Diamonds Fall by Rebecca M. Gibson – Book Review

Annabel Maria Hoddington is a young woman of high stature on the approach of her 18th birthday. Betrothed to a young man of similar high stature, she is on her way to meet him for the first time when we join her story. She is beautiful, wealthy, spoiled, and rude. On route to meet the man to whom she has been matched, she is kidnapped and forced into captivity. Experiencing a world she never knew existed, a life of poverty and violence, we see Annabel begin to change.

Diamonds Fall - Rebecca M. Gibson

The characters in the book are captivating. I found myself not only falling for Annabel, but also the characters she finds herself surrounded by in the village. Rebecca M. Gibson has created a world of such dark and light contrast, reflected in the characters themselves as well as the very different worlds of class that Annabel finds herself in. Gibson has a beautiful way of describing which really transports the reader to the situation. I found myself really almost being able to feel the fabrics touching their skins, being able to smell the smells, or feel the rough calloused fingers of the characters on my own skin. The story takes many twists and turns, and a times an overwhelming sense of brutality both physically and mentally. The story made my heart ache, and also sing with joy in the same chapter.

Diamonds Fall is a page turner, I read this book in just 3 days. It is not the genre of book I would normally find myself picking up. I am not one to usually be drawn to period pieces, and certainly not romances, however I was really captivated by this novel. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for a tale of personal discovery and development set it a world where your class and stature means everything.

Diamonds Fall is available for Kindle or in paperback here on Amazon

I very kindly received this book free of charge in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

10 comments on Diamonds Fall by Rebecca M. Gibson – Book Review

  1. Leah Lander-Shafik
    November 8, 2016 at 10:49 am (11 months ago)

    I have to say I would also not choose this style of book normally but it does sound good. I have a few books I need to get through but will certainly put it on the maybe list x

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  2. hannah
    November 8, 2016 at 11:01 am (11 months ago)

    This sounds like a great book. I’ve never heard of it before x

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  3. Sarah Bailey
    November 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm (11 months ago)

    Ohh this sounds like an interesting read – I might need to stick to reading in the daytime though if it’s a bit emotional.

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  4. Dena
    November 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm (11 months ago)

    I was saying earlier I wanted to start reading again this looks like an interesting read xo

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  5. Dena
    November 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm (11 months ago)

    I was saying earlier I wanted to start reading again this looks like an interesting read xo

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  6. clarissa
    November 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm (11 months ago)

    ah, I love these kinds of books !! and some books are just gripping!

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  7. Rhian Westbury
    November 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm (11 months ago)

    I like the idea of a dark and light contrast in a book. Sounds like a great story x

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  8. fashion-mommy
    November 11, 2016 at 12:33 pm (11 months ago)

    Sounds good, when I get stuck into a book I tend to read it very quickly too.

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  9. Stephen
    November 11, 2016 at 8:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I cant even remember the last time I picked up a book to read it!

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