Chivalrous

Chivalrous By Dina L. Sleiman, Chivalrous Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers However that is not an option for her not even in the Arthurian inspired Eden where she dwells Her parents v
  • Title: Chivalrous
  • Author: Dina L. Sleiman
  • ISBN: 9780764213137
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chivalrous By Dina L. Sleiman, Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian inspired Eden where she dwells Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.When handsome, good hearted Allen of EllsStrong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian inspired Eden where she dwells Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.When handsome, good hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she could imagine marrying Yet fate seems determined to keep them apart Tournaments, intrigue, and battles along with twists and turns aplenty await these two as they struggle to find love, identity, and their true destinies.
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    1. Dina L. Sleiman

      Award winning author, Dina Sleiman, writes stories of passion and grace Most of the time you will find this Virginia Beach resident reading, biking, dancing, or hanging out with her husband and three children, preferably at the oceanfront Since finishing her Professional Writing MA in 1994, she has enjoyed many opportunities to teach literature, writing, and the arts Her debut novel, Dance of the Dandelion with Whitefire Publishing, won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Selah Awards, and her cross over YA novel, Dauntless, won the 2016 Carol Award Also look for her books, Love in Three Quarter Time, Dance from Deep Within, and the rest of her Valiant Hearts series with Bethany House Publishers Dina serves as an acquisitions editor for WhiteFire as well, and she loves to represent them at writers conferences throughout the US Join her as she discovers the unforced rhythms of grace For info visit her at dinasleiman Photo by Silly Little Sparrow.

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    1. I am a knight.Strong like steel.Ready to conquer any foe Gwendolyn s battle chant.Do you feel unworthy and want to crawl in a hole and hide Pretending to be something you re not You re not alone.In Chivalrous, Gwendolyn Barnes wants to be free of her father s clutches and aspirations of marriage Why can t she just live her life the way she wants She s not ready to settle down to a man who will tame her, but she dreams of adventures Her brothers are out fighting battles Isn t she worthy enough to [...]


    2. LOVED this one Wow, what a book I was so excited to read this one, and it certainly didn t disappoint It was quite a thrilling ride, and so satisfying This book really caught my fancy because the main character, Gwendolyn, wants to be a Knight And that has long been a silly wish of mine Most girls want to be princesses, and though I ve dreamed that one too, I am vastly attracted to the idea of being a Knight So this book is right up my alley Besides that, there is the fact that it is the sequel [...]


    3. This is the second book in the Valiant Hearts series I love the strong female characters that the author casts in roles and settings usually restricted to male characters Kudos to Sleiman for creating fictional role models for young women who wish to follow their hearts instead of society s strictures The girls in these stories are strong, savvy, and fight for what they believe in As the mom of a teenage daughter this is the type of role model that I want my daughter to read about They make grea [...]


    4. This second book in the Valiant Hearts series is so good I love, love, love a good medieval story and Dina Sleiman provides that wondefully.Allen of Ellsworth, formerly a part of the Farthingale Ghosts, has now departed for Edendale, believing that God has directed him there What he finds is most unexpected and takes him totally by surprise.Lady Gwendolyn Barnes wants to be a knight like her brothers, but sadly, she is only a marriage pawn in this age Her father is a tyrant, determined to wed he [...]


    5. Chivalrous is an adventurous story that gives you an enjoyable read while boosting your faith and giving you good morals This book had an excellent mixture of faith, adventure, battles, suspense, friendship, evil plans, plot twists, and romance.I feel as though this book really encountered me and taught me things that built up my faith I related very well to both Gwendolyn and Allen s personalities and they were very realistic When I wasn t reading this book, I was thinking about it all the time [...]


    6. One of my favorite authors, Dina Sleiman has outdone herself with Chivalrous This book has wonderful characters, great adventure, and a charming romance.


    7. Gwen did not know whether to growl like Mischief or melt into a puddle of tears But Rosalind did not deserve her temper, and if she started crying, she might never stop Instead she pulled Angel into her arms once again Plus Rosalind held up a finger There is a tournament involved Won t that be fun A tournament, to watch idly, from the stands, stuffed into a silken gown Grew shook her head in disgust I do not wish to watch a tournament I wish to fight in one As the words poured from her mouth, an [...]


