Friday, June 3, 2016

"The Beautiful Pretender" by Melanie Dickerson ... and a Kindle Prize Pack Giveaway (Litfuse Blog Tour)

The Beautiful Pretender Melanie Dickerson
My Review...

Reinhart Stolten, the Margrave of Thornbeck, has a problem. The king has informed him that he needs to find a bride immediately. Reinhart invites ten noble-born women to Thornbeck Castle to determine which woman would be the best choice. One of the ladies invited is Lady Dorothea of Plimmwald. She has no intentions of going, much to her father’s dismay. As Earl of Plimmwald, he has a stake in the Margrave’s marriage. In place of Dorothea, he sends his servant Avelina. Though the Margrave is intrigued with Avelina, she plans to do all she can to not be noticed or chosen. This will be challenging, especially as another potential bride seems out to get her. Will Avelina’s secret be uncovered?
Dickerson is known for her fairy tale retellings, and it’s certainly well-deserved! This is second in her “Medieval Fairy Tale Romance” series. The story is full of intrigue, courage, adventure, romance, and risk. It weaves in The Princess and the Pea and Beauty and the Beast, and takes place in 16th century Germany. It proves that fairy tales are not just for children. There will be some familiar characters to those who have read The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest. However, this book could easily be read as a standalone. Avelina is a strong character, both in spirit and faith. Reinhart is gruff but lovable. This well-written romance will have the reader rooting for a happily-ever-after ending.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Litfuse and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    1. It is! She has a series of books which are based on fairy tales, and they are all very enjoyable :)

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