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Could Blair keep her alive? And if he did, could he keep himself from falling in love with her? Cinderella made a vow to her mother, before her mother tragically passed away on midwinter's day. Ella had sworn to watch over her father and care for him. But then her father had married anew.

Her stepmother and two stepsisters took sharp delight in causing Ella grief from morn to eve. They bullied her, called her Cinderella, and treated her as little more than a slave in her own home. It took all of Ella's courage to swallow the insults and to honor her word. Now the crown prince had returned home from the battlefront, and a ball was announced to celebrate his arrival.

All eligible young women from the entire kingdom were invited to attend. Ella had but one desire left. To see the king's gardens one last time before she fled home. It would be a final way to commemorate her beloved mother before considering her vow's terms to be complete. Cinderella - A Retelling with Strength and Courage is Book 1 of a gently cliff-hangered short story series. The series honors the original intention of the Grimm Fairy Tales - to present women of strength and courage tackling challenges which seemed insurmountable.

With each new book a new heroine is interwoven into the story. The series sequence leads up to a happily ever after ending. The series is clean romance and is suitable for teens and up. I publish my books one at a time to get feedback and suggestions as I go.

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I have been working on these stories for many years. As fairy tales are so integral to so many young girls' lives, it was critical for me to do my very best to present each heroine in a way which honored her strength and showcased her ability to stand on her own. I feel strongly that no woman should ever sit around waiting for a man to "rescue" them. They should not endure abusive behavior in the hopes that a man will change or magically become that prince.

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Account Options Sign in. Top Charts. New Arrivals. Add to Wishlist Free Ebook. Kay is entranced with the possibilities which lie before her. Five handsome, willing men are vying for her hand in marriage. The stakes are ownership of a medieval keep perched on the rocky edge of a stormy ocean. Each man seems more stunning than the last, and it is her choice which will reward the prize. Reviews Review Policy. Flowing text, Google-generated PDF. Best For. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Content Protection.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. The book was o. It was well-written, with a decent storyline and characters, especially the main male character- Erik and had some action. The book, unfortunately, also lacked a level of sensuousness and a bit of common sense on Mary's part, when it came to Erik's devious former fiancee, Lynessa. While it was admirable that Mary was determined to fulfill a promise that she made years ago with Erik's mother in regards to Lynessa, I still felt that it made more sense to let the promise go when it was clear that Erik was no longer was under Lynessa's influence and seemed, instead, to care deeply for Mary.

Overall, the book was o. This book tells of a warrior woman and her struggle to honor a promise to the woman who saved her. What really got me mad was how easily and freely she jumps into bed with him! Thank you for the fade to black in the bedroom, but there was still too much skin. I really struggled to respect this girl who based her life on her given word and had absolutely no self respect.

Maybe her lack of experience in relationships drives her to give herself to this guy constantly, but one minute she is well respected in the eyes of all in her keep and the next she could care less if they know she is his play thing? Good news, the story has merit and the sword work and strategy are great.

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So read at your own risk. Although I have read many different romance books, this was my first Medieval Romance. Sworn Loyalty took me back in time to an unfamiliar world. I found myself visualizing each scene, and could hear the clanking of the swords during each duel. The female protagonist, Mary, has a passionate and admirably strong personality. I love her free will, and her ability to stay true to her heart. If you love strong female characters, this book is for you.

A great tale with a few twists and turns. It is a sweet romance between Erik and Mary. Definitely recommend this book but you'll want to read all the books in the series because they are that good! This implies Jesus was here on his own and would have been more than a boy.

A variant tradition has him shipwrecked or stormbound here for a winter. It is true that Glastonbury was a port in Roman times the sea flooded the Somerset Levels tidally - see sketch map right. However, dating the founding of the first Church in Britain has proved impossible, though the monk St Gildas, himself connected with the site, put the coming of Christianity to Britain at the height of Tiberius's reign -- which would put it spectacularly early, i.

Even the reliable mediaeval historian William Of Malmesbury, though he could not get any details, refers to the discovery of "documents of no small credit, which have been discovered in certain places to the following effect: "No other hands than those of the disciples of Christ created the church of Glastonbury. The Abbey's main surviving buildings. The 1st-century wattle-n-daub church is thought to have stood on the site where the Lady Chapel [behind] stands today.

Glastonbury grew to be the largest and richest monastery in the country - a factor which led to its annihilation in Henry VIII's Dissolution of The Monasteries in An artist's impression of the thatched 1st-Century "wattle 'n daub" church ie with walls made of intertwined withies packed with clay mud and straw. One theory is it would have been circular, in Celtic style.

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This negative-reversal image from an illustration from Camden's Britannia shows the wrap-around inscription on the foot-long lead cross reportedly found in the grave in The Abbey grounds, looking towards The Tor. The town's most distinctive landmark - a ' conical hill shaped like an upturned boat, is barely visible from the Abbey.

Just visible is the 15th-C. The Grail was also thought to be hidden there, perhaps down the Chalice Well, alias the Blood Spring.

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The site also features other mysteries like the giant zodiac supposedly existing in the surrounding landscape pattern, and the Celtic Maze pattern around the Tor. Both the site and the Holy legend also became connected with later Arthurian legend. According to the Life Of St Gildas , written before the Romances, Guenevere was abducted and kept there at 'Glastonia' by the local king, and Arthur could not capture it "owing to the asylum offered by the invulnerable position due to the fortifications of thickets of reed, river and marsh.

The Somerset Levels being still largely a tidal swamp, Glastonbury was reached from inland by a causeway from Street. It was referred to as Ynys-Witrin in a AD charter as the "Isle of Glass or Glaze ", a name which may refer to the way its shape was reflected in the water. During reconstruction in after the great fire, the monks dug up a body there, identified by a foot-high lead cross. Along with the cross, the bones recovered in were later lost, the modern 'grave-site' being the site of a tomb where the bones were relocated in Some historians think the inscription was merely a fake to help pay for rebuilding the burnt Abbey by promoting Glastonbury as an early heritage-tourism destination.

The Mediaeval Latin in which it is inscribed is anachronistic, and the added phrase "in the Isle of Avalon" seems an unnecessary addition to secure place-name identification with the Romances. Henry's son, Richard I, who had precipitated the Abbey's financial crisis by cutting off their funding when he became king, claimed on his only visit that he also found Excalibur there, giving it away on Crusade -- which would seem an unlikely act if he thought it genuine.

Since the discovery of "King Arthur's Grave," the Glastonbury legend has become a key part of the Arthurian legends, with Joseph portrayed as first of a line of guardians of the Holy Grail. Today, as well as a centre of the British "New Age" movement, it remains a Christian annual-pilgrimage site Catholic and Anglican, both in June , and a year-round international tourism destination.

Glastonbury has not only become the historical centre of English Christianity, but with its symbolic identity as "Avalon," a New Age pilgrimage destination as well. Glastonbury Tor, as seen in a BBC documentary-and-book series on historical mysteries presented by the historian Michael Wood. The belief that Joseph of Arimatheia was buried at Glastonbury led to Edward III who visited the Abbey in authorising a seer to search the abbey precincts for the grave. It was never found. Glastonbury was a sea-port in the Roman era.