by Julie Daines
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By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Who knew a pair of shoes could cause so much trouble?
A beautiful tale of love and learning to appreciate what you have. So wonderfully told!
Knights in shining armor~
Damsels in distress~
Witches and fairies~
Love and deception~
Hope and healing~
Bronwen's legs are not right...
They haven't been since the sickness came.
Then one night a Gwyllion came to visit...
In the morning Bronwyn found a strange pair of shoes.
The shoes beckoned her to put them on.
As she did her legs became whole and she could walk.
And so begins the story of how she found herself "presenting" before the prince and the love story that follows.
When Bronwyn takes off the shoes her legs return to their former, deformed state.
Can she keep up the lies and deceit?
SO. SO. SO. GOOD!
A fairy tale worth reading!
By Stephanie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This story has so much to offer: folklore, romance and magical shoes. What girl can pass up magical shoes? Not poor, crippled Bronwyn. When she is given the opportunity to wear shoes that will make her withered legs straight, she takes it. Only, the shoes came from a faerie witch.
Bronwyn travels to court where she is noticed, and sought after, by the prince. But she also catches the eye of a male friend from her village who knows she is crippled. Will he keep her secret? Will she be able to keep the magical shoes a secret from the prince? And can Bronwyn maintain her integrity while trying to figure out what her heart already knows?
While I wanted to throttle Bronwyn for not be truthful, I felt her pain and cheered her on until the end.
Julie has produced another fantastic book that draws in the reader quickly and thoroughly.
By Lisa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Imagine that you are crippled, and are given a gift that straightens your legs and you can walk upright. Who wouldn't jump at a chance to change their life?
Bronwen is given this opportunity when a fairy stops at her door. The fairy gives her a chance to have a normal life while she is wearing a pair of shoes. Bronwen's desires are realized. She is given an opportunity to be presented to the King as a whole young woman. She figures she will be in and out of the King's presence and then go on her way. She didn't count on finding favor with the Prince.
Her lies of omission become greater until she feels trapped with the truth. She is given an opportunity to decipher truth from fantasy.
The book has a magical feeling to the writing. It was easy to be swept up in the story. Julie Daines has done a wonderful job in presenting and implementing her story. It reminds me of the fairy tales that I grew up with and loved. This is a story that I would love to revisit and share with my daughter.