Thursday, 26 May 2016

Book Review: The Beautiful Pretender


From the Back:

After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences
My Reflections:

Once upon a time there was a fabulous author named Melanie Dickerson, who could spin a ferry tale with the flick of her pen. She brilliantly wrote with the reader in mind, weaving tales filled with courage, faith, romance, betrayal and danger. Not once did her reader let the book drop, and she became that very readers favorite author to the end!

Ok, I have a new-found passion for fairy tales now, eekk thank you Mrs. Dickerson!

Loosely based on the classic Beauty and the Beast, Dickerson's novel "The Beautiful Pretender" is everything you could want in a fairy tale. This is book two and although I have not had the pleasure of reading her first book I was easily caught up in the story-line and feel that this book could be read as a stand alone. Although I am eager to go out and purchase book one "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" just as soon as I can! The setting was fantastic, who wouldn't want to loose themselves in a medieval castle in Germany? Even though this is geared towards young adults, I am certain anyone with a love for this type of genre will be utterly over the moon to immerse themselves in this engaging story.

This book was provided free of charge from Book Look Bloggers program, in return for my honest review. Thank you so much Book Look!

About the author: 
Melanie Dickerson's Profile Photo  About Melanie:
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama.

She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. 


A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
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