CFBA Review: Dauntless by:Dina L. Sleiman

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDauntlessBethany House Publishers (March 3, 2015) byDina L. Sleiman


A word from the author:

Since selling my first book, I have also become an acquisitions editor for the company. I am a member of the Inkwell Inspirations blog, HEWN Marketing, ACFW, and a contributor to Christian Review of Books. I hold publishing credits in poetry and songwriting, and I was the writer and featured teacher in a nationally distributed instructional dance video for children. I have written several songs about the plight of the Islamic people, which have been produced in association with the Christian Broadcast Network. In addition, I have taught college and high school classes in writing and literature, as well as homeschool classes in the fine arts, and now enjoy teaching at writers conferences throughout the nation.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dauntless, go HERE.

My Review:
 Merry Ellison was born a Baron’s daughter, now fast forward a few years after her fathers assassination–she leads a group of orphans through the forest. With the children’s safety resting on her shoulders, she will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. As soon as the news spreads of this group that is known as the Ghosts of Farthingdale Forest, it soon takes on a life of its own by putting them in grave danger. Soon their fearless leader is captured, now what will the group do?

 Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, works as a scribe and second hand-man for the local Earl. When he discovers that the love of his life is still alive after all these years, he will do anything to protect her. when he steals her away from the Ghosts, he believes he has saved her from the enemy. Little does he know that he has set many things in motion that will possibly cost Merry and the group, their very lives.

 As Merry lets Timothy back into her life after so long, she starts to discover that her feelings for him are still there. When Timothy discovers that Merry is in fact one of the “Ghosts” and that the other “Ghosts” are mere children, he must decide where his priorities lie. Who will he remain loyal to?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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