After the death of her parents, Evangeline is left in the care of her cousin, King Richard II. When she learns that the king has promised her as a wife to his advisor, Lord Shiveley, Evangeline runs away.
Knowing that they will come after her, and that she is known for her beautiful singing voice, she pretends to be mute and joins a group of servants who are journeying back to their village.
Westley is leading the servants, and he takes the mute young maiden under his protection. They grow closer, finding ways to communicate other than speaking, but when the truth comes out it could tear them apart.
As events unfold, Evangeline’s future, Westley’s life, and the fate of England hang in the balance.
This novel is part of Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tale Romance series. It’s a retelling of The Little Mermaid, minus the mermaids and magic. It’s a light read that will keep the pages turning with action and romance.
My only negative with this one was that the characters’ thoughts often summarized events that just occurred within the last few pages. It wasn’t necessary, as the action played out well, and this retelling took away from it.
Other than that, it’s a good read for those who love a clean, action-filled romance.
1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4
Average score of 4.6 out of 5
I received a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for an honest review.