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Woman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem, Book 1) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Nicole is happily married to her college sweetheart and has three adorable sons. In her free time, she loves to ride horses, collect swords, and go to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. She lives in Pennsylvania where she enjoys the four seasons but wishes winter would stop cutting into the warm springtime. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B0021L9YDK
- Publisher : Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc (March 27, 2009)
- Publication date : March 27, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 785 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 237 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1612529909
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,639,995 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Aislinn came off strong and determined from the very beginning. I loved that she knew what she wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it even though it was not the accepted norm for her country. Many times she was so stubbornly focused on her goal that she missed or ignored certain aspects of a child's life. This was one of the things that made her so real to me. I could relate to that stubborn focus.
I also loved how she matured over the years. One of my favorite scenes is when she breaks down in tears over the death of a young girl. It is a great moment when you realize what a caring woman she has grown into on top of her strength as a knight in training. The balance and realism is expertly crafted. A true example of how to show who your character is and not telling.
There is also a sweet romance woven through this book. I didn't feel like it was the main focus, but the back and forth between these characters is so natural you can't help but be swept away by it. When it looks like there is no way they can ever be together, you ache with Aislinn.
All in all, I really enjoyed this read and can't wait for life to slow down so I can read the next two books in the series.
It's medieval days and Aislinn is seven years old but desires to be a knight and take her dead brother's place in the king's "army." Her little seven year old self takes a coach to the kingdom and presents herself to the king. She begins training to be a knight. There is math, reading and writing, horsemanship, archery, weapons, and swimming. Aislinn overcomes every obstacle in her path from a group of bully boys to an ornery horse. She makes friends with two boys, one of them the future king. As they grow up together in this school for knights, Aislinn and Prince Caelan fall in love. But Aislinn must focus on obtaining her knighthood (she is the first woman to attempt it in this kingdom) and Caelan must marry another.
There are a few battles between some group called the Speicans and a lot of good life lessons for Aislinn. There were a few fire breathing dragons doing a flyby or two and my eyebrow did go up when the half lion/half eagle creature "mind talked" to Aislinn. (What was that about anyway?? Nothing came of that at all...)
I really enjoyed it, especially reading about a young girl learning to be a knight, but there were a lot of typos for a published book and a lot of things were left unexplained (There is a sequel tho). Also, Aislinn's dead brother showing up and talking about knights in Heaven was weird.
Otherwise, great book, well written, and about a strong female character.