Keturah and Lord Death – Martine Leavitt

keturah and lord death

At 16, Keturah is a poor peasant girl who constantly ponders her future. She has been raised by warm and loving grandparents, experiencing firsthand what a truly happy marriage is all about. The teen is committed to finding a suitable husband so she, too, can be happy but has not yet been successful. All this changes for her the day she follows the legendary hart deep into the forest and becomes lost. After three days of wandering aimlessly, she knows that she is about to die. Keturah is surprised to discover that Death is a strong, handsome lord to whom she immediately feels connected. She uses her storytelling skills to make him grant her a reprieve for one day. She spins a story of a love so pure that even Death cannot destroy it. He allows her to live another day on the condition that she come to him with an ending to the story and her true love. Keturah continues to delay the inevitable but in doing so learns much about herself and what she is truly capable of achieving. Along the way she also discovers that her true love was there beside her all along.

If you love romance, than this is the story for you.  One of the best romances I’ve read, but written like it’s being told around a fireplace in a warm, cozy cottage.  I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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