Weekend Read! The Year of the Barbarian: Dragonfly Trilogy Book 1 by Elizabeth Ann Boyles

The Year of the Barbarian: A Historical Novel of Japan (Dragonfly Trilogy Book 1)


Hello friends! Isn't this a gorgeous book cover? I had the pleasure of reading this debut novel by this talented author, Elizabeth Ann Boyles.

Here's the review-


Captivating story!


In Elizabeth Ann Boyles debut novel, you the reader, get to experience 19th century Japan through the eyes of a young woman of high family stature Sumi, and an American seafaring businessman Johnathan.

You can tell by the lovingly crafted novel much research has been undertaken about this time in our world's history. The inner workings of class structure are interesting and add depth to this novel.

Each character plays a role like a well-choreographed chess match. And, the strict social mores and family structure add to the dynamics in this novel.

There are two more novels in the series, and I'm looking forward to seeing Sumi and Jonathan again. I've got a feeling more will be revealed in their striking story.



Where can you find this novel?




And her second in the series, which I've also read recently-Dragonfly Wings: Dragonfly Trilogy Book 2.

Dragonfly Wings: A Historical Novel of Japan (Dragonfly Trilogy Book 2) by [Elizabeth Ann Boyles]


My review on this novel-

Wonderful story!

This second novel in the series was dynamic. It could be read in series order, or as a stand-alone. Sumi and John both become embroiled in dangerous situations which kept me turning the pages.

It's another fantastic glimpse into feudal Japan, and how non-natives become acclimated to the country. And, romance might be wafting through the cherry blossom scented air!

It is also available on #Amazon-


This one's on my list to read when I have some time (both my writing and day job are keeping me busy😊) -Two Autumns, One Spring: Dragonfly Trilogy Book 3.

Two Autumns, One Spring: A Historical Novel of Japan (Dragonfly Trilogy)


Find this gorgeous novel on #Amazon as well-





Recent reading- An ARC of Marie Sontag's middle-grade novel which is coming out soon. As a former middle school educator, this book was very interesting to read, full of great characters, adventure, and learning.  It contains STEAM lessons at the close of each chapter. Glad to see there's more coming in the future in this series. It's delightful!

Find out more about Marie and her upcoming novel, and enter the paperback book copy #giveaway for one fortunate reader. Don't forget to please add your email so if you win the book, we can contact you. Wish you the best with your entry!

Enter here-http://www.fueledbyfaithandcaffeine.com/2020/08/chatting-with-california-trail.html


Works In Progress Archives | www.MarieSontag.com


And an ARC of Jaime Jo Wright's The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus. I'll be featuring this review in a few more weeks. All I can say right now is, I absolutely loved it. 



The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright



Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it's filled with books, laughter, and great cups of coffee!!

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