Ivy (The Montgomery Sisters Book 3) - Book Review & Giveaway
Ivy was written by Kat Flannery. It is the third book of The Montgomery Sisters series. This book tour was organized by iRead Book Tours. Any opinions expressed are my own.
About the book:
Ivy Montgomery is tired of her sister’s constant nagging and protectiveness. Blind, she decides to escape in the middle of the night when she is captured and brought far from home. With no understanding of the outside world, Ivy must use her keen abilities to navigate the wilderness around her. Anger and hopelessness are her only defenses against the things she cannot do.
Until she meets a strong-minded Lakota Chief, who will not let her cower to the blindness any longer. Lakota Sioux Chief of the Paha Sapa, Hotah is on a hunt for his brother, Kangi. Cast from their tribe five years before, Kangi has grown a dark spirit and a hatred for all white people. Now on reserved land, Hotah makes a deal with the General to capture his brother in return for his people to have the provisions they need. After rescuing Ivy, he promises to take her home, but danger is near and Hotah soon realizes it is not just his brother he should fear.
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Ivy is the third, and youngest, Montgomery sister. I also think she might be my favorite. She longs to be as independent as her older sisters, Fern and Poppy, but will never be able to prove to them, or herself, that she’s anything more than their helpless little blind sister unless to gets away from their watchful eyes.
I really enjoyed the developing relationship between Ivy and Hotah. Ivy wants to prove herself as capable even though she’s completely lost in the world (literally). Hotah wants to protect Ivy, but also sees that she has an understanding of the world around her. They both struggle a little to accept each other, but figure things out as they make their way back to the Montgomery homestead.
I do wish the story was longer. It felt a bit more rushed than the first two books. I was still impressed by the character development and back stories that were shared… but wanted more. Longer versions of all three stories would have been even better!
About the author:
Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. A member of many writing groups including the National Romance Writers of America (RWA), Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. When she’s not busy writing, or marketing Kat volunteers her time to other aspiring authors. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career, and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author, Kat’s books are available all over the world. The BRANDED TRILOGY is Kat’s award-winning series. With seven books published, Kat continues to write two novels a year.