The Beautiful Pretender (Medieval Fairy Tale Romance - Book 2) - Melanie Dickerson + Giveaway

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Forced into deception by the Earl of Plimmwald, will Avelina be able to keep up the facade of being his daughter, Lady Dorothea? 

Litfuse is hosting a FABULOUS giveaway for The Beautiful Pretender. Make you you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter!

"For a moment in time she had been a lady, someone who was wanted..." 
The Beautiful Pretender
Page 196

About the Book
The king has ordered Reinhart, the new Margrave of Thornbeck, to marry. Knowing he can not refuse this order, Lord Thornbeck summons the ten women the king has chosen as suitable matches. For two weeks he plans to test these women to find the most noble lady among them, and choose her as his bride.
Little does he know that not all of the ladies presented to him are truly born of nobility. When Avelina arrives at Thornbeck castle, masquerading as Lady Dorothea, she is convinced she will be found out. However as the days pass, she finds it easier to pretend to be a lady, instead of the maidservant she truly is. She has two goals: To make sure no one discovers that she is a servant, and to keep Lord Thornbeck from choosing her as his bride. For if her secret is revealed, destruction and ruin will be brought upon Avelina and her family. 

"If you die fighting, I want to die fighting with you."
The Beautiful Pretender
Page 292

My Thoughts
The Beautiful Pretender is "Happily Ever After" at its finest! Melanie Dickerson has a beautiful gift for bringing classic fairy tales to life in an incredibly new and different way. Every page is filled with beautiful descriptions of the castle, clothes, grounds and lifestyle of the medieval times. These fairy tales (and especially Avelina's story) are much more realistic than the Disney adaptations (however, I am addicted to fairy tales in general), and makes me feel like these stories could have actually happened. The Beautiful Pretender will have you biting your nails from the first page and there are plenty of suspenseful moments that will keep you turning those pages until you can not keep your eyes open any longer! (Yes, I say this from experience...) This story is such a lovely romance. Seeing in our characters something that I believe we can all identify with, the desire to be wanted and loved for who we are. And we must never forget the One who loves us more than anyone ever could. He who loves us exactly as we are, regardless of our heritage and in spite of our imperfections. Never forget that as a son or daughter of our Lord, you are royalty. 

What is your favorite fairy tale??? Personally, Sleeping Beauty will always have a special place in my heart.

I received a free copy of The Beautiful Pretender from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

One more graphic...Because I stumbled across this picture and it fit too perfectly to pass up!

Purchase Options
Barnes & Noble
Christian Book
Google Books

About the Author
Melanie Dickerson is the author of Historical Romances, and her two favorite time periods are Medieval, which she has combined with her love of fairy tales, and Regency England, which stems from her enduring love of Jane Austen. She is a 2-time Christy Award finalist, a 2-time Maggie Award winner, winner of The National Reader's Choice Award for 2010's Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing, hanging out on facebook, and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.

More Books by Melanie Dickerson
Medieval Fairy Tale Romance Book 1
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest 
Danger and romance lie deep in the heart of Thornbeck Forest. Where a poacher's only desire is to feed the poor. The forester determined to catch the poacher. And a margrave who holds the future of all in his hands. Read More.
Hagenheim Book 6
The Golden Braid
A classic fairy tale, re-imagined like you would never believe! Experience the story of Rapunzel through new eyes. Read More.
The Regency Spies of London Book 1
A Spy's Devotion
When England's future is at stake, it is up to Miss Julia Grey to thwart an assassination. Read More.

Coming Soon...

Hagenheim Book 7
Releases November 2016

Join Melanie in celebrating the release of The Beautiful Pretender by entering to win her Once Upon a Kindle giveaway! (I am not affiliated with Litfuse's blog tour, I am promoting the giveaway on my own. Because it is an awesome giveaway!) 

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
  • A Kindle Fire tablet
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie's blog.

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