Indian Paintbrush by John A. Heldt – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

Welcome to another book review in Hasanthi’s Book Blog.

First, I would like to thank the author, John Heldt, for sending me a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.



Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II. (from Goodreads)

My Review

I have always enjoyed the books by John Heldt. They are so amazingly written. I did not hesitate at all, to accept Indian Paintbrush, to be reviewed.

The story is all about the five Carson siblings traveling through time in search of their parents. This time they are in the setting of the World War II. As mentioned in the synopsis, older problems return and new problems are created and it wonderful to see how they stand up as a united family to face them.

When you start reading the book, you just won’t feel to keep the book away. You want to know what will happen next. It is just like, if you keep the book aside, you will miss what will happen next. (I know, I sound weird). Here the most important thing is the writing style of the author. He has crafted the story in such away, that you feel you are a part of this story too. With every page that you turn, you feel that you being carried away by the story. The characters are created so naturally, they are well-connected with the earlier books. Historical facts are another way that the author has been able to keep the attraction of the reader.

Overall it is a well written book, clear and easy to understand. There is never a dull moment and that makes hard for the reader to put the book down. Definitely  looking forward to reading the next book of this sequel. Filled with suspense, romance and tragedy, I would recommend this book to all of you.

My Rating




(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much


I hope you enjoyed this post. Do not forget to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston – Book Review

Hell Booklovers!!!

Time for another book review!!

This time, it is no other than Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I saw so much hype around this book in the blogosphere as well as in Instagram. That is what actually made me want to read this book. Guess what?? The best part was, that I was able to complete the book within a couple of days. So, here it is;



Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

My Review


Even though I have heard that, old fairy tales are being retold, I have never in my life come across a real book that has been written in that way. As I mentioned earlier, there were so much hype on the blog-sphere, about this book, which made me want to read it. So I did and I am really glad.

The story is about a young fan girl, the female protagonist of our story, Danielle. The story unfolds about Elle finding her true self and her true love. Since it is a modern-day retelling of the fairy tale, Cinderella, it has some similarities and differences. Elle does not represent the innocent, blond and perfect Cinderella. She is red-haired and her step sisters call her a weirdo.

She is being treated at home the same way as in the fairy tale. She is constantly ill-treated and bullied by her step-mother and her step-sisters. Elle mourns for the death of her parents. Her only happiness is watching Starfeild, a sci-fi series, which will be soon made into a movie.

Then we meet her friend Sage, who can be described as totally cool. Elle’s life takes a turning point, after her friendship with Sage goes on to deeper point. When Sage gets to know everything about Elle, she is more than willing her to reach her dreams. I felt that because of Sage, Elle became strong. Sage taught her to stand-up for herself, and to accept her self for who she is.

Darien Freeman, the male protagonist of the story, can be explained as the modern version of, prince Charming. Darien’s character is described way more deeply in the re-telling than, in the original Cinderella story.

The most interesting part of the story for me was, the text messages between Elle and Darien. It was super cute and added an extra pop of color to the whole picture. It was such a cute, funny and romantic story with a happily ever after ending, which we all look forward to.


My Rating

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All the star girls out there, this is the book for you!!!

That is all for today folks, and I hope you enjoyed it. Do share your thoughts and comments below, which I love to see.

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WWW Wednesday, 3-April-2019

Hello Booklovers!!!

I am back with another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.Do not forget to visit her blog to see more amazing posts.

This is one the most easy and enjoyable weekly memes to participate.

To take part, all you have to do is answer these 3 simple questions;

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

This is what I got for you this week.

What I am currently reading?

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What I recently finish reading?



What I think I’ll read next?

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That is all for today folks. Please do share your thoughts and ideas about these books, in the comments below.

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