Monday, August 7, 2017

Dark Designs by Stefanie Spangler

Paperback, 250 pages
Expected publication: August 2017 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Twins Ivy and Violet Grant are opposites. Ivy, a hot-tempered redhead, couldn’t wait to get off the farm and see the world. Violet, a quiet brunette, was content to stay home and help their grandmother with the family business. The one thing they have in common is their magic.

Charlie Logan’s sinister obsession with Ivy Grant has ruled his life. When he discovers a book of dark magic during a burglary, he decides to return to Oak Hill and use his newfound power to gain control over Ivy.

Ivy and Violet, with help from their grandmother, need to practice their magic to overcome the evil seeping into their lives. A battle is coming, and Ivy’s life is not the only one at stake.

My Thoughts…

Romance, danger, magic, and small town charm are all found within Dark Designs by Stefanie Spangler.    The book is a quick and easy read that I could not put down.   The magic in the book was there in every scene yet it was more of a feeling, a small reaction than a wham bam here is my magic scene.   I felt that this made the book seem more realistic, more true to life, and more enjoyable for me.  

Ivy and Violet’s grandmother was my favorite character.   Even with her magic she was sweet, lovable, protective, and perfect.     She was portrayed exactly as a grandmother should be.   She worked the farm alongside her husband, raised her granddaughters when her daughter wouldn’t, and protected them with all that she had.   I do wish there was more explanation of her magic, how did she get it, was it inherited, what was her skill with it. 

If you like fun, quick, and magical books I recommend checking out Dark Designs by Stefanie Spangler. 

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Meet the author…

Stefanie Spangler has always loved books and reading, and one day, she decided to write a book of her own.
Stefanie lives in central Illinois with her husband and daughters. When she's not reading or writing, she’s usually editing someone else’s book. But she also enjoys gardening, knitting, and forcing others to read her favorite books.

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