This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
Devil of Gilding (Blake Duology) by December Knight is a Christian thriller that is compelling in both characters and plot, written at an undated time in a small British territory when lords reigned their lands and their favor is sought. Lord James takes steps to find a governess from his deceased wife’s family, namely her cousin Adelaide. His young son, Toby, is susceptible to illness and it is best to educate him at home. James' younger brother, Clemit, is often on hand to guide and nurture Toby. Clemit’s connections through his job become vital when this family is threatened with a bitterness that plagues their freedom, happiness, and even life. One evil act to cover a jealous deed leads to an even more horrific event. The snowball effect is magnified as lie builds upon lie and malicious exploits persist.
December Knight draws a vivid picture of how bitterness can consume a person and those it touches. Devil of Gilding (Blake Duology) has multiple layers of applications woven within the plot. Mainly, no matter the trials or tribulation that come your way you must continue to trust and believe. Even if the answers to Toby’s prayers took time, his faith was inspiring. The pace and intensity picked up as the drama increased. Each character had their own unique voice and vice, written with issues we all face; jealousy, bitterness, love, and insecurities. This novel is both heartfelt and significant. The author’s ability to capture and lure the reader into her fictional world is mesmerizing. I was both in awe and disappointed when this novel ended. I am looking forward to getting the next book in this set, Fallen Angel.