Beatty, Melinda


(3) 4-6 Farm girl Only Fallow can tell when someone is lying and herself always speaks the truth. When this secret is discovered, Only is taken from her orchard home and forced to serve the king. She takes the opportunity to help the Ordish, a persecuted nomadic minority, but as her influence at court grows, so too do the dangers. With a cheerful, folksy voice, narrator Only has charm as well as heart.


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