About forty miles west of Hagenheim, Germany, Margaretha is currently being courted by Lord Claybrook from England--the man she hopes to finally wed. During this courtship, Colin, an injured stranger also from England, shows up on her doorstep. Colin does not speak German, but luckily Margaretha can speak English and translates for him. Colin warns Margaretha about the danger she and her family are in because Lord Claybrook is not all that he appears to be. At first Margaretha doesn’t believe what Colin is telling her, but when she spies on Claybrook, she discovers the truth. With Colin’s help will Margaretha be able to save her family? Will she be rid of this suitor, Lord Claybrook, and will Colin fall for her or return to England without her?
Melanie Dickerson is the author of Medieval fairy tale retellings, including The Healer's Apprentice and The Merchant's Daughter, both Christy Award finalists, winner of The National Reader's Choice Award for 2010's Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
Melanie Dickerson, winner of Best First Book, National Readers Choice Award, and several other awards for her first novel The Healer’s Apprentice, has once again crafted an exciting and adventurous heroine and novel. This twist on the fairytale The Frog Prince continues the Hagenheim Family Sega series. The story brings forth new thrilling characters and an enchanting tale about a princess turned spy and her adventures in saving her family while falling in love.
Series: Hagenheim Family Sega
Number of pages: 352
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Grade Level: 7th+
Genre: adventure; historical fiction; fantasy; fairytale
Other books in the series:
1-The Healer’s Apprentice
2-The Fairest Beauty
3-The Captive Maiden
5-The Golden Braid (release date: November 17, 2015)