    8. I enjoyed Chivalrous and the opening even so It really showed the passion Gwen had for wanting to be a knight and how knowledge she was She displayed an inner strength that had me cheering for her and poor Rosalind from the very beginning Chivalrous had of an edge then book one, Dauntless, but I love how the Gospel shined brighter in this one I could really relate to the struggles she had concerning her faith, especially since her father did not paint a beautiful portrait of God s love The act [...]


    9. I have only one piece of advice concerning this book Read it If you like King Arthur, read it If you enjoy lovely prose, read it If you couldn t put down her first book in this series, Dauntless, read Chivalrous This book is brilliant.


    10. I received this book in advance through NetGalley for reviewing purposes the following is my HONEST opinion of the book as I was in no way obligated to give a positive review Thank you NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for letting me read this book in advance I have to note that this book is the second book of the Valiant Hearts series, but I never read the first book, Dauntless Upon looking it up and reading the summary, I was excited to see several of the characters in this book actually [...]


    11. Book Review Chivalry is for than just male knights, this strong heroine has it in spades ChivalrousValiant Hearts Book Twoby Sleiman, Dina LTeen YA, RomanceAuthor Dina L Sleiman adds another installment to her Valiant Hearts series with another strong heroine perfect for women of all ages to admire Gwendolyn Barnes at sixteen years old has managed to escape entering an arranged marriage such as her contemporary nobles are forced into for power and alliance gains However, that is soon to change [...]


    12. Gwendolyn Barnes wishes she were a man Then she could become a knight and compete in tournaments her secret dream Instead, Gwendolyn is at the mercy of her domineering, brutal father and her submissive mother Her father intends only to see her married to a man just as controlling as he is so she will further the family s fortunes So Gwendolyn keeps her knightly training a secret, not wishing to raise the ire of her father.In disguise, she competes in a tournament, where she meets the handsome Al [...]


    13. About this book Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian inspired Eden where she dwells Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit When handsome, good hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she c [...]


    14. A thrilling medieval tale of Lords, Ladies, and Knights This is part of a true series To fully enjoy the story I believe that you need to have read the first book in the series, Dauntless, before reading this one.At the very beginning we meet Gwendolyn Gwen and her maid Rosalind Though, at the time, they were involved in very unladylike behavior Before I finished the first chapter I had already been captivated by this strong and courageous woman.After we get a really good look at who she is and [...]


    15. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I wanted to love this book I really, really did But there were just too much for me to not ignore, and that explains why this has such a low score When I first read this, it showed me this great message of girls fighting against typical stereotypes and against overbearing leaders in a male dominated patriarchy I loved how Lady Gwendolyn was head strong and truly believed in herself and in her friends [...]


    16. Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian inspired Eden where she dwells Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.When handsome, good hearted Allen of Ellsworth arrives in Edendale searching for his place in the world, Gwendolyn spies in him the sort of fellow she could imagine mar [...]


    17. Review Originally Found At 26countlesspossibilities.wordGenre Romance, Christian.Favorite Quote Circumstances might look grim for a time, but God can turn matters for the good He alone can sustain your soul through whatever adversity you might face Age Range 16 for romance.Stars 5 5My thoughts bIn this amazing sequel to Dauntless, we get to re visit Merry and most of her gang We also get to fall in love with Allen all over again and meet a new heroine, Gwendolyn.I loved this book My favorite cha [...]


    18. Have you ever just had one of those books that make you feel emotions A book that you can connect with the main characters emotions and it s like you are feeling it too This book is exactly like that The prologue of the story draws you into Gwen s personality and how she is like It sets up the rest of the story, it s well laid out I found myself connecting with the characters and feeling the way they did because it was just written so well, the scenes that if you didn t feel something, that woul [...]


    19. I received this book as an Advanced Reader s Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review EDIT I wrote this review right after reading this book at the end of August it s September 5 today In several places, I ve added edits because my feelings about the book have changed and I ll explain why where I added my after thoughts and I ve changed my rating for 3 to 4 stars.The last half of this book or so was awesome The rest um I m not so sure how I feel about it, honestly Since I have su [...]


