Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Review: Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley


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Title: Corral Nocturne

Author: Elisabeth Grace Foley

Series: Historical Fairytales #1 (novella)

Genre: Historical/Fairy Tale Retelling

Audience: Teen-Adult

~ MY REVIEW ~
**4 stars**

Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley was such a sweet book, I enjoyed it a lot!

In a lovely western setting with a subtle Cinderella theme, a story unfolds of a quiet, overlooked girl named Ellie and the handsome son, Cole, of the wealthiest rancher in the area. Summer brings about a fairytale-ish romance, but small trials and mean-spirited whispers are at work to keep this love story from coming to full bloom …

This really was just a sigh-worthy little tale. Short and sweet with charming feel and lovely writing style. I enjoyed Ellie Strickland and Cole Newcomb. Wonderful characters both. I like how Ellie is intelligent, yet innocently sweet and a bit shy. And Cole is such a self-assured yet kind and thoughtful young man! Ed was terribly unpleasant most of the time, and I say, it was quite satisfying, what he got at the end! *mischievous grin* The McGregors were quite fun and a little bit laughable. They kind of made me picture Ma and Pa Kettle and their bunch (if you’ve watched those movies).

The romance of Corral Nocturne … *dreamy sigh*. It was just so cute! Talk about an old-fashioned, summer-day kind of swoony romance. It was beautiful. I liked it so very much. Oh, and a note on that, it was refreshingly “clean”. Just a gentle, sweet romance; no inappropriate or heated scenes.

Ooh, and I just loved the details of the dresses and such! So much fun. I adore historical and fashion through the eras; so yes, that was delightful reading.

I noticed that one reviewer of Corral Nocturne said that Elisabeth Grace Foley’s writing style had a L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables feel. I quite agree. Whimsical and sweet. This book definitely made me think of L.M. Montgomery’s books; which I happen to quite like! *smiles*

Overall, Corral Nocturne was an adorable short story, and I really liked it! Even sighed happily at the end. Looking forward to reading more by Elisabeth Grace Foley!

I received a copy of Corral Nocturne from the author in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really sweet read. I'm not sure if I bought a copy or not... but if not, then I must. :)

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    1. Yes! :-D It just was really cute, :-)

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