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Series: Book Two, Fairytale Keeper Series
Genre: Young Adult/Historical/Fairytale Retelling
During March of 1248, Adelaide Schumacher-affectionately called Snow White-has lost so much: her mother, her possessions, and now her home.
Adelaide hates abandoning her home city, her family’s legacy, and her first love?Ivo. More than anything, she hates her father growing closer to her mother’s cousin?Galadriel. Adelaide plots to end their tryst before her fate is sealed, and she never sets foot in Cologne again.
But good and pious can only get Galadriel so far. Never again will she be destitute. Never again will she be known by the cruel moniker?Cinderella. Never again will someone take what is rightfully hers. No matter what it takes.
The Countess’ Captive is the much anticipated follow-up to The Fairytale Keeper and is book two in The Fairytale Keeper series. The novel combines Grimm’s fairytale characters with real historical settings and events to create a tale that leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins.
Just in case you missed the first installment of this fairytale series, you must back it up and check it out first. Thankfully, I was recently introduced to Adelaide, our Snow white. In this retelling, The Countess’ Captive, book Two in the fairytale Keeper Series, her story continues. It really helps to have the back story on her life, as it is all woven into one huge story with twists and turns throughout the novel. The reader is introduced to several new characters. Even Cinderella makes an importance appearance. With so many events occurring in Adelaide life, it’s the expression of her mother’s stories that gets her through. Her father, his new love interest, hoping to fully take her place, are just a few of the issues that Adelaide is faced with to survive.
Sharp descriptions, believable characters and a setting that allows for reader’s imagination to take flight, is the phrase that I would use to describe Ms. Cefalo writing style. It takes great imagination to put a spin on tales that we grew up with and ones we may not have and create an original story of her own to share. I have a feeling that Adelaide’s story doesn’t end here and there is more to come.
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Andrea Cefalo is an award-winning author and blogger on Medieval Europe. The next three novels in The Fairytale Keeper series will debut in 2015 and 2016. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and their two border collies. For more information please visit Andrea Cefalo’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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