My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great historical fiction! I found myself wanting to know so much more about this episode of welsh history that wasn’t even remotely on my horizon before reading the book, because the portrayal of it here with these two headstrong female characters was so compelling.
This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the “vicious” Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress. As issues of prejudice, heritage, and occupation come to a head, both girls have to find a way to survive.