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Beholden (The Fairest Maidens) Paperback – September 22, 2020
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- Publisher : Northern Lights Press (September 22, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1733753451
- ISBN-13 : 978-1733753456
- Reading age : 13 - 18 years
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.64 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #325,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In her newest series, Jody Hedlund puts her own, unique spin on a few well-loved fairy tales, with Beholden giving a fresh take on the Cinderella story. Lady Gabriella lost her father, her home, and her freedom to the whims of a cruel queen. Now she and two loyal servants waste away in Queen Margery’s failing gem mine. Prince Vilmar of Scania wants to prove he deserves his father’s throne more than his brothers. In order to secure his position, he submits to an ancient testing. He willingly enters the mines under a false identity, unsure of the cryptic instructions given to him.
When I learned Jody Hedlund had a new Medieval YA series planned I was thrilled. She has such a way with knights, ladies, and devious monarchs! Beholden is packed with romance, more than enough action and hints of a mystery that will have you longing for the rest of the series. Gabriella struggles with vengeance and the price she’ll have to pay for it. Meanwhile, Vilmar must decide to do what he knows is right even though it goes against what he believes is expected of him. The ending promises to tie into the rest of series and I cannot wait to meet back up with Gabriella and Vilmar, hopefully in Beguiled. I also can’t wait to see if my theory about a certain huntsman is correct! If you enjoy fairytale retellings, then you’ll definitely want to check out The Fairest Maidens. I would recommend this book for fans of Melanie Cellier and Melanie Dickerson.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
"Slay your enemies with the greatest weapon of all: kindness."
It seems that Lady Gabriella has heeded the words of her dear father, even as she slaves her life away deep within queen's gem mines. Her kindness and compassion are well known through-out the Warwick colony; her courage further demonstrated when she runs to prevent a newcomer from falling to his death off a swinging bridge.
That very act of selflessness catches the eye of another new arrival, Prince Vilmar of Scania, who has come to work the mines as part of his "testing", having left his true identity behind while he seeks to earn the rule of his own kingdom by learning to "be slave of all". But is becoming a future king worth ignoring the sacrifice that the beautiful Gabriella seems determined to make?
"If not for you, I wouldn't have learned how to be a better man."
A really sweet story filled with multiple twists and turns, both expected and unexpected. . . . leaving the door open for continuation, and closing the door on what mattered the most.
This is an enchanting story about love, honor, friendship, loyalty, and justice. It's also a story about righting wrongs and conquering evil.
An author who can create a wonderful world that captures your mind and takes you on a journey into the unknown is an author I will read more from. Jody Headline is such an author.
This story had wonderful word pictures and left me with tons of feelings.
I'm now going to have to pick up the next books in the series, to find out the whole story!
If you like fairytales, stories with kings, queens, princes, and princesses, then you will like this story.
Oh, and if you like stories where good versus evil, then this is also a book for you.
I highly recommend you pick it up!
This book is adventurous, romantic, and has Cinderella elements to it. I loved Vilmar and Gabriella, and I had a hard time putting the book down because I wanted to know what was going to happen to them! Each book in this series follows a different brother as they undergo a test to see who is the most worthy to be king of their country. Each prince has a different challenge, which keeps things interesting! I’m looking forward to reading the next brother’s story!
By Brandi on November 7, 2020