The barmaid Aenna overhears a plot to kill the heir to the throne and decides to leave her life behind to warn him. Aenna and the Prince fall in love, but this is not a fairy tale romance. Endless problems threaten to destroy the couple, including the love that grows between Aenna and her Champion, the Prince's cousin.


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"Great worldbuilding and storytelling"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 29, 2003

In the Kingdom of Keshaerlan, twenty-one years old orphaned barmaid Aenna hears several patrons toasting Prince Kurit's last mortal days. Doing her civic duty, Aenna treks for two days to warn the royal of the danger that he will face though she does not expect to get close Read more...

"Wonderful retelling of the CINDERELLA tale!"
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 19, 2006

Aenna was orphaned at a very young age and raised in the Aleshan Temple Academy. Instead of staying at the Temple when she became of age, Aenna decided to make her own way in life. And that's how she ended up a barmaid at the age of twenty-one Read more...


Sorrows of Adoration
by Kimberly Chapman

Novel Books, Inc.
October 1, 2003
ISBN #1591051894
427 pages
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