Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway: The Tale of Mally Biddle

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The Tale of Mally Biddle
by M.L. LeGette

When Mally Biddle agreed to spy upon the King of Lenzar and his overbearing knights she knew she was heading into danger. She didn't know she'd find a family unlike any other. Posing as a servant in Bosc Castle, Mally serves tea and tends fires for the most dangerous men in the kingdom. Her goal is to learn the truth of what happened sixteen years ago, when the infant princess met her death ... a death that is surrounded by more questions than answers. Along her search for the truth, Mally meets the energized Lita Stump, the strict and matriarchal Meriyal Boyd, and the opinionated Archibald Diggleby. Then of course there are the knights: Leon Gibbs who is slicker than a greased hog, Adrian Bayard, hot tempered and violent, and the worst of the lot: Sir Illius Molick, Captain of the Knights. And then there is Maud, a mysterious woman who just might know everything...

My Review
I am so glad that I signed up for this tour! I would have probably never picked this book up otherwise, at least not for some time. I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this! From the first chapter, I knew I would.
The writing was really good. The author gives you some descriptions, but the characters and surroundings mostly come alive as Mally's story is told. I also loved that the author gives you hints or partial descriptions of some things (i.e. the conspirators in murdering the queen and king), but not exact details so that you have to guess a little. It adds a little suspense. I figured a lot of things out early on, but didn't know the journey the story would take toward its conclusion.
I really liked the characters! Mally was fabulous! She was a realistic teenager, but was true to her background. I got a little frustrated with her in a few spots because she was so naive and trusting, but this did fit in with the way she was raised and her experiences up to those points. Basically I just wanted her to make a different choice. You know as you're reading and you're trying to tell the character "Don't do it!" "Think first!" So silly. I also really liked the other characters. There is a slue of them and they are all individual and strong enough that I wasn't confused who was who and the role they played. So well done!
I also really liked the plot. It is a sweet story and somewhat of a fairy tale. I did wish there had been just a little bit more romance and maybe some more conversation/development at the end, but that would be all. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read for me! I will definitely be looking up this author's other book and reading her books in the future.
If you enjoy historical or medieval fiction, with knights, a castle, and a hidden princess, then definitely pick this up!

"To say I loved this book is an understatement. Mally is a wonderful character and she encounters so many quirky folks on her assignment. Very well written and engaging story! And an added bonus of a love triangle! I enjoyed it from beginning to end!! I will definitely be looking for more from this author!" ~April Holgate  

Author Melissa LeGette

Melissa LeGette lives in Georgia where she helps run a family farm, so her nails are a fright. The Tale of Mally Biddle is her second novel.
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