Monday, May 4, 2015

New Releases: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Here's the review on Melanie Dickerson's newest book. It was so good! I hope you all will get this book so you can enjoy it as well. On a side note, isn't the cover gorgeous?!
Book Title:
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Description:
Swan Lake meets Robin Hood when the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant by day becomes the region’s most notorious poacher by night, and falls in love with the forester.

Jorgen is the forester for the wealthy margrave, and must find and capture the poacher who has been killing and stealing the margrave’s game. When he meets the lovely and refined Odette at the festival and shares a connection during a dance, he has no idea she is the one who has been poaching the margrave’s game.

Odette justifies her crime of poaching because she thinks the game is going to feed the poor, who are all but starving, both in the city and just outside its walls. But will the discovery of a local poaching ring reveal a terrible secret? Has the meat she thought she was providing for the poor actually been sold on the black market, profiting no one except the ring of black market sellers?
 
The one person Odette knows can help her could also find out her own secret and turn her over to the margrave, but she has no choice. Jorgen and Odette will band together to stop the dangerous poaching ring . . . and fall in love. But what will the margrave do when he discovers his forester is protecting a notorious poacher?

My Review:
I was really excited when I discovered that Melanie Dickerson was writing a book based on Robin Hood. I've always liked that story and couldn't wait to read a new one with the "Robin Hood" being a girl! What I liked most about this book is that Melanie took a timeless classic and re-wrote it to be new, fresh, different, and possibly more exciting. Odette and Jorgen were great characters. Both had interesting pasts and present lives. Everything about them was clearly explained so you could picture them vividly in your mind.

Besides some action, adventure, romance, and history, this book contains a well-written message of forgiveness. Also, like Odette, you will be challenged to ponder your life and question whether the choices you are making are the right ones. Like all of her books, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was a book I'm glad I read. It was a great day when Melanie Dickerson became a published author!

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.com

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