Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Masked Baron by Anneka R. Walker

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Andalin is accustomed to her father’s frequent travels—and to being left behind. So when he returns home and instructs her to pack her belongings, she is bewildered—but there is no time for questions as she is whisked away on a mysterious journey under the cover of night. When their tense flight leads them into the forbidding Black Forest, the pair quickly finds themselves in great peril. With little hope of escape, father and daughter are spared when rescue appears in the form of the mysterious Dark Rider, a notorious deadly highwayman feared by all he meets. But his assistance does not come without a price: he is taking Andalin with him. Now her fate rests in the hands of the enigmatic masked man whose secrets are inescapably tied to the beautiful young woman now in his charge.


I must admit that I enjoyed this story and the mystery that made Ellis the way he is.
I think that as you read this book I'm hoping that you will come to know the familiarity of it.
It's one of my favorite fairy tales of all time.
The author has done a fabulous job of making this an original without copying the true story.
She definitely adds some mystery and I enjoyed that too. It's what keeps me on the edge of my seat wanting to see what happens next. She didn't disappoint.
Andalin was dealt an unfair hand in life at least in my opinion she was.
I enjoyed watching her being able to come around and into the person she's supposed to be. It took quite a bit of learning and teaching from Mrs. Lewis and a few of the other servants but it was all good.
Andalin is not a perfect character in any way. It's what I loved about her. I liked how the author made her seem real and flawed just like the rest of us are. We're all a work in progress.
Good always overcomes Evil no matter what.
I really loved the twist that the book took at one point in the story. It made me second guess myself that's for sure. It's things like that that makes me really enjoy stories like these.
Ellis is a true mystery. I think I rather like him that way. He has had a hard life as well.
Some don't think that Andalin and Ellis make a good couple but I do. Sometimes it takes a while for love to grow and getting to know each other to make something work. Whether it's a marriage of convenience or something else entirely.
The cover of the book is certainly interesting. I love the way it tends to draw you into it. Just like a Mary Poppins deal.
I enjoyed this book and I think you will too! I highly recommend it.
My thanks goes to the author for a complimentary copy of this book and I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


Anneka Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and History. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she's busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.

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