After tragedy tears Jamie Brandt�s life apart, her only goal is to finish high school so she can leave her small hometown behind. In the meantime, riding her horse is her main source of solace, until a mysterious stable hand shows up at the barn. There�s something not quite right about the handsome new employee, and the more Jamie sees of him, the more determined she becomes to figure out what he�s hiding.
Dothan Reed came to historic Huntsville, Maryland, for one reason�revenge. But his plan can�t move forward until he finds the missing piece he needs to enhance his powers. As the only surviving Nephilim, Dothan is not only weaker than full-blooded angels; his forbidden lineage makes him an outcast in both worlds. When he discovers Jamie is the key to locating an ancient weapon, he�s forced to interact with a vulnerable human girl�a task that becomes more appealing with each encounter.
Jamie soon learns Dothan isn�t the only one with a dark secret. Each new revelation further threatens her safety, and Dothan�s betrayal shatters her heart. Forgiving him seems impossible, but the thought of turning her back on him is equally painful.
As their connection deepens, Dothan will have to make his own difficult choice: continue on his path of vengeance, or protect the girl he loves. And when Dothan�s actions thrust Jamie into an unforeseen danger, he must seek the help of his enemy�or risk losing her forever.
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This is the second book I've read by Kathryn Knight, and it didn't disappoint. I couldn't figure out the plot, and kept wondering about Dothan and wound up reading this book in one day's time. Very different, reading about angels.
She met him when she fell from her horse. Dothan was mysterious, distant, even rude, but there was a side of the new stable hand that was caring and gentle and that is the side caught Jamie’s attention. That and the fact that she was certain he was hiding something. Short on real friends, Jamie reaches out to the young man who reminds her of herself, alone in a world full of cruel strangers and great loss. Dothan was a man on a mission and nothing would stop him from seeking revenge against the man responsible for killing his father. It won’t be a normal killing, Dothan is the only surviving Nephilim, part angel, part human and his target is one of the strongest archangels there is. He will need a special ancient book with the directions to enhance his strength. His father was all he had, and now he had nowhere to fit in, until Jamie, the girl he had intended to use as a tool to get what he needed. Dark secrets are putting Jamie in mortal danger and it isn’t all Dothan’s fault, but he learns that he may feel more for this human girl than he feels for his plot to kill. Kathryn Knight’s Divine Fall is a dark tale of suspense and the healing power of love. From the first page there is a feeling of “the rest of the story” being kept just out of reach. Like scraping layers of old paint off a wonderful treasure, each page uncovers more depth and continuously urges us to read on for more. Fabulous writing, focusing on the characters’ throughout, even the angels become more human and less mysterious. I received this copy from Backlit PR in exchange for my honest review.
I found that Divine Fall was a quick, enjoyable read. The writing was easy to follow but not overly simple, and the characters were relatable. Jamie especially had some flaws, and I liked that she grew and matured throughout the novel after meeting Dothan (she made friends, was going to create an anti-bullying campaign, got over her dad issues and got some confidence). My first issue with this novel, like a lot of others felt, was the bullying part of the story. Jamie has lost her mother semi-recently and is also being bullied for ratting out someone from her school. The bullying is there in the background and doesn't take a whole lot of Jamie's time and therefore the reader's which was good, and the problem was also solved easily by Dothan. However, I just didn't find the whole scenario plausible. Why would these kids still continue to bully Jamie over something that happened the year before to someone who had already left school? Either they were immature or really didn't have a life. For the characters: When we are first introduced to Dothan, I felt he had an agenda. I also felt he was too cliche - handsome, dark, mysterious, tall, knows French and Latin, long hair and general badboy appearance. This was however thankfully supplemented by an anti-social personality and a soft-heartedness that is revealed later on. This made him more believable. I really liked the relationship between Jamie and Dothan; it was sweet and even though she did feel (inexplicably, I might add) drawn to him, the author took her time to write their interactions out. I also liked that their relationship had problems and obstacles that they had to overcome, which is more realistic. The one real issue I had with this novel was the pacing and the plotline. This novel is of ok length, has a good concept but the way the story was spread out made it feel a bit off. Basically, the first half of the novel is characterisation and world-building, all the essential stuff. So really nothing much happens in the first half. Then halfway through, we get the revelation and things start to happen. And then the final plot twist happens but it's not really much but it could be something if the author writes a second book. It is too predictable at times. So I was a bit disappointed with that. Saying that however, I surprisingly never really got bored with it and I think this is because every chapter either has Jamie and Dothan/Nathaniel/Sam (Jamie's friend) in it. This novel is kinda meant to be a paranormal romance, I think, the romance was there but not so much the paranormal. It's got a lot of horse scenes (which I like, though I've never ridden a horse ever), but everyone else might not like that so much. I don't think the angel aspect of this story was delved into enough, I felt like I wanted more. However I did really like that in the novel a different take on angels is established and semi-developed. Overall, as I've said, there were some issues but I did thoroughly enjoy reading this book, especially the romance between Jamie and Dothan. I would recommend this book if you don't mind less paranormal, more horse, only a little bit of action and a quick read. Rating: 3.5 stars I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP/Lovers of Paranormal)
I loved this! The story was very interesting. The descriptions were jjst enough to make it seem as if i was watching aa mlvie wuthout distracting from the story.
I love my paranormal books. This one is quickly at the top of my must share and recommend list. This is the third book of Kathryn Knight that I have read and each one is amazing. This one is about angels, which is not something I read about often, but was incredibly intrigued. As I started reading about Jamie and Dothan (love that name) I kept trying to figure out exactly what Dothan was and how Jamie played into the story. When it was revealed how the two of them were tied together, I had that ah ha moment and could not believe it, but it all made sense and fell together. Although Jamie and Dothan are young, the love they shared was amazing. It was easy to see how strong and true their love was. It was beyond the mushy, young love. Their love was something deep. It is not everyone who can love a Nephilim and keep their secrets. Jamie was good for Dothan and Dothan was Jamie’s savior more than one time. Kathryn Knight is an author that has never let me down with her books. She is an author I am confident in always recommending. Divine Fall is the newest of her great works and I cannot wait to have my friends read it.