- File Size: 208 KB
- Print Length: 44 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Faery Rose edition (January 25, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I28UYXA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,580,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I picked up As Good as Gold by Heidi Wessman Kneale, but the blurb held enough interesting elements, I wanted to find out. The novella turned out to be a fun little morality tale.
When it started with a theft, I worried I wouldn’t like the story because the cause didn’t seem worthy. More fool I.
Rather than a simple motivation of wanting true love, Daywen is facing the very real example of the future awaiting her in her sister’s fate, a lack of options in the small town where she lives, and a desperate need to change that future. I especially liked the true power she obtained with the stolen gold when she buys the gypsy’s help, especially because it’s not what it appears to be.
Then Bel’s side of the unfolding tale is another layer of real complexity that seems simple at first but grows layer upon layer until the two main characters become unmoveable, opposing forces. Something has to give, and it does in all the right ways.
The dialect is a little strong, and I wish the German phrases had been translated so I could understand every word, but neither undermined my ability to enjoy this interesting story.
Now I want to know what happened to her sister and have that made right too. This is not because the story felt lacking, but rather the world introduced was intriguing and there seems to be more possibilities to be explored, always a sign of a strong tale.
It is not the gnome's curse or a gypsy's blessing but another magic, far deeper and more powerful, that will change their lives forever.
CAN YOU GUESS?
WHAT MAGIC IS THE MOST POWERFUL?
WHY LOVE OF COURSE.
A CAPRICES STORY, FILLED WITH LAUGHTER. PACING GOOD, DIALOGUE AND NARRATIVE GOOD. AUTHOR KEEPS YOU TURNING PAGES.
JACLYN V. DI BONA
She robs the rich man who has entered town so she can pay the gypsy in the woods for the Enchanted Faerie. The gold is cursed but Daywen is unaware of this.
This is a lovely story, short but with everything included. Love, magic and internal questioning by Daywen and Bel MacEuros, the man the Enchanted Faerie chooses for her. Neither wishes to fall in love with the other, and their anger rises as Bel tries to retrieve his money and Daywen tries to stop him taking the Faerie.
I enjoyed the book, well written and with well rounded characters. Bel is the strong male hero, Daywen the seemingly docile young woman who is desperate enough to do anything. The gypsy is not your typical old crone, more a herbal woman who likes to help. Bel’s mother is really lovely and talks sense to her son.
I enjoyed spending an hour with this story. It caught my interest and held me right to the end. Good book.
originally posted at long and short reviews.