Black Friday is here and we’re discussing the season with Jeffe Kennedy’s Princess Amelia from The Tears of the Rose.
Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.
Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…
Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?
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Princess Amelia’s Shopping List
Ursula – new dress(es), hairbrush, lipstick. Something for her sword??
Andi – fancy bridle, ribbons for Fiona’s mane, scrolls and ink so she can write me letters!
Rayfe – ??? Have no idea what to get new brother-in-law. Something embroidered? Do the Tala even WEAR clothes??
Dafne – books, also lipstick?
Lady Veronica Lianore – imported Elcinean tropical bushes for greenhouse
Marin – new knitting needles, some of that special rabbit-fur yarn
Ash – shirt to match his eyes, new cloak (not white!), romantic getaway
Meet Jeffe Kennedy!
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.
Her fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and has been nominated for the RT Book of the Year while the sequel, The Tears of the Rose, has been nominated for best fantasy romance of the year. Her fifth series, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, released starting with Going Under in July.
She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
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