The cover of Once Upon a Marigold calls itself “part comedy, part love story, part everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” and it’s true. Jean Ferris puts us in a world of trolls, tooth fairies, and a forest where “there were dangers when the lights went out.” There’s a crystal cave. The commoner who falls in love with the princess. The princess with a birth gift that backfired. An evil enemy. Loyal supporters. An inventor. P-mail. Secrets revealed. Past mysteries solved. A quest for the ODD medal.
The story has amusing lines like this one about Edric, the troll: “Then he . . . settled down with his briar pipe and the book of Greek myths. Nothing like a little fratricide, patricide, matricide, and infanticide to send a fellow right off to sleep. This book won’t put you to sleep, but it may make you laugh out loud.
Jean Ferris has written many other books, which now I have to check out. Go to her website at www.jeanferris.com to learn more about her and her writing.