Thursday, July 16, 2015
An Exchange of Gifts by Anne McCaffrey
Princess Meanne has run away -- from her family, her betrothed, and her life of empty meaning. She runs to a long deserted cottage determined to live life growing herbs and selling them. Luckily she meets Wisp, a young boy who has also run away. Together they resolve to work together to make new and better lives for themselves.
This is a short story by Anne McCaffrey. I've read both the Pern series and the Rowan series by McCaffrey and really enjoyed them. I think she does better at longer books. There just was not enough time for the characters to be developed. I also think it was rather obvious what Wisp's gift was from early on in the story.