Sunday, March 29, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Good afternoon everyone. Sorry for not posting any book reviews lately. March has been a pretty busy month and in addition to that our family's been under the weather. :( Never fun... I hope to review that last book in the our fairy tale series by Melanie Dickerson sometime this week. Today, I wanted to announce the winner of this blog's one year anniversary giveaway. A big thank you to those who participated.

Congratulations! I hope you will enjoy reading this series. I know I did. Mary Connealy is a very fun author and infuses each of her books with loads of humor, and laughable adventures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fairy Tales / The Princess Spy

Book Title: The Princess Spy
Series: Book 5 of the Hagenheim / Fairy Tale Romance
Author: Melanie Dickerson

Description:
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story.

Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.

My Review:
The Princess Spy is the story of Margaretha, the daughter of Wilhem and Rose (their story is coming next), and sister of Valtan and Gabe. It also is about Colin, the grandson of Ranulf and Annabel (from The Merchant's Daughter).

I didn't care for The Princess Spy as much as I did the others in the series. I still like it but the characters seemed to lack depth. Margaretha's vulnerability was that she felt most people didn't like her because she talked a lot. That seemed a little cheesy and so I didn't connect with her from the start. Colin, the hero of the story, was okay but he could have used some more manliness.

Other than that, I enjoyed the book. I liked how the plot tied together all the characters from the other books. Colin and Margaretha were perfect for each other and I liked how they worked together against the evil Claybrook.

My Rating:⭐⭐⭐