In a land where being the fairest maiden is a curse . . .
A young queen trying to stay alive until she comes of age to rule, and a prince turned into a pauper.
Queen Aurora of Mercia has spent her entire life deep in Inglewood Forest, hiding from Warwick’s Queen Margery, who seeks her demise. As the time draws near for Aurora to take the throne, she happens upon a handsome woodcutter. Although friendship with outsiders is forbidden and dangerous, she cannot stay away from the charming stranger.
Only two months away from completing his royal testing, Prince Kresten of Scania is ready to be finished with the poverty and hardships of being a woodcutter. When he meets a beautiful peasant woman, he doesn’t plan to fall in love, especially when he must soon leave and return to his homeland.
As Queen Margery’s forces close in, Aurora finds herself in mortal danger. Kresten knows a future with Aurora is impossible, but he is desperate to save her and bring an end to the queen’s threat. To do so, he joins the ultimate battle against the evil queen, risking everything, including his chance at true love.
The real Sleeping Beauty story.
The Fairest Maidens
Book 1: Beholden
Book 2: Beguiled (Oct 2020)
Book 3: Besotted (Nov 2020)
This wonderful series is brought to a close with Besotted, the last of the Fairest Maidens. I love this author’s work and her YA medieval stories are just great! Princess Aurora has been kept hidden all her life in the woods but Prince Kresten accidentally stumbles upon her hiding place. Now they must be careful not to let the evil Queen Margery find her, for Aurora is doomed if she does.
Don’t miss this lovely series. I devoured all three books as soon as I got them. I was given a copy by the publisher and received no compensation. The opinion here is my own.
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
Length: 298 pages
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Besotted-Fairest-Maidens-Jody-Hedlund/dp/1733753478/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
2 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘Besotted’ (The Fairest Maidens) by Jody Hedlund”
An absolutely beautiful series!!!!!!!!
Jody Hedlund is an exceptional author! Thank you for your wonderful review!