When her uncle dies, several men approach Cadi, insisting she needs a husband to help her finish out the trip. She refuses, afraid they only want to claim her valuable mare. Carpenter Trynt Pembroke just wants a fresh start. A week before his wedding, he was betrayed by his fiancée who ran off with his brother. He’s looking to get as far away as he can and start a new business. As much as he doesn’t want the complication of a woman in his life, he keeps coming to the rescue of strong and determined Cadi, a woman who shares his cultural heritage. Can he convince her they are stronger together than on their own?
An E-book copy of Cadi by Linda Carroll-Bradd was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacts my ability to review this book with integrity and honesty.
Cadi was a refreshing American Prairie story that takes place in 1873. Cadi follows our main character of the same name as she ventures west to California from Kentucky, with her aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins, in hopes of restarting her life after her father ruined their family legacy.
At a camp in Missouri, Cadi and her family meet Trynt, a carpenter from Indiana. Leaving behind a hometown that holds the constant reminder of Trynts fiance’s and his younger brother’s betrayal, Trynt packs his life in his wagon and heads for Oregon. After being invited to join Cadi's family's community company, who is in need of a skilled carpenter for the journey, Cardi and Trynt get to know each other.
We disrupt class ranks, club leaderships, and academic competitions…among other things. We improve our own odds by decreasing the fortunes of others. Because hyper-elite competitive college admissions is serious business. And in some cases, it’s deadly.
Alexa Donne delivers a nail-biting and timely thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn’t an extracurricular.
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A print copy of The Ivies by Alexa Donne was provided to me by Turn The Page Tours in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacts my ability to review this book with integrity and honesty.
This book is PG13 and contains swearing and mature themes. This book does not contain nudity or graphic scenes.
The Ivies is a book that follows a group called you guessed it - The Ivies, made up of five fiercely competitive and vindictive girls who will do just about anything to accomplish their goals and that's getting accepted into their respective Ivy league colleges. Being known as shady, vicious and even ruthless, the ivies seem to find themselves in the biggest scandal that the prestigious Claflin high academy has ever seen.
This is my first time reading a book by Alexa Donne and I am pleasantly surprised. I’m a huge fan of Alexa’s writing advice on Youtube but I was kinda hesitant because you know… booktube/authortube books get tons of heat that we all fall prey to letting impact whether we read a book or not and whether we like said book or not, even if we don’t want to admit it. So just in case you needed to hear this, this is your sign to pick up that authortuber/booktuber book despite what you may have heard!