Gifted by a grateful mage, Chiara and her twin brother each received a blessing at birth. Chiara was supposed to get extraordinary beauty, but thanks to a mistake, she was saddled with extraordinary strength. Certain that men couldn’t desire a girl who could lift a horse with one hand, she vowed to keep her power a secret. As a petite girl, she had no problem appearing to be ordinary. But when bandits start terrorizing her town and a handsome stranger accidentally learns of her secret, Chiara finds herself facing the very crisis she's been trying to avoid.
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