Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Releases: The Golden Braid

Awhile back I reviewed the series, Fairy Tale Romances by Melanie Dickerson. This book, The Golden Braid, is the sixth and I believe last in the series. If you enjoyed the previous books I know you'll love this one too.
Book Title: The Golden Braid
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Description:
The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

My Review:
When I heard that Melanie Dickeron's next book was going to be about Rapunzel I couldn't have been more excited! Disney's Tangled is my all-time favorite fairy tale so to have one of my favorite authors retell this story...I'm sure you can guess my elation. :D

The Golden Braid definitely lived up to my high expectations. I loved the characters! Rapunzel was sweet, daring, compassionate, and totally lovable. :) Sir Gerek, beneath his exterior toughness, was definitely worthy of his title of knight; a man of valor and honor. I came to love each of the characters more as I witnessed their love for eachother and Christ grow bigger throughout the chapters.

The plot was as awesome at I'd hoped it would be too. Melanie Dickerson is talented at making her descriptions come alive and I felt like I was transported back into medieval times.

Also, I absolutely loved the cover of this book! I think it is the most beautiful cover in the series...at least it's my favorite. :D Thank you Melanie Dickerson for writing such wonderful books!!

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


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1 comment :

  1. As "Tangled" is my favorite fairy tale, this sounds like a book I would simply love reading!!! Nothing beats a wholesome, adventurous plot with a great Christian message....plus a little romance :P Can't wait to read!!

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