"Beautiful adult fairy tale with great pictures"
While Elliana Munson mourns the loss of her beloved sister
Rhiannon, she also knows her sibling has given her an
opportunity to escape from her nasty spouse George at
least some of the time. Elliana has inherited Rhiannon's
large estate including a horse farm though she must spend
a stipulated amount of time each year at the farm. George
is irate that she cannot spend the money that is tied up
in a trust fund; he also has no plans to join her amidst
the horse manure. Her sister's final letter beseeches
Elliana to be happy and to send her off like they did
their cherished mother.
King Valdemar of the Elves mourns the loss of his beloved
Rhiannon. Without his dearest queen, he worries that his
people will soon vanish from existence. Elliana rides in
the field to honor Rhiannon's final wish; Two fairies see
her and take her to Valdemar. He and Elliana realize that
their beloved Rhiannon has sent each of them the most
precious gift one can receive: love.
ELLIE AND ELVEN KING is a simplistic beautiful fairy tale
romance that is aimed at adults, but children will enjoy
also. The story line can stand on its own, but the
illustrations add depth to the remarkable Rosburg realm.
Though the spouse offers nothing redeeming and readers
will wonder why the heroine waited so long to leave this
pathetic loser, the lead couple is a delight and through
their eyes, fans gain a picture of the fabulous Rhiannon.
Helen A. Rosburg and the illustration team of Fortin &
Sanders will make readers believe in the magic of love.
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 30, 2003