Title and Story Line (Maiden Update #2)

As I mentioned last week, my new novel is inspired by Joan of Arc and is going to be for my daughters, but that’s about all the information I gave.  Some of you were not so happy with me for not getting into details of the specific story line.

Well…let me do that!

Have I told you the (working) title of the book?  I didn’t!?  Jeesh, I need to get on the ball.


Short, simple, leaves room for interpretation, but ultimately trying to convey a young woman on the verge of change.  Very much inspired by the Maid of Orleans.

Now, the story line.  Here is the one-minute blurb I’ve been giving lately when I get the question, “What is your book about?”

The Kingdom of Amarin is at war, and seventeen year-old Jeanette wants to get away; away from her controlling father, crazy mother and stifled life on the outskirts of the kingdom.  

After the royal caravan arrives for the yearly festival, her desire to leave is fulfilled, but it is more of a nightmare than a dream come true when she is chosen as one of the possible brides for the reluctant heir to the throne.   

At first, it appears she is trading one caged life for another, but a series of visions and promptings compel Jeanette to abandon her best friend and set off to discovery her true purpose.   With only her gut and the guidance of a mysterious hermit, Jeanette wrestles with fate to track down and join forces with John, the one soldier that can lead a revolution and hopefully turn the tide of war.

That’s it in a nutshell.  I’m very excited for you to get to know Jeanette and all the other characters (more about them in future posts).

I would love to know your thoughts and comments – please leave them below.