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(Tales of Taelis Short Stories #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Eleanor is happy to be living with her brother and sister-in-law. She loves helping with her mischievous nephew, John. When John gets away from her one day, it sets off a chain of events that will change her life.

A short short story of faith, friendship, and family. A prequel story for Brothers and Betrayal.
Kindle Edition, 38 pages
Published October 29th 2016 by Sarah Holman (first published October 2016)
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Angie Thompson
Really enjoyed this short story about Eleanor and her life after Adventures and Adversities. Since it was a short story, things moved a bit fast (for the reader), but the lightbulb moment after the author's note at the end really made me appreciate the message even more. :) Aside from the sweet relationship that develops over the course of the story, I loved the parts with Alditha and Miriam's children. So cute! <3

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Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
The Tales of Taelis short stories offer a very fun glimpse into some backstory, or sidestories of various characters, and I enjoy that a lot!
This one was so sweet! Eleanor is a great character, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her story!
I don’t know what else to say besides the fact that I loved it! It really was sweet, and once again, the message was great. Definitely recommend it!
Rebekah Morris
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This was short but sweet. I wanted more to the story, but it was an easy and fun read.
Deborah O'Carroll
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very quick, short read (I read it in fifteen or twenty minutes), but was a really cute story for all that. :) I quite enjoyed it! ^_^

It’s set soon after Adventures and Adversities, with the same characters and a couple of new ones.

This is Eleanor’s story, and it was really neat to have one for her. :) Kaden was a great character as well, and little John and Nathaniel were cute. :P

I particularly liked the parts in the forest, and with the stars. <
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eleanor is a character we've met in the previous books of the Tales of Taelis series. But then she disappeared a bit, so now we can see the direction her life is headed in. This is a short story for "filler", you might say, between the bigger novels of the regular Taelis series.

This is the story of a girl who doesn't know exactly where her life is headed, and it worries and pains her sometimes as she wonders about it all. Thoughts like this come upon all of us at some point or anothe
Title: Befriended
Written By: Sarah Holman
Genre: Christian Romance with mild Fantasy elements (mostly the names of people and places)
Recommended Ages: Any, but teens and older would enjoy it more

I hadn't read any of Sarah's Tales of Taelis stories before, so this was my first taste of them. I enjoyed it and wouldn't mind reading more in the future. The only thing I didn't like about this audiobook was the narrator's voice for Eleanor was too high-pitched and whiny./> ...more
Abigail Harris
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Favorite Character is Eleanor: Kind, Caring, Sweet, Trusting,

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this short story and highly recommend it. Eleanor was one of my favorite characters in Adventures and Adversities as well as Admirable and I really enjoyed reading her story. And I liked reading about Kaden as well. It was a great story about waiting for the time God wishes you to marry and I loved how Eleanor and Kaden fell in love and came to trust each other and grow in their relationship wi
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Befriended was another short Tales of Taelis story that helped to tie up loose ends/answer questions left by the larger novels in the series. It was an adorable, swift read giving us a look at Eleanor’s life after Adventures and Adversities. The best thing about this story were Eleanor’s little charges, Nathaniel and John—very accurate portrayal of little boys LOL. The only thing I regret about this story was that I wish it had been longer and more fleshed out. I was definitely glad to get what ...more
Annie Twitchell
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This was a lovely little romance that warmed my heart without being sticky and yucky. It stood well on its own, though I may have to go listen to the novel soon.
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice, sweet, short story.
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Sarah Holman lives in central Texas with her amazing family. When not working on her next novel, she can usually be found hanging out with her siblings, reading, or taking long walks. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it’s because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined. You can find out more about her at her website

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