Books Reviews

Broken Branches (A Hideaway Fall Novel)

Joining Hideaway Fall’s Reviewing Team

A few months ago, I found myself approached by a quirky publishing company
named Hideaway Fall. Why? To become a member of their reviewing team.

A few weeks later, I received this amazing package full of cool Hideaway Fall gifts.
A few more weeks followed and the first novel arrived in the post,
Broken BranchesĀ by M. Jonathan. Lee.

Broken Branches, by M. Jonathan. Lee:

Published by the unique Hideaway Fall comes Broken Branches, a remarkable tale of an ancient family curse. Ian Perkin’s story is told through a reliable third person perspective. As a loving husband and father, he seeks to uncover the truth of the curse that has plagued his family for generations.

Author M. Jonathan. Lee has a way with expression and imagery, drawing particular attention to the gnarled tree in Ian’s family garden, which becomes a character in its own right. It acts as a sinister metaphor throughout the novel, a symbol of the family’s curse.


At times, Ian’s character appears vulnerable, left emotionally scarred by the loss of family members
over the years. At other times, he stands as a courageous father figure, hell-bent on solving the mystery
of the family curse and any obstacles that may arise.

This was a dark and sinister tale that held my attention from the first page. If you enjoy stories
shrouded in mystery, deeper meaning, with sudden twists and good tension building, then
I would recommendBroken Branches.

My rating? 5 stars.

Born in 1993, British writer Daccari Buchelli spends his time focusing on his favourite genre, Fantasy. Having developed an early love of literature, he became determined to create his own magical wonderlands for fellow readers to explore. He spent his teenage years working on several Fantasy novellas, which he has yet to release to the general public.

He has since released the first book in a new Fantasy series, which revolves around young royals and the elemental magic that they possess. As an active member of the LGBT+ community, Mr Buchelli hopes to help reduce intolerance and bullying by promoting acceptance and understanding of those different to ourselves.

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