Monday, November 14, 2016
Hidden Gems: Melanie Dickerson
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Melanie Dickerson is one of my favorite authors. She writes fairytale retellings set in Europe, and they are so cool. (plus, her covers are beautiful as well) She has a wide range of retellings she's written, and they are in such a way that give you a fun new look at fairytales.
I was about to start making this post like the other's I've done for the Hidden Gem Tour, but there are so many books I won't be able to list a summary of all of them, though I would love to. :) For now, I'm just going to list a few of my favorites.
Why do I like them? For one, the retelling's are really cool, Some may think them all cheesy, but they are all really sweet. The character's are all adorable, and the author has written the fairytale's in a new and unique way. I love how Melanie also has them set in historical times- where they could have happened. I encourage you to check them out!
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest:
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?
Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be her chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe?
Gabe knows he defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the orphan girl has stolen his heart. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises to himself he will keep her safe, no matter what.
When the pair are forced to run to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Can they find a way to protect Sophie while also safeguarding their hearts?
The Healers Apprentice:
In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry … until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.
Melanie Dickerson's newest book "The Silent Songbird," just came out a few days ago, and it looks so good! It is a Little Mermaid retelling, and I can't wait to read it.
Have you read any of Melanie's books? If so, which did you enjoy the most?