To be completely honest up front, this book drew me in from just its cover alone. I didn’t even read the blurb when I saw it on NetGalley, I was that mesmerised and taken by it. I just knew that I had to request and read this book and my instinct was right. Oh my goodness what a spectacular read this is.
Ashley has crafted a plot that is full of family drama, hidden secrets, intrigue and romance which pulls you in right from the get go. Ashley takes you along for the ride and she transports you into it’s world, which you can’t escape from until its final page. I was so entranced, I was surprised when it came to the end, as it felt like no time had passed at all.
There is a great cast of characters that are real, relatable and have been perfectly created and brought to life so beautifully. They are a diverse bunch and they all step up and play out their role extremely well. There were many standouts amongst the bunch, but my personal favourite was loveable housekeeper Trudy.
I really liked how the book was structured and how it moves from past to present and told from different points of view. There are also some twists and turns to mix it up and while you think you have outsmarted Ashley by figuring it out, in she comes with a curve ball, which takes you by surprise and didn’t see it coming at all!
This is the first book of Ashley’s I have read and I was completely blown away by it. I was immediately taken in by her emotive and vivid writing, that takes you wholeheartedly into the story and has you feeling every part of it. A fantastic storyteller I am so pleased to have been introduced to her work and I look forward to more books in the future. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Tangled In Ivy which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Leisure Time Books and Ashley Farley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Tangled In Ivy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2403 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Leisure Time Books (9 June 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B085SVTR8P
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)