Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Review - The Ivory Princess by Heather Pardoe

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Review by Suze
Tanni loves her job. She's a historical illustrator and her work is versatile and interesting. When she starts at Theodesia Abbey in North Wales she's excited to be part of the team. They are digging up artefacts that are linked to a tragic medieval love story about the Ivory Princess. Tanni is happy to leave home for a while to work with a good friend. She has the time to look at her life from a distance and knows there are some tough decisions she needs to make.
When precious items are being stolen the atmosphere at the abbey isn't as relaxed as it used to be any longer. Tanni is a naturally curious person and she suddenly finds herself in the middle of this serious matter. Is someone she knows involved in the thefts? Are things as they seem or is there a more complicated explanation for the disappearances of important artefacts? Tanni has to make sure she knows exactly what's going on, there's a lot at stake, even the wellbeing of her heart.
Tanni is a sweet and fierce woman. Her work brings her joy and it's clear that she is where she belongs professionally. Her personal life is a different matter though. Tanni could use a bit more love and appreciation and that's something I really wanted for her, because she's so lovely and truly deserves it. There are several mysterious men on the site and I couldn't wait to find out more about their motives and personalities. I was intrigued from the start and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen to Tanni. The ending is surprising and I liked it very much. Heather Pardoe has written a fabulous plot.
The Ivory Princess is a wonderful romantic story. I loved the historical background she created and was fascinated by the love story that is linked to the abbey. It's clear that Heather Pardoe has a passion for history, which gives everything she writes a great sparkle. I always enjoy her stories, they have a charming mysterious quality that I admire. The Ivory Princess is no exception, it's an amazing enchanting story.


  1. This book sounds really good. I love romantic stories, especially if they have a historical background. Also I really like the title of this book. Can't wait to read it! Great review!

  2. What a wonderful review. This books sounds amazing, will definitely check it out!

  3. What a wonderful job Tanni has - sounds fascinating.

  4. I find it so wonderfully awesome that this book features a smart woman who cares about and is focused on her work. Moreover, a woman who appears to derive much satisfaction and success from what sounds like a pretty interesting and top-notch career.
    This story looks beautifully woven together and coherent, with characters and storylines. And, the word "billionaire" is nowhere to be found on the cover!