Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chivalrous by Dina Sleiman

From the publisher:
Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers. However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian-inspired Eden where she dwells. Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit. 

When handsome, good-hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she could imagine marrying. Yet fate seems determined to keep them apart. Tournaments, intrigue, and battles--along with twists and turns aplenty--await these two as they struggle to find love, identity, and their true destinies.

This is the second in the Valiant Heart series by Diana Sleiman.  I enjoyed this book more than the first book.  And I enjoyed the first one! This YA book gives strong characters to both male ans females.  Both Allen and Gwendolyn are characters that readers can learn from and enjoy.  They are not perfect but inspire the readers to be true to themselves and God.

The secondary characters were also very powerful.  I was drawn to them and hope that they appear in a future book as they were just as important to me in the story as the main ones.  It was also fun to have characters from the first book show up in this one. That way you could know more about what has happened to them since the conclusion of the previous book.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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