Saturday, November 8, 2014
Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson
Book Description "Margaretha has always been a romantic, and she hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story. Unable to pass his message on to her father, the duke, Margaretha convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. But when Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment for retrieving a lost heirloom, Margaretha discovers that she might be very wrong about both Colin and her potential betrothed."
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."
This is the first time I have ever reviewed a book by Melanie Dickerson but after reading this one it is sure to not be my last. I great enjoyed this "Frog Prince" retelling and immediately went to Melanie Dickerson's website to see how many other books she had written. I love historical romance and I don't know that you ever outgrow the love of a good happily ever after fairy tale. The story had action, adventure, faith, fantasy, and of course romance. The characters were well developed and went through some growth and change along the way. They learned many things not only about others but more importantly about themselves. I loved the setting and the plot. Even though there was some violence, and even some characters that died, it was not gruesome or gory.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.