Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman--A Review

Though once a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest," her band of followers soon become enemies of the throne when they hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king.
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, will he choose fame or love?

Author Bio
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.

This book can be purchased at Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition. It can also be purchased at CBD and Deeper Shopping

Hiding in the shadows of the forest, a group of thieves known as the ghosts steal from the king to help stay safe and fed in the forest. Merry Ellison used to be a Lady of high esteem until the day her father decided to go against the King's rules. Now she must protect all the children she is now in charge of. Timothy Grey is a man of the King, but in his heart he still misses the one girl he truly loved.
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I just wish I had enjoyed it more. I enjoyed the setting and the plot but for whatever reason I just couldn't seem to get into it. I enjoyed the character of Merry. I felt drawn to her strong protective nature. I enjoyed Dina's writing style, but just couldn't enjoy the book.  I would like to read more by Dina to see if it may have just been this particular book. I  will be trying again.
I received this book through the Book Club Network review program in exchange for my honest review. A positive review was not required.

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