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...
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"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!"
Here's an excerpt:
Marlo, Hebitha Bones’s cat, was pampered, spoiled, and sneaky. He was with her nearly everywhere she went—though not by his own choice. His yellow eyes constantly scanned his surroundings, ever vigilant for a timely escape from his doting mistress. Mally was impressed by the number of times Marlo had snuck away from his mistress’s clutches. And she knew just how many times he had escaped, because the whole castle was called to a screeching halt if Madam Bones realized her precious ‘fluffy poo’ was missing. All servants were put on alert and had to stop any and all activities until Marlo was safely returned. Even the knights weren’t left out of the fun. Mally thought she would crack a rib from stifling her laughter when she saw Madam Bones informing Sir Alexander Vinsus not to leave any stone unturned in his search for her cat. Vinsus looked torn between the desire to slap the woman and incredulous disbelief, but she simply patted his elbow and shuffled off for tea. Molick looked sick anytime he saw Madam Bones. But Sir Brian and a handful of other knights put on a delightful show, trying to track down Marlo. And the servants all found Madam Bones highly entertaining, especially when they spotted a cursing Gibbs on his hands and knees, peering under couches. Page: 260
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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This book was fun, lively, and quirky, yet it kept me guessing too!
The Tale of Mally Biddle is appropriate for readers of all ages. :D
Between the pages of this book you'll find mystery, danger, a love triangle, and characters with the most entertaining names. lol!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I enjoyed it and I think most of you would too!