Tung từ Sultanpur, Karnataka 586129, Ấn Độ
A very suprising read for me- wasn't expecting to get so involved in the story. The characters each get a voice in the telling the story, it was extremely on-target with relation to mother-daughter-sister relationships.
Born into a noble family in 14th century England, Judith was sent to be educated at a convent after the death of her father and her mother's remarriage. Now thirteen, Judith has been summoned home by her stepfather becuase he feels it is time she got married. He arranges a marriage for her to an repulsive old widower with five daughters, some of whom are older than Judith. She has always longed to use her musical talent. So she cuts of her long hair, dresses in some of her dead brother's clothes, and assumes of the name of "Jude." Her destination: Eltham Palace, where she hopes to become one of the King's Minstrels. Along the way, she faces many dangers, including persuit by her stepfather, thieves, and the danger of discovery. But if she survives and completes her journey, the potential rewards could be greater than the perils. This was an exciting adventure story filled with details of life in Medeival England and featuring as its heroine a brave, resourceful girl determined to shape her own future.