Chivalrous by Dina L. Sleiman

“Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers. However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian-inspired Eden where she dwells. Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.

When handsome, good-hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she could imagine marrying. Yet fate seems determined to keep them apart. Tournaments, intrigue, and battles–along with twists and turns aplenty–await these two as they struggle to find love, identity, and their true destinies.”

This book really appealed to me. I love the middle ages and the stuff that comes with it. This is the second book of the Valiant Hearts series, though I didn’t read the first book, I loved this book and the strong female characters that the author casts in roles and settings usually restricted to male characters. The main character is a young woman who wishes to follow her heart instead of society’s strictures. I would recommend this book to readers who like strong female characters, whether you’re a teen, like me, into the middle ages or you just love to read YA books. I’m excited to read the first book and any other books in this series.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars

FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for a honest review.


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