Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Honddu Vale by LeAnne Hardy (Review)

Honddu Vale

(book two in the Glastonbury Grail Series)

by LeAnne Hardy

(received in exchange for an honest review)



Genre- Fiction / Christian / General

Published by- Birch Island Books

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 202

Age Group- Older Teen / Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $9.99 ISBN 978-0615847849

In Honddu Vale, the second book in the Glastonbury Grail series by LeAnne Hardy, Colin Hay must return home to his father, Sir Stephen.  Colin is now the heir to the family lands and he must take care of the business.

Colin and his father continue to have a tumultuous relationship.  It doesn’t get better when Colin find a woman, Belle, spending time with his father.

As in the first book, Glastonbury Tor, there are problems with the English.  What will Colin do about the English neighbors?  Will he be able to help make peace?  Will his father stop drinking?

Extras- There is also section on how to pronounce Welsh words in the book.

About the Author-

LeAnne HardyLeAnne Hardy has lived all over the world.  She has enjoyed many different cultural experiences.  She uses her experiences to write her books.

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My thoughts-

Honddu Vale, by LeAnne Hardy is the second book in the Glastonbury Grail series and was excellent.

I liked the idea of having a silent God verses a more active God, like the first book, Glastonbury Tor.  Sometimes God is silent and like Colin we need to learn to be patient during that time.

I used to never read the note from the author or the other notes in books, but I have come to enjoy reading them.  In this book I learned different Welsh pronunciations.  I never would have pronounced the dd in Honddu as th in father if I had not looked at the notes.  It was also important for a lot of the other Welsh names and places.

I really enjoyed reading about Colin, his family, and the relationships they have with the other people in Honddu Vale.  There were all sorts of twists and turns I was not expecting.  I’m looking forward to book three. 

I recommend.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Honddu Vale, by LeAnne Hardy, for free from LeAnne Hardy.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


  1. Thank you for featuring my book, Rani. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Welsh certainly is a complicated language, isn't it? But so romantic! It was in researching the pronunciation guide that I discovered I was mispronouncing the names of several of my own characters! But, hey, "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." As far as I'm concerned, readers can say them any way they like. :-)

  2. Thank you for telling readers about my book, Rani. Welsh is way different from English with all those Ys and Ws, but so romantic. But in the end, readers shouldn't worry if their pronunciation is authentic or not. I want hem to enjoy the story. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."