Last year when I read Melanie Rachel’s debut book Courage Rises I was very surprised with how much I loved it! Sequel’s are not my favourite type of book, but this one really made me want to read more and more. In fact, one of the things I mentioned in my review was that I needed to read more about Miss Sophia Hawkes and to learn more about her future.
In Courage Requires Melanie Rachel answered my prayers as Sophia Hawkes is one of the central characters who will not only have an interesting story of her own, but also play an important role in the lives of Elizabeth, Georgiana and even Pembroke Fitzwilliam. We will finally learn more about this enigmatic character, understand her struggles and insecurities and accompany her much deserved romantic story.
Courage Requires is a character driven book. It focuses mainly on human interactions and how life and the experiences people have lived may shape their personalities and their responses to situations and others. It shows us how different people may be from each other, why they are the way they are, and how we may misinterpret others based on our own experiences. It also reveals how an insignificant sentence or attitude may have unthinkable consequences, and how people must face the consequences of their actions, even if they didn’t mean any harm by them.
The book doesn’t have as much action as the first volume, but it didn’t signify to me because I absolutely loved to read something more centered in character development. Despite being a regency book, it approaches many subjects in terms of human nature that we still see nowadays and I particularly enjoyed that.
Courage Requires is the perfect ending for Courage Rises, it’s more mature, calm and it gives us the much anticipated closure.
You can find Courage Rises and Courage Requires available on Amazon.com.
Melanie Rachel would like to offer an e-book copy of Courage Rises or Courage Requires to one of my readers (winners choice). The giveaway is international and all you have to do is comment this post and share with us your thoughts on this story. To double your chances of winning comment the review of Courage Rises as well 🙂
The giveaway is open until the 14th of May and the winner will be announced shortly after that.
Good luck everyone!