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(The Kingdom Chronicles – Book 1)
by Camille Peters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
Sometimes you just need the sweet ebb and flow of a fairytale. Pathways, inspired by the classic tales of Rumpelstiltskin and The Princess and The Pea, fits that bill nicely.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Eileen has never been interested in love. Ever since her father’s abandonment, she’s vowed to never experience such pain again. But the enchanted forest has different ideas. When the continuously shifting pathways lead her to a mysterious stranger, Eileen finds her promise to fiercely guard her heart increasingly difficult to keep.
One night when she becomes lost in a storm, the enchanted forest’s pathways lead her to the castle, home to the kingdom’s Dark Prince, where Eileen finds herself entangled in what many consider an opportunity but which Eileen believes to be a curse: competing for the Dark Prince’s hand through a series of tests that judge one’s royal worth. Eileen is neither royal nor interested in becoming a princess. But the mysterious stranger she met in the woods has his own reasons for helping her succeed, although the cost of his assistance may be too high: that of Eileen’s heart, the one thing she’s vowed never to give.
Inspired by “The Princess and the Pea” and “Rumpelstiltskin”
Thoughts on Pathways
This is truly a fairytale, one weaving a delightful narrative full of love, secrets and the joys of the heart. It’s sweet, soul warming and even a touch sappy. But that’s what fairytales are, aren’t they?
- Flows well.
- Rosie…. a best friend I would love to have.
- Riddle me this…. lol.
- Predictable HEA, but satisfying.
- FMC is angsty in her reservations, though it fits with the fairy tale narrative.
First Person, Single POV
HEA within Series
Sometimes you just NEED a fairytale… one that can make you smile, cheer and possibly laugh. This not so modern remake is a feel good, be good sure to please. Free on KU.
Published February 3rd, 2019
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