A Heart in Sun and Shadow (Cymru That Was, #1)
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In an ancient Wales that never was…

Aine, a changeling woman with Fey blood and Selkie gifts struggles to fit into the human world. The twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed by a scorned Fae to live as hounds, Emyr by night and Idrys by day. Chief to their people, the twins hide their curse by pretending Idrys is dead as he plays the part of his brother during the nights....more
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Published March 4th 2011 by Doomed Muse Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Tracey, librarian on strike
I won this book through LibraryThing's Member Giveaway, and I've been far too long in getting to it. I blame a Kindle malfunction which wiped out my collections, so that I lost track of it. That's my story, anyway.

Don't let the terrible cover put you off. It looks like a bad PNR. It's not. Not bad, not PNR (well, there is what could be called a paranormal element, and there is romance, but – no, it's not a PNR). This is a beautiful, beautiful fairy tale, set in Cymru-that-is – perhaps Wales of...more
Sue Owen
I could hardly put this book down. It’s an epic love story that so very nearly falls apart in so many places. The heroine is believable and full of goodness that most of us hope we even come close to. I found myself on edge in so many places in this book that I was afraid to leave the story for fear it might change while I was gone.

Its full of magic, love, devotion, trust and so much more … it makes me feel good all over just thinking back on the ups and downs. But there is a dark side to this...more
Kenneth Kao
A Heart in Sun and Shadow is written in the classic fairy-tale voice that draws you in with quiet dignity.

Personally, I hate Fae stories. Most the time, I find myself avoiding them as a rule--as I do with elves and dragons and all the over-done tropes of fantasy. However, I gotta say that the conflict here was intriguing. I had a blast reading through this and while the beginning was a bit slow, probably because of exactly what I mentioned about (being a Fae story with all the classic elements...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Emyr and Idrys are twins completely inseparable. They are currently on a hunting trip. They give chase to a white deer with red markings setting of a chain of events that will change their lives. Seren, one of the Fair Folk, ensnares the twins with her charms. Eventually the twins escape Seren but before that happens she curses them to be hounds separated one by day and one by night. The twins return home but nothing goes as expected. Meanwhile a young woman is trained in the ways of a wisewoman...more
Samantha Janning
I received A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet via CLP Blog Tours. I am obviously a big fan of chick lit and women’s fiction, but everyone once in awhile I need to step outside my reading box and try out something a little different. When Bellet came to me about blog tour services, I really wanted to take her on. The synopsis was intriguing, and the first chapter had me pulled in. I’m really glad I took this book on, because it shows me that even if a book isn’t in my typical genre, it’s t...more
Mirrani
Depending on your personal tastes, A "Heart in Sun and Shadow is a book that you will be unable to put down or a book that you will quickly put down towards the end because you aren't the type to read about sudden, massive changes in the personalities of the main characters within a story.

For myself, I found the darker tones of the book somewhat refreshing, as most modern fairy stories are not willing to go the distance to completely test their characters with no-win situations , moments of pure...more
Keryl Raist
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Christine
This was a story of love and sacrifice in a richly painted other world fantasy realm. It begins with two twins, in the folly of youth, who stumble upon a fey creature who tries to trap them. Failing that, she curses them, so that one twin will be a hound by night, the other by day.

A half-changling woman, raised as a wisewoman/healer, is the unlikely person who can who can help them.

This was well-written and richly described, the characters strong and believable. Even the twins, who can so often...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I won this book from Librarythings giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

This book is enchanting in several ways... set in a magical Welch landscape, we are introduced to two handsome twins and a fascinating heroine, Aine, who loves them both. As a lover of fairy tales, I enjoyed this adult fairy tale where a brave female protagonist sets off to break an evil curse that has been cast by a jealous witch by fulfilling seemingly impossible tasks.

The plot is fast paced, the characters are well...more
Melissa
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great book with relatable characters and a well developed storyline. You are immersed into this imaginary, magical world. I had a hard time putting this book down from the first chapter (read it in one sitting). The author has a beautiful way of describing not only characters but places. You can picture every thing and you feel like instead of reading a book you are watching a movie unfold. Can't wait to read the next installment!...more
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Annie Bellet is a full-time speculative fiction writer. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

Her books include Avarice (Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division: Book 1), A Heart in Sun and Shadow (Cymru That Was: Book 1), The Gryphonpike Chronicles series, and the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series.

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