In this Robin Hood-esque tale, Merry has to take care of the children of her village after her parents and theirs are killed by King John's men. Having been a noblewoman, she finds the transition to living in a forest hard, but when she learns to trust, she finds the help she needs. Of course, there is romance, but the reader knows all along which man she will choose.
If you can suspend belief a little (which you have to do with this type of book anyway), this book is a fairly enjoyable read. Too much is made of the one kiss between Merry and Timothy, but at least, that's all there was. If you enjoy Robin Hood tales and/or the thought of a woman using a bow sounds like fun, you'll probably enjoy this book.
I want to thank Bethany House for my review copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.
First, I am a child of God, adopted into His family through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Second, I am helpmeet to my husband John of sixteen years. Third, I am mother to Sarah Beth who is ten years old, to Daniel who turned nine in February, to Rachel who turned seven at the end of January, to Mary who turned five in December, and to Hannah who turned one in February.