The Dollmaker's Daughter by Izzy James ~ Book Review + Giveaway

August 10, 2021


About the Book

Book:  The Dollmaker’s Daughter
Author: Izzy James
Series: Revolutionary War, Book 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: July 16, 2021

Forgetful scientist Simon Morgan lost his chance with Amity Archer ten years ago. He knows there is no hope…until a sea captain trades a meal for an ancient stone reputed to have the power to give him his heart’s desire. Immediately after pocketing the stone, Simon runs into Amity. Did the ancient artifact cause this chance encounter or was it mere coincidence?

Like her favorite travel writer Mrs. Peabody, Amity Archer yearns for adventure, but she’s horrified when her father asks Simon Morgan to escort her on her first real adventure.

With Amity’s Aunt Clementine as a buffer between them, will Simon be able to prove that his love for Amity is real? Can Amity show Simon that her love for him has nothing to do with a so-called magical rock?


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My Thoughts

This book is by all terms a stand alone novel but we do meet Amity in the "Shopkeepers Daughter" which I would consider book 1 on what I hope is a series. The premise of this book caught me a bit by surprise as I definitely was not expecting it and it didn't hint at this on the summary. In this book there is a magical stone "The Horeb Stone" that is wanted but the only person who has it is Simon which is our leading man in the story. The story does create a lot of intrigue that keeps you interested but there were times were I was a bit confused on why things were happening. 

The story has plenty of adventure which is what Amity craves and of course it has romance. The relationship between Amity and Simon does blossom and although frustrating at times it was well worth the wait. 

Overall I thought this was a good story and if you love historical fiction then you will enjoy grabbing this book!

My Rating: 3.5 Stars/ Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Izzy James lives in coastal Virginia with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.


More from Izzy

I am a Geographer by degree. So maps and the shapes of the earth fascinate me. It keeps me looking at the ground. Where I live in Virginia we still travel the imprint of colonial roads. Former villages have been swallowed by large urban areas, but the land is still there. Amity Archer travels these roads on the adventure to love in The Dollmaker’s Daughter.

It makes The Dollmaker’s Daughter special to me. I have traveled the roads Amity and Simon cover many, many times. The research for this book kept me up nights reading true accounts of traveler and taverns in colonial times.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 7

By The Book, August 8 (Author Interview)

Connect in Fiction, August 8

Inklings and notions, August 9

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, August 10

Abba’s Prayer Princess, August 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 12

Beauty in the Binding, August 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 13

For Him and My Family, August 14

Texas Book-aholic, August 15

Connie’s History Classroom, August 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 18

deb’s Book Review, August 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 20


To celebrate her tour, Izzy is giving away the grand prize package of an eBook copy of The Dollmaker’s Daughter and a tea cup!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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