About the Book
A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.
A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.
Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.
The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.
For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.
When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.
The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?
About the Author
Historical romance author Melanie Dickerson earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has taught students with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee. She has also taught English in Germany and Ukraine. Dickerson has won numerous awards, including the 2012 Carol Award in young adult fiction and the 2010 National Readers’ Choice Award for best first book. Her novels The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter were both Christy Award finalists. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two guinea pigs near Huntsville, Alabama.
Melanie Dickerson has done it again. Her Thornbeck series is a hit. Book one, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is a charming and entertaining tale of a young woman, Odette, who poaches off the margrave’s forest in order to feed the poor children, which she also teaches. Jorgen is the margrave’s forester and is determined to rid the forest of its poacher, as well as avenge the death of his father who was killed by a poacher. When Odette meets Jorgen at a Midsummer festival and they begin to have affections for each other, this complicates everything. For little does Jorgen know that Odette is the poacher. Filled with exciting characters, a twist on a couple of fairytales, including Robin Hood and The Swan Princess, and an excellent story with plenty of plot twists, readers are not going to want to put this exciting new adventure, fairytale down!
Genre: historical fiction, fantasy, romance, retellings, fairytale, young adult, Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: May 1, 2015
Number of pages: 306
Category: Middle School +
Content Rating: PG, hunting
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
2-The Beautiful Pretender
A review copy of this book was purchased for review.
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