Unraveled: A Tale of True Love

Unraveled A Tale of True Love It s thoroughly researched expertly crafted and it will sweep you off your feet with its beauty UCW When sickness swept through Bronwen s family it took the life of her father brother and sister

  • Title: Unraveled: A Tale of True Love
  • Author: Julie Daines
  • ISBN: 9781621086277
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s thoroughly researched, expertly crafted, and it will sweep you off your feet with its beauty UCW When sickness swept through Bronwen s family, it took the life of her father, brother, and sister, and left her permanently crippled On the stormy eve of her sixteenth birthday, a faerie witch gifts her a pair of enchanted shoes Bronwen slips them on and is healed b It s thoroughly researched, expertly crafted, and it will sweep you off your feet with its beauty UCW When sickness swept through Bronwen s family, it took the life of her father, brother, and sister, and left her permanently crippled On the stormy eve of her sixteenth birthday, a faerie witch gifts her a pair of enchanted shoes Bronwen slips them on and is healed but only when the shoes are on her feet Her grace and beauty catches the eye of the king s son Urien, a handsome young man who prides himself on having everything perfect When Rhys, an old acquaintance and Captain of the Guard, recognizes Bronwen, he threatens to tell Urien her secret Desperate to keep her deformity hidden and not to lose the love of handsome Urien, Bronwen quickly finds herself tangled in a web of lies and deceit After all, she can t wear the shoes forever.

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    1. Original Review found at: bawesomebooknuts/*sigh* such a sweet, good, wholesome, loveable book! where to begin! This story is about finding what's right and good about oneself and not having to rely on perfect to make you right for someone. This beautifully written tale about a girl who lost to use of her legs due to a sickness that kills her family except herself and mother but leaves her scarred. She is left without the use of her legs, she gets around with a crutch but because of that she fin [...]

    2. This story has so much to offer: folklore, romance and magical shoes. What girl can pass up magical shoes? Not poor, crippled Bronwyn. When she is given the opportunity to wear shoes that will make her withered legs straight, she takes it. Only, the shoes came from a faerie witch.Bronwyn travels to court where she is noticed, and sought after, by the prince. But she also catches the eye of a male friend from her village who knows she is crippled. Will he keep her secret? Will she be able to keep [...]

    3. Another really great book from Julie Daines! The plot was well-paced and the characters were multi-faceted and real. It was the perfect light-hearted, fun book to sit down with at the end of the day. Loved the romance too.

    4. Unraveled is at its' heart a coming of age story about a girl who believes no one will ever love her because of her physical disfigurement (i.e. a lame leg due to a childhood illness.) I could feel Bronwen's pain, for who didn't grow up thinking that appearance was at least partially or mostly important? That the more beautiful you were, the more you were loved? The easier it would be for you to get friends?Bronwen has already accepted that she will live a life alone, never marry, never even mak [...]

    5. Ugh. Could have been great. I appreciated all the research and history. I love reading stories about Wales and Welsh people. But the writing was just terrible. The heroine was annoying. I hate when characters create problems for themselves by lying, especially when the lies are unnecessary. And that was basically the entire book. Other characters were under developed. The plot was weak and contrived. Everything was told instead of shown. The romance was unbelievable and fairly lame when it shoul [...]

    6. A beautiful, crippled girl gets the chance@ true love after a faerie witch appears@ her home, bestowing her with a gift of magic shoes.Is true love possible because she is no longer crippled, or because she allows others to see her true beauty? The path to true love involves new friends, lost friends, true royalty, knights, and Welsh folklore. It's sprinkled with a combination of betrayal, redemption, self-doubt, romance, jealousy, selfishness, and honesty.Perfect book for teenagers who are stru [...]

    7. 4.5 What a beautiful story and with a beautiful message about true love and self love. I cried at the end. This is a great book for young girls to read, and even me in my 30's was able to enjoy it wholeheartedly.

    8. Very sweet book! I love books written from this period of time so I was hooked from the beginning! A truly inspirational book for Women. We always seem to want what we don't have, but somebody else thinks we are perfect the way we are.

    9. I really enjoyed this book. Great story, excellent message for young readers (and old readers) and I loved the Welsh folklore.

    10. 3.5 stars: More layered than most of this genre. Bronwyn is 16 and has been crippled ever since she was a child, due to a fever that left only her and her mother alive in the family. She has no hopes of marriage or even falling in love--after all, who would want a wife that could never do her share of the work? Then one night she receives an unusual gift from a faery: a pair of shoes. She knows that such gifts always bear penalties for the takers, but she tries them on anyway. After the pain cle [...]

