Melissa Lemon took one of my favorite story and gave it a fresh new look that did not disappoint. It had many of the same points but they were a little different. It is a clean read.
Queen Radiance and King Fredrick had a daughter. King Fredrick loved his daughter but
Queen did not. She even tried to drown her but King rescued her. Queen Radiance was the power in her kingdom. Her husband could not stop any of her mean plans.
A servant new that either the King or thier daughter would be killed the next day and warned the King. King Fredrick dressed like a servant took his daughter and left the kingdom of Mayhem.
King Fredrick rode into the next kingdom and asked his Uncle Barney to take his daughter that her life was in danger from her mother. Soon after leaving his Uncle's apple orchard and band of thieves robbed and murdered Fredrick. They left a bloody mess and animals finshed.
The executioner found the King and reported back to the Queen that they were dead.
The Queen had a magic mirror that she had cast a spell on to make the sorcer in to tell the truth. The Sorceer could tell partial truth and he showed her the mess of King's body and that they were dead.
Barney took care of Kat but would never let her off the orchard. He taught her how to take care of the trees and animals. But never gave into her about leaving the orchard he told her it was too dangerous. Everything was going fine till Barney woke up to being blind. Then he hired someone to help Kat take care of things. First person that Kat met.
Jeremy Simkins arrived to work the orchard and they worked hard together for years.
Jeremy came from a family that everyone hated. Thier were lots of kids to feed. 5 slept in one bed.
I did not want to put the book down till I had finshed it. I would like to read more from Melissa in the future. Some twists in the story I guessed right others I had no idea of. The characters are ones I loved, some I hated and others I laughed with. Even shed a few tears with. The story I liked. The dwarfs were thier but they had different names but some of the same attidutes.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest reviews from Netgalley.
December 11th 2012 by Cedar Fort, Inc. 288 pages ISBN 1462111459 (ISBN13: 9781462111459)