The Forest King's Daughter

An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.The year is 1886 and Swedish teenager Ingrid Andersdotter is about to face a series of life changing events the rural poverty of her family which her carelessness suddenly makes worse, her attraction to the new school teacher which leads to ostracism and shame, the pressure of the church to conform to things she doesn tAn alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.The year is 1886 and Swedish teenager Ingrid Andersdotter is about to face a series of life changing events the rural poverty of her family which her carelessness suddenly makes worse, her attraction to the new school teacher which leads to ostracism and shame, the pressure of the church to conform to things she doesn t believe, and her strong opinions which put her at odds with her traditional community Ingrid s only option is to leave her home and family, first to Stockholm as a lonely servant in a rich household, where she soon discovers her vulnerability Just when she fears she ll be thrown onto the street, a turn of events gives her the chance of a new life in America But is she brave enough to make an ocean crossing to a strange land on her own, leaving everything she knows far behind And will she find the freedom she dreams of if she takes such a risk Told through the lens of a Swedish fairy tale, this epic coming of age story, is both a page turning personal account of one feisty young woman s determination to seek a better life, and the tale of many single women who emigrated from Sweden to America in the 19th century.
The Forest King s Daughter An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here The year is and Swedish teenager Ingrid Andersdotter is about to face a series of life changing events the rural poverty of her family which her

  • Title: The Forest King's Daughter
  • Author: Kendra Olson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. The Forest King's Daughter was not what I expected. I don't read much historical fiction and from the cover and the blurb it didn't seem to be my kind of book. I only bought it after I came across a rave review. Don't be fooled by the rather slow beginning, but do savour the Swedish folktale. This very personal story of Ingrid and the real-life obstacles she faces in 1800s Sweden is a page-turner. I became so involved with this feisty young woman I couldn't put it down. The details of her life a [...]

    2. Set initially in 19th century Sweden and ending in the American State of Minnesota,The Forest King's Daughter tells the story of 16 year old Ingrid, whose desire to stand up for what she believes in leads to an epic journey - especially for this innocent daughter of poor farming folk. It's a story with several dimensions: part historical novel, part romance and part adventure; all are perfectly balanced for a well-rounded and very readable first novel from Kendra Olson. Ingrid is a strong and en [...]

    3. A moving read which deserves every one of its five starsThe Forest King's Daughter is set in 1886 in poverty stricken rural Sweden. Ingrid is our protagonist and while she loves her family deeply, a deep thirst for knowledge and a strong sense of justice makes her constantly question a church, as represented by Dean Larsson, which is unforgiving and downright mean, and a way of life where women have no say over their destiny. As the story progresses, Ingrid is compelled to follow her instincts a [...]

    4. I couldn't put down The Forest King's Daughter Author Kendra Olson. I stayed up all night reading this fantastic and magical novel. About Ingrid a young woman who emigrates from Sweden to America. Following her adventure and reading her diary entry's throughout her story is very gripping and I loved how in some parts the novel weaves little fairy-tales throughoutI found at times some parts of this novel to be emotional and heartbreaking and other parts magical and a great adventure. I loved this [...]

    5. This is a great debut novel by Kendra Olson set in 19th century Sweden. It stars Ingrid, the 16 year-old daughter of a poor farming family in Varmland. Ingrid is a great character. She is a strong, resilient and principled young woman who's forced to leave her family to work in Stockholm after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving her schoolteacher. It's impossible not to root for her throughout her travails as she struggles against the restraints imposed not just be social expectation and p [...]

    6. excellent book, very well written and i would recommend this. It was a different kind of book to what i usually read and was a very refreshing change.

    7. A touching and engaging debut novel.Growing up in a rural area of Sweden in the 1880s, Ingrid's choices in life are restricted by religion, poverty, and the social expectations placed on women at that time. Life only becomes more difficult when a moment of teenage rebellion turns the church against her. Soon, Ingrid finds herself having to make decisions about her future which will change her life forever, and see her heading to a new life in America.This was an easy read - Ingrid is a strong an [...]

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