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“Three hand-picked magnolias"

Besieged by Rain - Michelle Irwin

“Three hand-picked magnolias rested against Evie’s front door. I’d taken time to carefully examine each flower and had selected those particular three for their perfect white petals, symmetry and scent”.


Another well written story by a new and exciting author Michelle Irwin, I must confess that Michelle writes in a genre that I haven’t been reading lately (for me it’s normally mystery murders and who done it’s). However when asked to read as an ARC for her books I thought why not I am open to all genres so long as they are well written and her books are.


Michelle takes you to a world that is not only believable, but one that captures your imagination with all things supernatural whilst remaining true to this world and our natural surroundings abet American where both her series are set. From the first page I was captivated and didn’t want to put it down until I finished.


These two series can be read as stand-alone i.e. Read only Daughter of Fire or read only Son of Rain; however in my opinion read both, you won’t be disappointed.

Through the Fire is written through the eyes of a young woman Evie and her love for a young man Clay whose lives unfortunately clash. If you have read the her story you will understand or when you read Clay’s book you will understand.


Now on to the book in hand, Besieged by Rain (Son of Rain 1) is the companion series to tell Clay’s side of the story. This is his time to explain himself and his family, it fills the “What happened to Clay when” questions if you have read Through the Fire. However if you haven’t and you are just reading Besieged by Rain then the author will take you to a world of supernatural beings and how his family view the world and their mission in life.

“Clay Jacobs is a soldier. His family—elite members of a secret organization—are tasked with washing the world clean of all supernatural threats. Each new day brings the opportunity to fight at their side for a cause that he’s never doubted is just.‏


But Clay harbors a dangerous secret. The object of his teenage obsession was not human, and he failed to detect the truth until it was too late to destroy her. Even after she fled, he couldn't bring himself to report her. Now, the memory of the one who got away not only haunts him, it holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape her hold on his mind, he races across the country to locate her and restore his sanity. Only instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life.”