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5 stars for The Peacemaker: Aleksandra by @HVanlandingham #fantasyromance #romance #bookreview

Title: The Peacemaker: Aleksandra

Author: Heidi Vanlandingham

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Book Blurb:

A Russian Night Witch has a life-or-death choice to make. A German driven by vengeance. Working together, can they defeat the Third Reich?

Russian-Japanese pilot Aleksandra Rybakov searches for her place in the world and finds it as a Night Witch. After a fatal crash during the Battle of Kursk, she is offered a second life with the bonus of immortality by the Norse goddesses Freyja and Idunn, but there’s a catch. To defeat an army of monsters, she must find her courage and believe in herself or lose everyone she loves.

German resistance fighter Jakob Matthau saw his life ripped away when his parents were thrown into a Nazi death camp. Fueled by anger and vengeance, every battle he wins is one step closer to freeing his family. When the beautiful Night Witch Aleksandra introduces him to a world filled with magic and monsters, can they win the most difficult battle of their lives or will billions die in Hitler’s final solution?

My Review:

Aleksandra Rybakov dies but is given a second chance to do the impossible, but she’ll need to dig deep for courage or lose all that she loves. As a Russian Japanese woman, Aleksandra straddles two worlds. She finds her destiny awaits her as a night witch. Dying at the Battle of Kursk wasn’t part of the plan. Norse goddesses Freyja and Idunn offer her a second chance and possibly immortality. Joining forces with handsome resistance fighter Jakob Matthau, they must battle monsters in order to secure not only their own lives but billions of people before Hitler exterminates them. Will they succeed or will they fail?

The Peacemaker takes the reader on an unforgettable adventure filled with action, romance, and of course two Norse goddesses. The backdrop is WWII and yet again, Heidi Vanlandingham creates a fantastic world steeped in history. The hero is a tortured soul bent on vengeance while the heroine is trying to find her way in a world gone mad. It’s interesting to see these two not only fall in love but work through their fears. The plot is so well-paced, there were times when I would get caught up in the story. The writing is superb with plenty of emotional tension. The characters come alive and the reader is pulled into the story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Peacemaker and look forward to the next installment in the series. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Heidi Vanlandingham writes sweet, action-packed stories that take place in war-torn Europe, otherworldly magical realms, and the Wild West. Her love of history finds its way into each book, and her characters are lovable, strong, and diverse. Heidi’s stories transport the reader to a different place and time for understanding, compassion, and most of all, love.

Growing up in Oklahoma and living one year in Belgium gave Heidi a unique perspective regarding different cultures. She still lives in Oklahoma with her husband and youngest son. Her oldest son is in the autism spectrum and is working toward his own dreams. Heidi’s favorite things in life are laughter, paranormal romance books, music, and long road trips.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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