Hello and welcome to my blog tour stop for Gina Dickerson's thrilling release The Pennington Christmas Curse!
The Pennington Christmas Curse
Release date: 6th January 2014
Can curses really live outside of fairy tales?
At Winter Solstice something came for the Penningtons and tore their family apart. On the same day, thirteen years later, daughters Iysobel and Ziema are terrified by what appears in the mirror before them.
Terrified a curse hangs over the Pennington family eldest daughter Iysobel struggles to uncover the truth and find out if the curse really does exist.
Fighting forces she never imagined existed outside of the fairy tales she read as a child; Iysobel is not only in danger of losing her life but also her heart. As she discovers hidden secrets about her mother and even herself, Iysobel is caught up in an icy web of magic and mystery.
This winter one thing Iysobel isn’t wishing for is a white Christmas...
I really enjoy Gina's style of writing so when I got the chance to review The Pennington Christmas Curse I jumped at it, her stories are like modern fairy tales taking a pinch of the stories from your childhood and giving them an awesome modern twist!
The Pennington sisters have been brought up by their grandmother following the death of their mother at the suspected hands of their father who is now in a coma, they feel that their family is different and at many stages of their youth they experience strange happenings in their lives as well as witnessing a stranger in a grey hood who seems to vanish without a trace.
As the enter adulthood they both have very different ideas about their mother's death and about what they have experienced over the years but it doesn't change how the sisters feel about one another, they remain close, however will they stay close once they start digging in to their mother's past?
As they discover more and more about their late mother a new threat rears its ugly head, threatening to destroy their family and everything they know. Will they survive?
As per normal I'm leaving it there, I love fairy tales and this has hints of Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel with a touch of Narnia too. Gina is fantastic at weaving her stories and really adds layers to her written worlds, this really is evident with the descriptions of the frost, snow and ice that take up a major part of this novel.
Once more Gina has provided me with a superb enchanting read, I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Awarded 5 out of 5
Thank you to Neverland Book Tours for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review
Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent, in the UK, with her family and playful Siberian husky. She is a full-time author and writes romantic suspense with a twist, horror, and fantasy because her characters refuse to play nice and wind up with more than a few bone-rattling skeletons in their closets.
As well as being the author of The Pennington Christmas Curse, signed with Limitless Publishing, Gina is the author of the murderous romantic suspense novel Unveiling Christmas, the twisted short story collection, Underleaf, as well as the fantasy, adventurous romance series Mortiswood Tales, and has also written fashion and shopping columns for a local newspaper.
When she’s not writing, Gina loves rummaging in vintage clothes shops, taking way too many photographs, and leafing through fashion glossies.