The Beautiful Pretender (A Medieval Fairy Tale #2) by Melanie Dickerson -- Book Tour Review + Giveaway
About the Book
What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble-born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina is only responsible for two things: making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave’s bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?
About the Author
Melanie Dickerson is the author of “The Healer’s Apprentice,” a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama.
Book two in Melanie Dickerson’s Medieval Fairy Tale Series, The Beaituiful Pretender, is a fun new novel that combines Princess and the Pea with Beauty and the Beast. When Lady Dorthea of Plimmwald runs away with her father’s knight, Avelina is thrust into an unexpected situation. Avelina must go to Thornbeck Castle for two weeks pretending to be Lady Dorthea and ensure that she is not selected as the margrave’s bride, but somehow gain his alliance to protect Plimmwald. Melanie’s novel is filled with excitement and adventure that readers will absolutely love. From page one readers will not be able to put down this novel with fantastic characters, in addition to a well-narrated story. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy fairytale retellings and romance.
Series: A Medieval Fairy Tale
Genre: historical fiction, fantasy, romance, retellings, fairytale, young adult, Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: May 17, 2016
Number of pages: 320
Category: Middle School +
Content Rating: PG, violence, threats
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
1-The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.
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