater of Random Things Through My Letterbox.
Have a fab day of reading all