Friday, November 9, 2012

Helen's Daughter by Laura Gill

4 stars
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle Edition
Published in August 6th 2011
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
When the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen of Sparta, she left behind a nine-year-old daughter, Hermione.

Now, years later, the Trojan War is over. Nineteen-year-old Hermione eagerly awaits her father's return, but remains ambivalent toward her mother, even as her world is once again turned upside-down. Can Hermione survive the trials that await, or will she become another victim of the curse that haunts her family?

My Review:
Even though I felt the story started out a little slow it was captivating from the beginning. Hermione had a strong presence throughout the book and showed true character in the face of everything she had to put up with. Throughout the whole story her plight is revealed but the author does not write her as someone to be pitied but more of someone who has the strength and courage to live through anything, she is someone to look up to. I was not too fond of Orestes but he did grow on me towards the end, he just seemed like a baby character and annoyed me in the beginning. I thought the author did a wonderful job about filling in the blanks from previous tales and spinning a wonderful plot.

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