Book of a Thousand Days (
Wow, have I found a new favorite author. Dashti is a poor mucker girl who agrees to be maid for Lady Saren. The kicker is that Lady Saren is being locked in the tower for seven years for refusing to marry the man her father has chosen. Shannon Hale's words have magically not only put us in the tower with the two girls, but we also see Dashti's life before. I found this book very difficult to put down from the moment I read the compelling first line.On Shannon Hale's website she has some deleted scenes. Don't read them until after you've read the book! But it's fun to get an insight into her writing process. Sue P.S. Thanks to Readergirlz for directing me to this book.