Enchantedby Alethea Kontis was SO GOOD!! A perfect blend of a multitude of fairy tales, mixed with fun characters and of course a love story! This was a fantastic book!

Sunday Woodcutter is the youngest of seven sisters, each named for the days of the week.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

This rhyme seems pretty apt, and Sunday’s sisters each have their brushes with magic, adventure, love, or tragedy.  Sunday aims to be average –  she loves to write stories, but they have a discomforting tendency to come true so she sticks to stories about things that have already occurred.

One day, Sunday meets an enchanted frog and the two become fast friends, with deeper feelings on the way. One night, Sunday kisses her frog goodbye, and rushes off before realizing that this kiss has transformed Grumble back into the crown prince Rumbold. Unfortunately for Rumbold and for Sunday, the Woodcutter family has no friendly feelings toward the prince or his kin.

Rumbold returns to his former life with determination.  He will woo Sunday, and help her love him as a man and not as a frog.  The task is not as easy as Rumbold would hope, and Sunday must confront not only secrets from her past but also her strong feelings for a man her family hates and whom she barely knows.

Sunday is full of stories and hope.
Rumbold is charming and smitten.
Both are a bit naive and so sweet.

Love love love!




Filed under Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Books

5 responses to “Enchanted

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