Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"The Piano Girl - Part One" by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

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About this book:

  “She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she's been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer's daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia's sister, Wren.”

Series: Part One of Book #1 in the “Counterfeit Princesses” series. {Part Two will be reviewed next Friday.

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 2:2 at the beginning; Many, many Prayers; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Psalm 23 and another Scripture are quoted; Mentions of Goliath-sized creatures.
*Note: “the bowels of this h*ll” and “the pit of h*ll”; Plus, a witch.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dummy’; Alia has to pretend to be mute and dumb, therefore being called ‘dumb’, ten times; Hunting & shooting animals for food (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of beheadings & removing someone’s thumb (neither happen, barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of drinking; Mentions of giants that eat people (not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Alia’s first kiss is stolen (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing; Long is blind so when he talks about his wife, he outlines her plump curves and when singing about her a line says “Little old woman who shared my bed” .

-(Princess) Alia Dory Vankern Wells. Age 16
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Alia (with Prince Wron once in 2nd)
                                              Set in 1882 (Prologue set in 1869)
                                                        141 pages

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My personal Rating-
(and a half)
This was a very interesting story! I wasn’t expecting it to be historical, so that was an interesting twist! I’m not normally one for fantasy but this was a fun, light fantasy! I did get a bit confused over all the accents, but it had me laughing to decode them. ;)
I think this will be a good series and y’all can see my review of Part Two on Friday, the 1st!

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this e-book for free from the Author for this review.

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