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The Reckless Oath We Made

by Bryn Greenwood

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The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2019
    448 pages
    Genre: Novels

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A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and the unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

Zee is nobody's fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead's temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and her drug-dealing boss.

Zee may not be a princess, but Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and a code of honor. Two years ago the voices he hears called him to be Zee's champion. Both shy and autistic, he's barely spoken to her since, but he has kept watch, ready to come to her aid.

When an abduction tears Zee's family apart, she turns to the last person she ever imagined—Gentry—and sets in motion a chain of events that will not only change both of their lives, but bind them to one another forever.

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"Greenwood depicts an unconventional romance with honesty and tenderness. Her short, briskly paced chapters keep the pages flying...wonderfully inventive storytelling." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The inventiveness of the plot is nicely matched by the richness of the characters, as the unlikely duo of Zee and Gentry prepares for the battle of their lives." - Booklist

"A love story about two total misfits that will challenge you. Perfect for book clubs." - PopSugar

"Leave it to Bryn Greenwood to find loyalty and love in a world that seems devoid of both....Captivating, complex, and relentless, the story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read, the chance to take a journey we'd never dare in real life, one that changes our perspective forever." - Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader

"A gorgeously-written hypnotic novel....Greenwood is an enormously talented writer, whose stunning prose and uniquely gritty and sympathetic characters completely captivated me." - Jillian Cantor, author of Margot

"A truly unforgettable tale that redefines what it means to be heroic. Your inner phoenix will roar!" - Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters

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Sandi W.

duped by the synopsis...
Basically this is the story of a Zhorzha, who is trying to find her missing sister LaReigne. Along for the ride is Gentry - described as "Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and a code of honor." Therein is where the problem exists...

I must admit that I scanned portions of this story. I felt duped by the synopsis, after I started reading the book. No where did I find the word 'fantasy' related to this book. Any indication of fantasy is subjective in the wording of the synopsis. Sentences like "Zee is nobody's fairy tale princess" and "Zee may not be a princess, but Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and a code of honor." I took as subjective author lingo meaning Zee was no weakling or goody two shoes type, and that Gentry was her rescuer, a person she looked up to. But once I got into the book I realized that Gentry was a knight - a 17th century Knight - and he spoke in all the 'thee" and "thou" and "weren" and "aren" language spoken back then.

Definitely not my favored period in history, nor my favored type reading material. So I forced my way thru the book to get the jest of it, scanning when I could. Had the synopsis been a little bit clearer, or at least contained a sentence letting you know that it was a fantasy of a contemporary woman with the side kick of a 17th century Knight, I would probably have refused the gift from the publishing house as not my type of reading material.

Having not read the authors other book - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - I cannot comment on her writing or authoring abilities. To do so would be incorrect due to my dislike of this book.

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Bryn Greenwood Author Biography

Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University and continues to work in academia as an administrator. She is the author of the novels All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Bryn Greenwood: brin (like win)

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