Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Countess' Captive Blog Tour with Andrea Cefalo

The Countess' Captive (The Fairytale Keeper Book 2)
by Andrea Cefalo
Publisher: Scarlet Primrose Press
Published: Feb. 14, 2015

Amazon Synopsis:

During March of 1248, Adelaide Schumacher-affectionately called Snow White-has lost so much: her mother, her possessions, and now her home. 

Adelaide hates abandoning her home city, her family’s legacy, and her first love-Ivo. More than anything, she hates her father growing closer to her mother’s cousin-Galadriel. Adelaide plots to end their tryst before her fate is sealed, and she never sets foot in Cologne again. 

But good and pious can only get Galadriel so far. Never again will she be destitute. Never again will she be known by the cruel moniker-Cinderella. Never again will someone take what is rightfully hers. No matter what it takes. 

The Countess’ Captive is the much anticipated follow-up to The Fairytale Keeper and is book two in The Fairytale Keeper series. The novel combines Grimm’s fairytale characters with real historical settings and events to create a tale that leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins.

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My Thoughts:

Book 2 in The Fairy Tale Keepers Series, The Countess' Captive continues the story of Adelaide, her father, and Galadriel (once known as Cinderella). Adelaide, who also has the nickname Snow White, given to her by her mother as Adelaide's hair is black as a raven's and her skin is fair as can be, is leaving Cologne with her father and Galadriel against her wishes and heading to Bitsch, Galadriel's home, where Galadriel is a countess.

With her husband dead less than a year, Galadriel weds Adelaide's father Ansel who has been widowed barely a month. Adelaide despises Galadriel for this. All Adelaide wants to do is be back in Cologne with her betrothed, Ivo.

I enjoyed this mix of Cinderella and Snow White. Many other fairy tales were told along the way which made this novel even more interesting as I had not heard all of them before.

I also appreciated the mix of historical and fairytale genres. There were no magical fairy godmothers, although there were some very helpful birds.

There were lots of twists in the plot that kept the story fresh and interesting. The pace was moderately fast. This book should hold the interest of fairytale lovers of young adult and older. I gave it 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Andrea Cefalo is a bit of a roamer, growing up in New Hampshire, Maryland, and South Carolina, though the bulk of her family lives in Maine. She dreamed of a career in art restoration, but somehow ended up becoming a grade school teacher before realizing she really wanted to be a writer. She taught for three years and then decided to finish The Fairytale Keeper series and pursue her new found ambition. Andrea lives with her husband and two border collies in Greenville, South Carolina, which she calls home, at least for now.

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