Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

Summary:
She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.
But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . .
if she makes it in time.
The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.
On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.
When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.

Review: I've looked forward to reading The Noble Servant since it was set in the world where we had previously met the Margrave. This book continued on with a character we in the past book, Magdelen. She is a daughter of a poor baron, who died, and is now given the chance to marry someone who will provide for her and her people. But after she arrives as a servant instead of a bride, she realizes that there is more going on than just a wedding to be announced, or her former servants trickery. Now tended the geese, she keeps a careful eye on those around her, and the one she was said to be betrothed too. But once she meets a man who she thinks she recognizes, it is only so long before the lord of the castle finds out who else faking their identity.
 I love the setting of these books; I can almost imagine the castles and villages mentioned and are "placed" throughout Germany. Though not my favorite book by Melanie Dickerson, I did enjoy this book, and though I have never read "The Goose Girl," I look forward to discovering this "new" fairytale.
If you are looking for a sweet, easy read, The Noble Servant is a great story for any tween to read.

Genre: Fairytale retelling
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review.

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