Monday, May 4, 2015

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

About the Book:

A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.
A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.
Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.
The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.
For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.
When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.
The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?


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.


My Review: 
Who doesn't love a fairytale??  I know I do!  Melanie's book, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, a Medieval Fairy Tale is a wonderfully written story weaving together a bit of The Swan Princess, Robinhood and faith.  It's such a good book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that loves fairy tales and even those who might not love fairytales.  While it's not a perfectly ending fairytale, it is a happy and just ending.  While you're at it, check out the rest of Melanie Dickerson's books!!  They are just as good.  I love, most of all, that Melanie includes her faith in this timeless tales as well as changing them up a bit so they are different from the story that you know from your childhood.

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