- File Size: 433 KB
- Print Length: 115 pages
- Publication Date: September 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075FW3MSB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
The Beautiful One Kindle Edition
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This tale begins long before those stories, when Princess Helen of Sparta was just the youngest child of a king and queen. We learn about her family and their relationships with each other.
Young Helen is still learning about life, having no idea of what happens between men and women. She understands that people treat her differently and wants her sister to like her. Helen is an intelligent yet innocent child, protected from the courser aspects of life. She begins to understand that women need to be willing to settle and sacrifice for the betterment of family and community.
Before the time arrives for Helen to be concerned with making a choice, all is disrupted when she is abducted. Resigned to her changed life, Helen continues to mature.
Told in a pleasant voice, we feel empathy both for Helen and for the man eventually chosen for her. I even felt sympathy for her older sister. At times tense and disconcerting, I was drawn into the early days of Spartan life and the delicate balance during the time between childhood and young womanhood.
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This books deals with her early life up to the decision she makes regarding her betrothal and marriage. Most people have heard of Helen of Troy, one of her later titles, this is a chance to read about her childhood and what it was like to grow up in that period of Greek heroes and gods.
A very easy to read writing style that enables the story to flow really well - 4 stars from me, a really enjoyable way to pass a few hours