Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Elise's Choice” as Want to Read:
Elise's Choice
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Elise's Choice

by
4.21  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A stranger A legend A choice that will change Elise's world Elise and her best friend Anton grew up in the medieval village of Petheralm, where life, though hard, is good. When a stranger arrives in her village injured and unconscious, Elise is taken in by his handsome face and sweet demeanor. However, according to ancient legend, the forest surrounding their small town is ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Createspace
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Elise's Choice, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Elise's Choice

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-33
Average rating 4.21  · 
Rating details
 ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Arya
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was really excited to start reading this book. I don’t read a lot of Medieval based books so I was really excited to read this one when I heard about this one. Based on the description I was expecting something really different than what I got but I am really excited that it didn’t follow my expectations because I think I would of been rather disappointed.

Anyways, I really liked the way this story was set up. It starts with a young girl receiving a book on her birthday and we then
...more
Anne
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock - 4 Fangs

Elise's Choice is an appealing tale revolving around medieval life, mostly taking place in the village of Petheralm. Elise is a farm girl who wants nothing more than to tell stories. She weaves her tales to the delight of her young audience whenever she gets the chance. Elise lives at home on the farm with her mother and father, and they all work very hard, day in and day out. Her childhood friend, Anton, is the only one
...more
Kristin Martin
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Stiber, author of “Elise’s Choice,” creates a riveting tale of strength, power, and love. The reader is transported to a distant land of peasants, healers, and royalty. Petheralm is a charming, close-knit village of peasants that care for their own. The Enchanted Forest, which surrounds Petheralm, protects the village from unwelcome guests; that is until a handsome, charismatic stranger is injured in the woods and quickly instills himself into the villagers’ lives. Anton and Elise grew up ...more
The Author Visits
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, romance, ya
Note - I received the eARC in return for an unbiased review of Elise's Choice.

Review by: Veena Kashyap

Elise's Choice is the debut novel by Rachel Stiber. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and interesting storyline set forth by this pleasing YA romance.

The story opens with a young girl on her birthday. Celeste is thrilled when her grandmama hands her a book. The books shares the tale of Elise, Anton and King Ludiford.

Elise and Anton are simple people
...more
Melissa
May 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
I love a good fairy tale, happy endings and sweet romance. My 1 stars is partly because I believed this book to be something very different. I thought it was a fairy tale retelling or a sweet romance. I was also surprised by the length. The writing was well done, but a little too much repetition. The author tells a good story, but I kept wishing it was shorter, that the story could have been told in a faster way with a lot less detail. I almost put it down at one point thinking it had to be the ...more
Twin Opinions
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This YA is written in such a way that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is quite lengthy. The perfect read for those rainy or cold days you want to cuddle up with a book. I always love paranormal romance, although I am not a huge fan of historical. Stiber does a fantastic job with her imagery and truly makes the story come to life.

I like the story line. Stiber creates an interesting story about peasant life. The enchanted forest is interesting and shapes the lives of the towns peopl
...more
Tifani Clark
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Elise's Choice. Rachel Stiber did an amazing job of bringing her characters and settings to life. Despite their faults and shortcomings, they triumphed and succeeded through all the twists and turns of the story. Ultimately, a choice was made...one I didn't see coming. Now, I just hope Stiber is almost through with the sequel because I can't wait for the saga to continue!
Linda
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
With Elise's Choice, Rachel Stiber launches an engrossing tale, focusing on a coming-of-age heroine faced with heart-wrenching decisions. The plot is simply captivating; the characters, enthralling.
Cathy Clanahan
rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2015
Deanna
rated it liked it
Nov 12, 2015
Chloe
rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2017
Arizona Ortiz
rated it it was amazing
Aug 07, 2016
Sherry Wooll
rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2015
chris
rated it it was amazing
Dec 20, 2017
Mara
marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Stefanie Michelle
marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2014
Asmae
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2014
SD
marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2014
Heather Langston
marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2014
Stephanie Pitman
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2014
Fifi
added it
Apr 25, 2015
Lisa
added it
Jul 02, 2015
Lindsay
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2015
Madyson
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2016
Sydney
marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Haile
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2017
Kennedy Huett
marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2017
Morgan Comnick
is currently reading it
Jul 23, 2018
Laya Darville
marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2016
Four
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2016
Nancy OReilly
is currently reading it
Sep 07, 2017
Marie
marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2017
Dela Iovan
marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
13 followers
Rachel Stiber lives in a small town in rural Missouri with her husband, three rambunctious cats, and a lovable dog. She has the privilege of teaching English Language Arts to seventh grade students at the local junior high.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »