ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from the author:
Since selling my first book, I have also become an acquisitions editor for the company. I am a member of the Inkwell Inspirations blog, HEWN Marketing, ACFW, and a contributor to Christian Review of Books. I hold publishing credits in poetry and songwriting, and I was the writer and featured teacher in a nationally distributed instructional dance video for children. I have written several songs about the plight of the Islamic people, which have been produced in association with the Christian Broadcast Network. In addition, I have taught college and high school classes in writing and literature, as well as homeschool classes in the fine arts, and now enjoy teaching at writers conferences throughout the nation.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 an intriguing tale Dina has told in this book.
If you aren’t familiar with Dina’s writing you might want to be. I read her first book and loved it, Dance of the Dandelion. I haven’t had the chance to read anything else by her until now and I am very glad I picked up this book.
This is a young adult book, but as is usually the case, I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Merry has taken on the role of leader with a band of children she rescued. Her heart is tender and kind toward them and she will do whatever it takes to protect them. She must make tough decisions as time progresses and hiding becomes harder.
Then she catches a glimpse of Timothy, the boy she thought she would marry one day. But now he is out to get her, but he doesn’t know it is her that he is hunting.
Of course to add even more tension to this story another boy has decided he would like Merry to fall in love with him.
If you are captivated by stories like Robin Hood (which is mentioned in this book) then you will adore this novel. It did take me a few chapters to get into it but once I was in I didn’t want to put the book down. Young and old alike will delight in this tale.
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.