Friday, August 5, 2016

BLOG TOUR / REVIEW FOR - BEAUTY AND THE CLOCKWORK BEAST - BY NANCY CAMPBELL ALLEN




Welcome to my stop for this awesome book!



DESCRIPTION:

Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast. 

When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?


MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I love re-tellings so much, when they are done well.  This one is done well.  Different!  Plus, this is Beauty and the Beast.  Does it get any better than that?  Not in my opinion.  This is one of my all time favorite fairy tales.  What better story than seeing beyond what's outside and seeing what really matters.

This story is just that.  Lucy arrives at the Blackwell Manor and has heard all the horror stories of the Lord of the manor.  Not having met him yet, she only had to go off what every one else had told her about him.

Lucy was not there for the Lord of the manor though.  She was there for her cousin Kate.  Who is as close to her as a sister.  Kate had been ill since being married and going to the Blackwell manor.  Lucy is determined to find out what is ailing her and won't give up until she does.

Lucy finds that there is more going on in the manor than meets the eye.  There is so much to this story.  There are 'bots' that take care of the manor.  There are forces outside of the "real" world that are in the manor.  Miles Blackwell, Lord of the manor is not just a man.  

Lucy, is a lovable and funny character from the very beginning.  She is spunky, and one hard headed woman who knows what she wants.  Love her.

There are so many elements to this book that just made me happy.  I love the world that Allen brings to life in this book.  I love the characters!  Each one brings a new spin to the book.  There are so many wonderful, cryptic, interesting, fantastic things happening.  It was exciting to read, and kept me interested from beginning to end, with a love story to boot.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Source:  I was given this book as part of a tour, in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of twelve published novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005 , her work won the Utah Best of State award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.


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