Sunday, November 24, 2019

"Hidden Rebel" by Michelle Janene Booktour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Book: Hidden Rebel
Author: Michelle Janene
Genre:  Christian medieval fantasy
Release Date: August 17, 2017
A disguised warrior on a mission to save a dying kingdom,
but God has more planned.
Aria has left home with one goal. Find the weapon used to defeat the horde of the Black Knight and save what remains of her kingdom.
But things are not going as planned.
Disguised as a male knight, she saves the young prince of the neighboring kingdom, and tales of her fighting prowess spread like a raging fire. Now, within the castle walls of a foreign kingdom, a young girl masquerading as her page serves as her only confidant. But the widower king and his enemies are taking notice of her. The legendary weapon, however, is nowhere to be found.
What is God doing?
Aria needs to save her home without losing her heart.

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"Hidden Rebel "by Michelle Janene is book three of the "Changed Heart " series. I have read all three but I believed if you haven't read the other two, this would still be an enjoyable read if you like Christian medieval fantasy. This genre isn't my favorite but I did enjoy this series.

This novel has drama, excitement, danger, and adventure. I felt pulled between pity and disfavor toward Edmund and how his sons behaved. I know he was a single father but while reading I kept thinking as a King he should have better behaved sons but then I thought even kings are just men and not perfect. This is just a judgement call on my part and yes, I know we are not to judge, lest we be judge but since it is a book, readers are allowed to judge the characters. Right?  This fact is really just a small part of the book. 

I think this book in the series is my favorite because the story is about a female hero who is brave and is willing to die and believes it is her duty to do so in order to save her kingdom.

I really appreciate that this book expresses that God is really the Saviour when someone's life is saved and that Aria is just the tool He uses.  I also appreciate that the characters show fear but allow God to help them over come it. 

I really recommend this book even if you don't read the other two.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author
Michelle janeneMichelle Janene lives and works in Northern California, though most days she blissfully exists in the medieval creations of her mind. She is a devoted teacher, a dysfunctional housekeeper, and a dedicated writer. She released her first novella Mission: Mistaken Identity in the fall of 2015, God’s Rebel in 2016, Rebel’s Son in 2017, and has been published in several anthologies. She leads two critique groups and is the founder of Strong Tower Press—Indie solutions for indie authors.

More from Michelle

The main character of Hidden Rebel is a princess who is also a warrior. She needed to move between court and the battlefield with minimal issues. Aria also took the verse that women should not dress as men seriously. I wrote about a fighting skirt for her.

It appeared to be a pleated skirt with several long panels. Those panels weren’t sewn together other than at her hips. When Aria moved it was clear the skirt panels where over tight trousers and tall boots.

I thought about the skirt so much I created my own. I have worn it to local Renaissance Faires.

Blog Stops

Emily Yager, November 22
Avid Reader Nurse, November 23
Texas Book-aholic, November 25
janicesbookreviews, November 26
Inside the Wong Mind, November 27
A Reader’s Brain, November 28
Pause for Tales, November 29
CarpeDiem, December 1


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a $15 Amazon gift card and the entire trilogy on eBook!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Debbie P said...

This sounds like a really good read. Very pretty cover.

Dianna said...

Thanks for your honest feedback. It bothers me when "strong" characters in books have badly behaved children. This would be true for a king, I think. If they can't raise their children to be honorable people, how can they lead a country?

James Robert said...

Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so  much.

Caryl Kane said...

This book sounds like one I'll enjoy!