Book Review: Ginger's Heart

Ginger's Heart (A Modern Fairytale)

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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B01CKIU6OE.

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery, a modern-day fairytale about the many faces of love.

Once upon a time there were two cousins:
one golden like the sun,
one dark like midnight,
one a protector,
one a predator,
one a Woodsman
one a Wolf…
both owning equal,
but different,
parts of a little girl’s heart.

In this contemporary love story, loosely inspired by "Little Red Riding Hood," the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.

Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky's premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father's Stallion Manager, and Cain's cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love. 

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Ginger's Heart generously provided by RockstarLit PR in exchange for an honest review.**

With each new book of Katy Regnery's modern fairytale series I'm reminded why I love contemporary romance stories; a true testament to Regnery's specific style of lyrical and character-centric storytelling. Her correlations between classic fairytales and her own versions perfectly romance her readers. In Ginger's Heart her writing pulses with the beat of this story about a young girl and her compassionate heart split between the light and dark within two very distinctively different boys. 

Ginger's Heart, just like Regnery's previous fairytale stories, engaged me as a reader with entertaining prose, thoughtful inner conflict, and well placed dialogue. This story stands proud with a structured plot hooking you from the very beginning constantly evolving along with her characters. Lots of angst and self-reflecting pour from the multiple points of views developing each of these characters fully. This author's style of writing speaks freely to my romance loving soul with much ease as her characters relate to real inner conflicts within ourselves about the self-discovery on the path to growing up. Her themes question the validity of passion, turmoil, and comfort of everlasting love in profound ways. 

As always with this author's work I want to preserve the plot as it twists a little to develop in such an organic way I'd never wish to spoil. Trust in the writing, plot, and characters to get you to a place you can feel satisfied and completely invested in the story. Trust in all the feels and the roller coaster of emotions Regnery takes you on to get you to this place. Really feel the conflicts and super sweet moments for all they are because this author never takes you on an easy one but rather a bittersweet test of love. And honestly, there were a couple times where I thought certain thoughts about character action and few repetitive contextual things surrounding the different points of view. But having reminded myself that Regnery always has a grand plan in her books, I found with Ginger's Heart the road was winding throughout and those little things really added to the conflict and ultimate discovery, for Ginger especially, leading us through a complete 360 viewpoint of the characters and their development. 

In the interest of not sounding any more vague than I already do I'm just going to highly suggest that romance lovers read this book actually, read this entire series of stand alone stories. There are electric qualities to Katy Regnery's writing that hypnotize me as a reader that I think will hypnotize you as well. With Ginger's Heart I felt captivated once again by the depth and exploration of each character's journey. This is a story, a series, all romance readers should definitely read.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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