Where Legend and History Collide, One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent

Born a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father’s failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village–a group that becomes known as “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest.” Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he’s forced to re-examine everything he’s known.

A female Robin Hood. A book meant for early teens. Predictable and a bit cheesy.

That being said, the book was not a total waste of time. Once I realized that this book would be better enjoyed by a teen, I was able to finish reading but through a different lens. The characters were enjoyable and I found myself rooting for the children at every turn. The story, while predictable, was still fast-paced enough to keep me reading. I would not read the next book in the series and have donated this book to my teenager’s English teacher for the classroom library. It will be enjoyed by many teens for whom the book is written.

I give this book 3 stars out of 5.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.