Title: The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge written P.S. Bartlett
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing
Page count: 211
Format: Ebook (read on Microsoft Surface Nook App)
Rating – 5/5
Ivory Shepard didn’t want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn’t plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either.
After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up.
Setting foot on that first pirate ship was nothing compared to the life of freedom and adventure awaiting them, once Ivory and the girls were through playing nice. Only one man believes he can stop her and he won’t need a ship full of guns to do it.
If it were only that easy…
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my stop on the tour for The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge. I would like to start off by thanking both Ravenswood Publishing and the author P.S. Bartlett for allowing me to participate in the tour by reading and reviewing this book!
The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge is the third book that I have read that is written by P.S. Bartlett. I loved the first two books I read from her which are part of a different series so, of course, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review another of her works. Much as I expected, I ended up loving this book as well which just further convinces me of what a great author and storyteller P.S. Bartlett is and I immediately recognized her style of writing which definitely stands apart…it’s always so wonderfully descriptive to where I am easily transported into whatever world she is building. She has this ability to set these incredible moods and tones, obviously this one was vastly different from the past ones I have read, but I just love that she’s able to pull off her style of writing across multiple genres!
This is, I believe, the fourth book I have read this year with a pirate theme but a very important difference is that this story has a female pirate lead, which was also one of the top reasons I wanted to read this book! I love stories that feature women in traditionally male roles and it was fun to see her excel at what women in pirate tales don’t traditionally do! So refreshing and awesome!
I would definitely say that my favorite thing about this book was the main character Ivory. She’s exactly the type of female lead I like to see in a story – strong, stubborn, independent and yet human, vulnerable and caring at the same time.
It took me a couple of chapters to get sucked up into the story but once I did I just got lost in it. It is at once romantic and adventurous, dangerous and lovely. I can always tell if a story has a great romance plot to it because it will make my heart quicken and this book delivered that effect! It was one of those books that are not only like candy where you just can’t get enough so you need to keep reading more but also so satisfying in the descriptions, the world building, and the character building. I actually want to read it again…and I also can’t wait to the next one, so I’ll be waiting!!
If you like romance or historical romance with a fun twist of adventure, this book is for you!!
Award winning author, P.S. Bartlett, was born on Valentine’s Day many moons ago in South Baltimore, Maryland, less than a mile from Fort McHenry and Federal Hill.
Her first novel, “Fireflies,” was published with GMTA Publishing in 2013 and the prequel to “Fireflies,” entitled “Hope From the Ocean,” was published in March of 2014. She loves history and historical fiction. She gets her history fix via movies, television and of course, books although she enjoys reading almost every genre.
Her motto is:
“I’m taking a fantastic voyage. Won’t you join me?”