Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Spotlight: Not Every Girl

Not Every Girl
Jane McGarry

Olivia Davenport knows what she needs to be happy. Now, if only she could get the rest of the world to come around to her way of thinking. Strong willed and independent, she enjoys life in her small country of Stewartsland where she trains with the kingdom's squires. At nearly seventeen, Olivia dreams not of becoming someone’s wife, but of becoming a knight in her own right. So far her father, who is the Master-of-Arms, has indulged her, much to her mother's chagrin, but the date for her training’s end looms.

Olivia learns of an important mission for the kingdom. She pleads for the opportunity to participate, but her father is adamant about its impropriety. Heartbroken, but undeterred, Olivia devises a plan to disguise herself in order to set out with the men. The first day goes extremely well, if she overlooks the fact that the brooding Prince Liam has come along. Her previous encounters with him have been less than pleasant.

The next day, Olivia is unmasked, an obstacle she fully expected, but thought she had outwitted. Since there are no women to chaperone her home, she assumes her continuation on the trip is guaranteed. That is until Prince Liam ruins her well-crafted scheme giving his royal word to see her home safely. Furious, she has no choice but to concede and leaves, humiliated, with the Prince and a guard. Then, an unexpected turn of events puts them at the center of a dangerous plot against the King.

The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws and Olivia must come to terms with the hard realities of being a soldier. Witnessing actual blood and death unnerves hers and makes her question if she is fit to be a knight. But this is nothing next to the bewildering attraction she develops for Liam. She wavers between confident belief that he feels something for her and decimating uncertainty that she misreads the situation entirely. The girl, who is usually so self-assured, finds herself tongue tied and insecure while she tries to sort out her run away emotions. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional

Author Bio:
Reading was always a big part of my life. Creating my own stories developed out of this love. Finally, I decided to try my hand at writing a novel and that was when Not Every Girl was conceived.

I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons and an extremely spoiled cat. When I am not running around with my family or writing, I can be found curled up with a good book and said cat. It is my belief that a good book, a loyal pet and anything made of chocolate can brighten just about any day.
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