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Love of Fairs
Deborah Ann Davis
Wizards in Publishing - Editor
Rebecca Davis - Illustrator
Book One of the Love of Fairs series
Book One of the Love of Fairs series
What happens when a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw?
Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, and awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow... and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.
Look for the second book in the series, Fairly Safe, available this winter!
- Series: Love of Fairs (Book 1)
- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: D&D Universe, LLC; 1st edition (September 19, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942009011
- ISBN-13: 978-1942009016
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches
I fell in love with Robin Hood way before I met my husband. The original tale describes an archer/outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor. His band of Merry Men included Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett, Gilbert Whitehand and of course, Maid Marion. The Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy Gisborne were their sworn enemies. In the background of their adventures, Prince John is trying to take the throne from King Richard, the Lionheart. Many were outlawed simply for siding against the usurper.
In Fairly Certain, the names have been changed to protect the innocent, so to speak, flipping The Tale of Robin Hood on its butt. The archer/outlaw in Fairly Certain is Maid Rianne (pronounced ree-ANN), the intended of Lord Gisborne. However, she is distracted by a newcomer, Lord Petir (pronounced "Peter"). In a completely unexpected storyline, nothing is as it appears with this merry romp in the days of old, as seen through the eyes of the young.
I wanted to share a couple of nuances that tickle me, but most likely no one else will notice. Did you know the word "toward" is used in the USA, but "towards" is used in Great Britain? For the scenes set in the days of Old England, the latter is used, but the Americans use the former. Also, young shoots of milkweed and fern fiddleheads are edible, but the lichen called British Soldiers is not. You'll know what I mean when you read the book. Like I said... nuances.
The Love of Fairs books each portray a story associated with a fair where nothing is as it seems.
The second book of my Love of Fairs series, Fairly Safe, will be out this winter. This story of Mistaken Identity colliding with Secret Identity in a tale about a family in witness protection whose cover has been blown. You can expect:
- Different Time Periods,Different Characters
- The Same Legend, The Same Gypsy
Surviving in the middle of the woods with a serious injury. Petir is bound and determined to make it through. But the question is, can he do it? So many crazy things were happening to Petir. He had a strange approach to all of the things that were happening to him.Petir was quite irritating and yet had a fantastic sense of humor. I think it was the humor that led the reader to like him so much. Jokes that are said at the appropriate time sometimes show off the strengths of a person.The behavior of this person went in one direction to another direction. Why? I would have liked to have had more of an explanation as to why. It totally confused me. Then of course we have a romance, which was quite well written. There definitely was a strong chemistry between the two people. Even with the romance, they shared hobbies and other interests that makes for good friends.This was a lighthearted book for one of those days when you don't want to read a deep plot, you just want something that is light. Once you find Petir waking up in old England with a fair maiden and outlaws that were medieval. You pick up this book and you can't put it down. You will find yourself totally enthralled with Petir and Maid Rainne. The book is full of action and this author grabs your attention immediately. It's like a medieval fairy tale.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
I was given a complimentary copy of FAIRLY CERTAIN from the author Deborah Ann Davis for my view of this book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.