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BOOK With Face Aflame

FREE DOC ✓ READER With Face Aflame ñ MBJUK µ Born with a red mark emblazoned across her face seventeen year old Madge is lonely as she spends her days serving guests and cleaning rooms in the inn her father keeps One day she meets an unusual minstrel in the marketplace Moved by the beauty of his song and the odd shape of hEd she flees her home to join the minstrel and his companion a crass juggler As they travel earning their daily bread Madge secretly seeks to rid herself of the mark upon her cheek convinced that nothing else can heal her heart Set in England in 1681 With Face Aflame is the tale of a girl who risks everything in hopes of becoming the person she desperately wants to This was a beautifully written and enjoyable historical fiction A story of a young girl marked from birth and often shy and scorned reveals that she has a true gift For wonderful song She gets inspired to try to heal herself of her birthmark and learns a lot about the world along the way herself and what it means to truly have faith Well written and cleanly edited lots of historical context and a lively bunch of characters to that jump from the page and into your heart This would surely be an enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys reading fiction that takes place in a specific time period or has a spiritual element to its core

A.E. Walnofer ð With Face Aflame TEXT

Born with a red mark emblazoned across her face seventeen year old Madge is lonely as she spends her days serving guests and cleaning rooms in the inn her father keeps One day she meets an unusual minstrel in the marketplace Moved by the beauty of his song and the odd shape of his body she realizes she has made her first friend But he must go on to the next town lea 5 starsThis is a lovely coming of age tale with gorgeous prose and strong three dimensional characters The setting is England in the 17th century and Madge an innkeeper’s daughter tells her own story While there's a hint of potential romance it's not fully realized in these pages Madge's face bears an unsightly birthmark Her embarrassment with this causes her to stare at the floor instead of looking people in the eye and she makes sure a lock of her hair hangs out of its braid to cover the unsightly red stain She hates to go out of the inn even to the local village although she imagines where all the guests are coming from and where they are going She only interacts freely with her father Pappy and the inn’s cook Babs She loves them both dearly as well as Babs’ mother Lottie who was a second mother and teacher for Madge when her own mother died Sadly Lottie is now very old and dementedMadge’s reclusiveness makes her an unlikely heroine to join two performers on their travels—Brom a tall juggler and Keaton a short disfigured minstrel However Madge is determined to get to the healing waters in Tersewell because she’s desperate to be rid of her accursed birthmark Keaton has discovered her beautiful singing voice and they find a way to work her into their act using a costume that hides her face completelyThe story is unlike anything else I’ve ever read I do recognize some elements of the Wizard of Oz Providentially a cobbler makes Madge a beautiful pair of sturdy shoes making her journey possible Obviously her traveling companions are unusual They encounter many different people and experiences in their travels all of which influence Madge and help her to see things differentlyThis includes a young woman Thrin who is a uaker Madge is fascinated at first and attends a Meeting with Thrin and other uaker Friends Later a mysterious noble lady engages Madge and Keaton to sing for a dying woman but why does she keep her entire body including her face covered when in public?There are some heavy topics raised here including self image bigotry and fanaticism as well as the nature of faith However the style of writing keeps things light and observational allowing the reader to come to hisher own conclusions Madge herself isn’t always aware of the depth of her inner changes but her behavior makes it apparent to the reader By the time she returns to the family inn she is healed in every way that mattersLOVE this Content is clean

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With Face Aflame Ving her behind Soon after while she herself is singing in the woods she is startled by a chance meeting with a stranger there Though the encounter leaves her horribly embarrassed it proves she need not remain unnoticed and alone forever However this new hope is shattered when she overhears a few uiet words that weren’t intended for her ears Heartbroken and confus Madge is a believable relatable and very sympathetic heroine who is consumed with self consciousness over the large red birthmark that covers almost half of her face Events conspire to send Madge on a journey in search of a miracle to rid herself of her birthmark Like AE Walfoner's previous novel A Girl Called Foote this book has strong and compelling prose and a story that keeps you guessing at every turn The situations that Madge encounters on her journey are skillfully plotted and paced The focus is always on Madge her thoughts and feelings as she gains in self confidence and knowledge of the world around her 17th century England is vividly portrayed a world in which religion and superstition rule everyday life Exposition in an historical novel can be very obvious and clunky sometimes definitely not the case here the exposition is handled very wellThe secondary characters and their stories are so interesting that in fact you want to find out what happens to everybody but because Madge is on a journey and we stay with Madge we don't learn what happens Uplifting without being preachy or didactic A Face Aflame celebrates family love friendship and the power of believing in yourselfPlus I really like the cover on this one