Veiled Rose

Monday, July 16, 2012
“Princess!” The growl of his voice rumbled through Rose Red’s body. She thought her bones must break. The face above her was different from that of her dreams, yet she recognized it. And the sight did not so much frighten her as enrage her. How dare he? He dare he be real!

Book: Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Bethany House Publishers, 2011

Genre: Fantasy/Allegory
Target Audience: Girls 13-103
Subjects: Love, fear, truth, courage
Summary: Rose Red leads a solitary life up in the woods, alone with her father and nanny. Alone, that is, until the day Leo comes monster hunting up on the mountain. Prince “Leo” Lionheart of Southlands is a young boy seeking adventure and friendship – both of which Rose Red can offer him in amounts beyond what he could have dreamed! When the dragon comes, both must grow up and fight in their own ways. When all is said and done, will anything good remain?
Notes: This is part of an allegorical trilogy, each designed to show one aspect of God’s character. This one focuses on His Father character – the love He has for all His children. When you realize it’s connection to the first book, it’s extremely confusing – telling back story – this book chronologically takes place before, during and after the first book. Allegorically, it’s hard to understand, but the author does an excellent job explaining it on her website, and when you do grasp the allegory behind it, it becomes a beautiful story. Without the understanding of the allegory, it’s almost disappointing.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

 1 John 3:1 - How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!


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