Gwendolyn Barnes has led a far from kind life. That might account for her atypical behavior. While most ladies of her age are making matches and doing the things girls do, Gwendolyn is out jousting with her maid and target practicing…When her overbearing and highly temperamental father returns home after having been away for ages, Gwendolyn is hardly excited. The reign of terror begins almost immediately and is worsened when he begins pushing her into a marriage with a brute. The arrival of Allen of Ellsworth brings her some solace though and she even begins to entertain the idea of marriage (something she had previously been rather opposed to). But Allen cannot equal her intended’s social and economic standing and it soon looks as if her world is over before it has even begun.
In a second installment of the Valiant Hearts series we followup the story of one of the main characters met in book one. It’s a pretty good story, not quite as good as the first, but still interesting enough to keep me turning the pages. There were a few mature elements but nothing very graphic or abundant. I didn’t feel it had the action of Dauntless and that’s probably why I wasn’t feeling this book – I expected too much. It had more slower spots too. Overall, worth a read.
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