Fantasy Book Review: Dearest

Dearest by Alethea Kontis

Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

Friday is a sweet, caring, and humble young woman who cares for children. When she meets a group of cursed brothers and their mute sister, Friday jumps at the chance to help them. But the evil man and female sorceress who cursed them has come for them, speeding up their time table and only chance to save them.

Dearest is the third installment in the Woodcutter Sisters series. As before, the story weaves familiar fairy tales in an inspired and unique way. And even though this is a part of a series, each of these books can be read as standalone. Yet it’s helpful to know some of the minor characters, such as Friday’s family. Full of mystery, magic, and romance – this series is always captivating. And despite a case of insta-love, this story is enchanting and completely enjoyable.

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