SUNDAY SHOUT OUT: INVIOLATE BY KAREN TURNER

Is there ever such a thing as too many books? I don’t think there are too many books to read, but there can definitely be too many to review. Often I’m sent books and, with an already sagging review shelf, these unsolicited books often often don’t fit in to my schedule. Other times, I am unable to finish a book I intended to review (for various reasons), or I don’t have time for a full review. Sunday Shout-Out aims to acknowledge these books and the publishers who have sent them to me.

Sunday Shout Out is a bookish meme hosted by Monique of Write Note Reviews. If you’re a book blogger and you want to join in, just:

  • Share the title, author, blurb and image from a book (or more than one) you want to acknowledge
  • Share the genre, price and link to the publisher so readers can follow up if they like the sound of the book
  • Ping back to Write Note Reviews in your post.

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Inviolate by Karen Turner, Palmer Higgs RRP $24.95. Available from Palmer Higgs Books.

Inviolate

Set in 1813, Inviolate continues the story of Alex Broughton, the passionate and determined young woman readers first met in Torn. Although Alex makes every effort to settle into her new life, she struggles to suppress the memories of her lost lover’s passionate yet faithless embrace, and remains haunted by a fleeting and impossible love affair. For Alex, this is a time of growing; a coming of age where she turns to her husband in a desperate effort to carve out a life with him, and just as it seems that contentment is within her grasp, disaster strikes. As the war against Napoleon reaches a crescendo, Alex discovers a web of deceit that slowly unravels long-held secrets to reveal the true meaning of treachery. Trapped in a loveless, violent marriage, and with nothing left to lose, Alex embarks on a fight for survival. Battling the irresistible forces ranging against her, she remains bound to the one man she can never forgive – the one man above all others she can never forget.

I read and reviewed Torn last year and found it to be a pleasant read, overall. Unfortunately I’m unable to fit the sequel into my review schedule at the moment so I’ve opted to give it a Shout Out instead. One for readers of historical fiction, but it will help to read Torn first.

eBook and print copies available from good bookstores (online) and Palmer Higgs. This copy was courtesy of Esencia Communications.