Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Franny Billingsley
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
The Folk Keeper is a bewitching tale of a young girl seeking to feel important and to find her true identity. Corinna, abandoned as a baby, is strong willed and determined. Passionate about feeling in control of herself, she changes her name to Corin and adorns boy clothes so that she can work a lad's occupation. When she is personally sought out to work at a large estate, hiding who she is becomes even harder, and finding herself becomes almost intuitive.
The new manor holds many secrets, and Corinna is determined to discover them. In doing so, she unwraps her own hidden past. Corinna's rough background has hardened her heart. Her new occupation and those living within the walls of the estate help to mold her into something softer. Corinna willingly yet almost unknowingly trades her unfriendly attitudes in for sweet pleasantries. With the help of the estate's young master Finian, adventure is always nigh, exposure of her true identity near, and tenderness and love are kindled. The Folk Keeper is an enchanting story full or charms, friendship and love and is sure to be adored by elementary ages, young adults and even adults.