    20. Allen of Ellsworth has grown than just in height over the last year He s been training as a squire and dreams of being a knight When his dream is granted, he is thrilled to be able to seek his fortune as a knight in the dukedom of North Britannia where justice prevails Yet once he arrives in the dukedom, Allen discovers that the ideals that the duke promotes are not held in high esteem by all of the nobles Lady Gwendolyn Barnes has on numerous occasions defied her father and trained in combat w [...]


    21. After adoring this author s debut novel I was so excited to have the opportunity to be an influencer for this book My expectations were high as I started the first page and Chivalrous exceeded every one of them I loved it so much, maybe even than book one Alan was such an amazing character in Dauntless and I just fell in love with him over the course of this book I loved his close relationship with God and the way he always put others needs above his own desires He was determined to do the rig [...]


    22. Dina Sleiman brings us another rollicking and charming tale of medieval life and romance I enjoyed book one of this series, Dauntless, and Chivalrous is even better.Gwendolyn Barnes would like nothing better than to be a knight But as her father s only daughter, she s supposed to be relegated to a life behind the castle s stone walls Thankfully, he s rarely home and her brothers indulge her desire to ride and joust.Allen of Ellsworth wants to make something of himself and travels to a distant ki [...]


    23. Chivalrous was a superb second book to the VALIANT HEARTS series by Dina L Sleiman For some reason or another, I enjoyed it quite a bit than Dauntless, Book One in the series and it has gotten me very excited to read the next book in the series This story tells about the life of Gwendolyn Barnes a young woman who wishes she could be a knight Who unconsciously strives to please the father she is disgusted with Who fears marriage.And Allen of Ellsworth, a former outlaw who was once part of the Gh [...]


    24. After adoring this author s debut novel I was so excited to have the opportunity to be an influencer for this book My expectations were high as I started the first page and Chivalrous exceeded every one of them I loved it so much, maybe even than book one Alan was such an amazing character in Dauntless and I just fell in love with him over the course of this book I loved his close relationship with God and the way he always put others needs above his own desires He was determined to do the rig [...]


    25. If you love tales from the Knights of the Round Table, or if you just love a tale where chivalry is alive and well, then you are going to love this book Author Dina Sleiman sweeps us away to a time alive with thrilling jousting tournaments, strong, brave knights and subdued, fair maidens From the first page you are quickly drawn in to the story with a personal account of what a courageous knight is thinking while facing down the opponent The excitement builds as the two began to gallop full forc [...]


    26. Dina L Sleiman has once again written an exciting young adult novel Full of adventure and unexpected romance, this novel will capture readers attention from page one With excellently well developed characters that readers will become attached to along with an engaging and thrilling storyline, readers will love this new installment of the Valiant Heart Series Originally an adult writer, Dina adapted well to writing young adult fiction, crafting a story that readers will most thoroughly enjoy I wo [...]


    27. In Chivalrous I made new friends that I deeply cared, rooted, and cheered for I wanted to see Lady Gwendolyn Barnes and Sir Allen of Ellsworth together so badly They were simply perfect for each other but class, obligations, and other impossibilities keep them apart not to mention the brute that Lady Gwendolyn s father intends her to marry Oh, the hairs that I pulled from my head while reading about how unlovingly and harshly Gwen s father treats his only daughter This was an amazing story that [...]


    28. Chivalrous by Dina L Sleiman was an enjoyable read, though I didn t like it as much as the book before it, Dauntless But maybe that s because I felt that one had of an adventurous feel, probably due to its characters being outlaws and living out of doors But Chivalrous had it s own adventure and likable aspects, what with jousting, and even some events that I did not see coming Got to like it when an author surprises you with unexpected turn of events, right Well, save for one that aren t good [...]


    29. Chivalrous is the story of Gwendolyn, a young woman who dreams to be a knight, but whose overbearing father believes her nothing than a marriage pawn at best, worthless trouble at worst Enters Allen from the first book in the Valiant Hearts series, except now he is knight out to prove himself and find his place in the world Gwen struggles to come to terms with the austere, abusive nature of her father and a loving Father in heaven while Allen strives to do what s right, but pride muddies the wa [...]


    30. 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 [...]


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