About the Book
The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower…
Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.
Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.
The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?
As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?
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.
Author Interview with Melanie Dickerson
Author Melanie Dickerson has written yet another enrapturing story in her latest release, The Golden Braid. In Melanie’s classic style she has written a beautiful and enchanting retelling of the story of Rapunzel that readers will adore. Filled with adventure and romance with a backdrop in the 1413 village of Hagenheim, Germany, this novel will charm readers from page one. With exciting characters and a delightful story, this is the type of novel that keeps readers coming back for more. Reading it and re-reading it, as well as greatly anticipating Melanie’s next release. I highly recommend this novel to readers that enjoy historical fiction and fairytale stories.
Series: Hagenheim/Fairytale Romance Series
Genre: fantasy; fairytale; historical fiction; young adult; Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: November 17, 2015
Number of pages: 318
Category: Junior High+
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
1-The Healer’s Apprentice
2-The Merchant’s Daughter
3-The Fairest Beauty
4-The Captive Maiden
5-The Princess Spy
Other series by Melanie Dickerson:
A Medieval Fairy Tale:
1-The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
2-The Beautiful Pretender (coming May 2017)
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.
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