Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dauntless: A Book Review

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.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

Here is a discussion guide, in PDF format, perfect for a book club!

About The Author:

Dina L. Sleiman holds an MA in professional writing from Regent University and a BA in communications with a minor in English from Oral Roberts University. Over the past eighteen years, she has had opportunities to teach college writing and literature, as well as high school and elementary classes in English, humanities, and fine arts. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children. She can be found online at www.dinasleiman.com.

My Review:


A fantastic book that starts up the Valiant Hearts series from Dina L. Sleiman. It drew me in from the very beginning and I look very forward to seeing what happens with the characters and story lines in subsequent books in the series. Dauntless was a great coming-of-age read and brought the reader right to the middle of Medieval life and I absolutely loved the journey that Merry took in her life. I loved her character and Allen the most. The book was very well written and kept my attention throughout.

 A great young adult Christian fiction novel that I highly recommend!

BUY IT: You can purchase Dauntless at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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