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Keturah and Lord Death (Paperback)

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Keturah is lost in the woods the day Lord Death claims her as his bride. She spins a tale and Death spares her for the night so he might hear the story’s end the next. So begins this beautifully written tale of a girl trying to find her true love—to save herself and her village. Keturah is a bright, resourceful heroine, devoted to her home and family, and this is a wonderfully sweet story. —Flannery

— From Love Rules / Love Stinks


Keturah, renowned for her storytelling, follows a legendary hart deep into the forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near—and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. She is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve, but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. A mesmerizing love story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance.

About the Author

Martine Leavitt's young-adult novels have won many awards and honors in the United States and Canada. Most notable are two Canadian honors: Tom Finder won a Mr. Christie's Book Award, and Heck Superhero was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. Martine Leavitt earned an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. She lives in High River, Alberta, Canada.

Praise For…

* "A darkly gorgeous medieval fairy tale. . . . Leavitt renders in Lord Death a character rivaling the finest gothic depictions. . . . A fine achievement." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A dark, but uplifting story combining elements of fantasy as well as romance." —School Library Journal, starred review

* "The romance is intense, the writing is startling, and the story is spellbinding. Readers will be carried away on the wind of Leavitt's words, and few will be able to guess how she finally ends her story." —Booklist, starred review

"Lord Death, mysterious and gorgeous, and Keturah, brilliant and beautiful, will be irresistible to romance fans as well as those who like a bit of passion woven into their fantasy." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590789490
ISBN-10: 1590789490
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
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