Chivalrous

by Dina Sleiman

Dina has knocked it out of the park again! Following Allen’s heartbreak, in book one of the Valiant Hearts series, he decides to strike out on his own. Recently being knighted and wanting to make a good impression, he signs up to joust in the upcoming festival of Edendale.

Gwendolyn is all rough and tumble and nothing of the prissy lady that she is supposed to be. Her parents try to put her in a box of feminism to which she vehemently rebels. She wants nothing of marriage and being held back.

Of course, we have the beautiful making of a true love story with lots of awesome girl power! Dina is the queen of girl power and I love it! Depth, adventure and lots of fun. I highly recommend it. It’s written as a YA novel, but I think it’s fun for all ages.

Thank you, Dina and Bethany House, for this great read! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

If you would like to see my fun face-off with Dina, just click HERE!!

Guest Blog w/ Dina Sleiman. Talk about “YaHooo!!!”

I am really excited to  announce that Dina Sleiman  is guest posting today on my blog!! As you know, I just did a review on her awesome new book, Dauntless. We also had a fun Face-Off. Look!! There she is with her books!!!!! Hurry and head on over to Amazon to pick it up!!! It’s such a fun, great read.

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From Bethany House Publishers
Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior, prepare to meet your historical counterparts!

 

Hello and thanks for having me today. I would like to share with you about my YA inspirational medieval adventure/romance series.Dina Yeah, that’s a lot of adjectives. LOL. This series is pretty unique, especially in the Christian market, and so requires quite a bit of description. But let me start by sharing a little of how it came about. A few summers ago I saw a picture of a female knight, strong and courageous, bold and valiant, and I realized that somewhere in my many years of marriage and raising children, I had lost my fight. And you know what: I wanted it back!

Meanwhile, I had been considering trying my hand at a young adult medieval romance series for several years, but I didn’t have a strong idea. Quite a few more months would pass before everything came together for me. I was walking and praying about a series concept, when the BBC’s new Robin Hood came to mind with its bold Maid Marian who is a crusader for the poor in her own right, its female Djaq, and its tough villainesses. That’s when it hit me. Put strong, young medieval women in legendary male roles, et voila, my Valiant Hears Series was born.

dauntlessI’m so thankful for this opportunity to create strong and courageous role models for young women. I feel that all too often Christian girls are sent mixed messages. “You can be whatever you want to be, but you should be…” (insert small box of your denominational choosing here.) I want to inspire young women to be all that they can be and empower them to reach their full potential in Christ.

“What is a Valiant Heart heroine?” you might ask. A young woman who is both feminine and strong, vulnerable and tough, gentle and passionate. She is fearless, intelligent, and full of life. A heroine who contains within her both the tender beauty of a blossoming flower and the fierceness of a lioness. One who uniquely reflects her creator God and is willing to pursue her dreams with all her heart. A woman who is open to love, but not defined by a man.

Each book in the Valiant Hearts Series will feature a strong, young medieval woman in a traditionally male role as she lives out a story of adventure, romance, and faith. The series is geared toward teens, but will appeal to adults as well
Shown above is Merry Ellison, my heroine for the Robin Hood inspired Dauntless. Merry will go to any length to save the outlawed children of Ellsworth from the treacherous King John. Dauntless is available now online, as an ebook, and in local bookstores.

Click here to pick up at Amazon.

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Thanks so much, girl!! You had me at Katniss and Tris!!!!!!!!

Ok, guys! Go support Dina and pick up a copy of her book. You won’t regret it.

Check out what’s coming in September…. Chivalrous (Valiant Hearts)

woooo hoooo!!!!!!

Looks so good (: Can’t wait!