Rating: 2 out of 5.

I could not get into this YA Historical Fiction. I didn’t like the writing style. It was too basic and didn’t flow well. I was disappointed because the description of the book really interested me. This is just my opinion, however, and others may enjoy the book.

This is a classic story, this time set in the late 14th century in England. Delia is the daughter of an earl and has 7 brothers. Her father marries a woman who dislikes the children. The new young wife acts as if she’s afraid of them and twists their father’s relationship with them. Delia’s father and new wife have a son. Three years later the father is killed in a riding accident and shortly after all 7 brothers are accused of treason and locked in the Tower of London.

Delia gets a job in the palace as a lady-in-waiting to be near her brothers and try to figure out a way to clear their names. She runs into the man who arrested her brothers, and although she hates him he is nice to her and tries to help her efforts regarding her brothers.

As I said, I couldn’t get into this book, but you may have a different opinion so give it a try. I was given a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.