Hi everyone !
In my next article, I will talk to you about Andrea Cefalo and her first book, The Fairytale Keeper : Avenging the Queen.
But before I share my review, here is some information about this talented writer :
Andrea Cefalo studied medieval art history, children's literature and education at Winthrop University-- so it’s no surprise to discover that her first book is set in the Middle Ages. She likes inspiring other students and children to read and write. She was a grade school teacher for three years before she decided to focus on her writing career. Through her Twitter and Facebook page, she shares about history and anecdotes. The Fairytale Keeper deals mostly with the origins of Grimm's fairytales and the corruption which was prevalent throughout Medieval Europe. In the thirteenth century, religion and life were linked more closely than we can imagine.
Here is a synopsis of Andrea’s novel, The Fairytale Keeper:
Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.
Andrea lives in South Carolina with her husband and her dogs. From what I know, she is working on The Fairytale Keeper series and soon the second book in the series will be released.
Before I publish my review and interview with Andrea Cefalo, I have to say I really (really !) enjoyed the writing. I am French, and it was a bit difficult to read because of some of the Medieval vocabulary--but in fact, I think it made my reading even more special. I was amazed by it and will tell you more in my review.
I hope this article of Andrea Cefalo will make you want to know more about her and her first book. You can follow her on Twitter, Goodreads, and follow her blog (links below). I “met” her on Twitter, and I am glad because then I got to know about The Fairytale Keeper. It was an amazing read, and I can't wait to tell you more about it !