    11. I was totally frustrated with the main character until the very end when I remembered she was only 16 years old. After I remembered that I had to give a small sigh for this lovely story about finding true love.

    12. The story begins with bad weather and a superstitious fear of faeries, which set the tone. I really wanted Bronwen to keep the magic and go on her adventure, even knowing she'd have to pay for it in the end. I only wish there was more time to develop her relationship with Rhys. Wonderfully told coming of age story set against a backdrop of magic and a kingdom.

    13. 4 starsBronwen has been crippled since she was 8 years old when disease came to her family and killed her father, brother and sister. On the eve of her 16th birthday a gwyllion fairy comes to her door. Bronwen and her mother treat it as a guest and in the morning there are a pair of shoes left behind. These magic shoes heal Bronwen's legs so that she can walk while wearing them. Estatic that she is not a cripple while the shoes are on Bronwen goes to the city to present herself to the King. Whil [...]

    14. Girl is crippled, in society where being crippled is extra bad (but still not super, duper, extra bad).Girl gets magic shoes that make it so she can walk, so long as she wears them.Prince falls in love with girl. Prince hates cripples (thinly veiled hatred). Prince's best friend was very kind to her back in her crippled days. Girl tells bunch of lies. Lies unravel.Why I read itMy wife loved this book when she was in high school, and had been telling me to read it for a long time. I finally caved [...]

    15. I LOVED this creative retelling of Cinderella by Julie Daines. There were so many great messages in this book. This book would be great for middle grade readers and up. I really liked the message of loving yourself despite your imperfections and realizing that true love sees one for who they really are inside. It also shows what happens when we lie to others and ourselves. It was interesting to see how complicated Browen's life became when she tried to cover up her past. I loved her ultimate cho [...]

    16. This story has all the things I love the most in books: wonderful setting, believable, real characters, and a sweeping, timeless love story. Lovers of Juliet Marrillier's books will love this one too. The author achieved something very few books do for me nowadays: making me want to live in that world forever. I loved A Blind Eye, by Julie Daines too. Even though Unraveled and A Blind Eye are completely different genres, in both the writing is crisp and vivid, the voice, evocative and real. Five [...]

    17. This book was so cute and sweet. And lately I give a book a high rating if it is a stand alone novel. Sometimes its nice not having to deal with a whole series. This was a really fun fairytale type story. My only small qualm was that it involves a lot of lying, and my goodness that makes for an uncomfortable story (I just wanted to scream at the main character to stop lying and making everything worse!). But it was still cute.

    18. An amazing story about finding yourself and the power of honesty. I wanted to strangle this girl for her selfishness and yet I felt her pain and could understand why she did it. The first couple of chapters almost made me scream with all the superstitious beliefs till I realized that was the point. Thank goodness it's not that way all the way through! This is a great story demonstrating how blind love can be and how love based on truth sees all and loves better.

    19. The combination of a touch of magic, beautiful prose, a tale with real heart, and a heroine you both want to beat over the head and hug as a best friend make this one of the best fairytales I've read in a long time. The twists and turns kept me plowing through until I slammed into the back cover. Really though, who can resist a pair of enchanted shoes?

    20. I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read any books by Julie Daines before now, but I can't wait to read more. This book was full of folklore, adventure, love and magical shoes! This is a good, clean book that you don't have to worry about what you or your family members are going to read. I love the message that this book has to offer for it readers.

    21. Quick little read. Cute, but Bronwen's constant dishonesty was frustrating. One white lie adds to another, then another. But this was a little ridiculous, to the point where I questioned her integrity.

    22. Words cannot describe how much I loved this story! It's not about spinning a tale about yourself and making a mask to present to the world but unraveling yourself to your core and finding someone who loves you for it.

    23. 4 1/2 stars. Loved the idea behind this book. But I loved most what the author does with the story. Full of legends and folklore. Bronwen had some lessons to learn, but mostly about herself. Full review coming soon.

    24. pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The folklore setting is wonderful, and the love story was so sweet.

    25. Fabulous little tale including princes, captians, swords, boar hunts, prisons and a girl who learns what it means to be yourself and embrace your lot in life.

    26. I had a hard time deciding how I felt about this book. It frustrated me quite a bit. I thought there were some cute parts and I like several of the supporting characters. The main character Bronwen frustrated me quite a bit though. I felt like she was pretty negative and pretty selfish for much of the book. It seemed at the end of the book she was trying to change and improve but I didn't see much evidence of it. It seemed her change of attitude was just beginning when the book ended. The book w [...]

    27. Loved this book! A pair of enchanted shoes gives a young girl doomed to be crippled the rest of her life hope for a future. What a cute and endearing story!

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