Where Legend and History Collide,
One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent
Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.
Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known.
What a great new series in the Christian YA genre. First off -- love the time period. There is something so alluring about the Middle Ages. Castles and treachery and knights in shining armour, oh my! Loved the historical details and the way the author carried me back in time with her words.
Merry leading a band of juvenile outlaws is sheer brilliance. She's tough and capable and so very, very brave but Sleiman shows the softer, womanly side through the inner yearnings of Merry's thoughts. A startling juxtaposition that makes this heroine deliciously complicated. And that makes things difficult for Timothy who is plodding through life with boring predictability. Meeting Merry stirs things up and makes him begin to question his views and goals. Lots of fodder for angst and mayhem which the author delivers with superb timing.
A captivating read full of adventure and romance.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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