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BLOGWORDS – Saturday 11 May 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK and GIVEAWAY – THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST by MELANIE DICKERSON

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK and GIVEAWAY – THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST by MELANIE DICKERSON

 

In honor of the Seekerville Blog Blitz Author interviews, and in Melanie’s absence, I give you The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, the first of her books I read—and loved.

 

The “True” Stories Behind the Fairy Tales … Fairy Tale Retellings set in Medieval Europe.”

 

 

THE BLURB

A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.

A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.

Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.

The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.

For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.

When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.

The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?

 

 

THE AUTHOR

 

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for all things Medieval with her love of romance and fairy tales. She also loves Regency Romance and has drawn on her Southern heritage to write a romance set in the late 1800s called Magnolia Summer.
Her books have won the Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in America, Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

 

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. ~ Psalm 42:11

 

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GIVEAWAY

Robin is gifting an e-copy of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest to one winner.

Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway will begin at midnight on Saturday 11 May and end at 11:59 on Saturday 18 May. Giveaway is subject to the policies found on Robin’s Nest.

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From the first time I watched Disney’s Cinderella as a starry-eyed three-year-old (who watched it in an old theater with sweeping staircases… and became Cinderella as much as any one little girl can), I have loved fairy tales.”

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Saturday, Featured Book and Giveaway, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Melanie Dickerson

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BOOK REVIEW – THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by MELANIE DICKERSON

 

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Three regions in the kingdom, and the Duke of Geitbart intends to control them all. The Earl of Plimmwald will do what he must to ensure he maintain his earldom. Including sending a servant girl to pose as his daughter.

 

The king has ordered the Margrave of Thornbeck to  marry, and given him a list of prospective brides—and two weeks to make his choice.

 

Will the servant girl, Avelina, pass as the Duke’s daughter? Can a servant girl truly be believed to be a noble woman? Most importantly, can Avelina divert the Margrave’s attentions away from her? For regardless of what her heart begins to feel—or his—she knows a noble man can never marry her, a mere servant.

 

 

Ms. Dickerson has woven a masterful tapestry of Medieval intrigue. Secrets in the first chapter, obstacles, conflict. And wolves.

I felt for the Margrave as he struggled with his injury, doubly so as it was “suggested” he marry, and soon. I felt Avelina’s insignificance at her mistress’ harsh and critical words. And her dread when expected to deceive the Margrave.

I felt this was not Ms. Dickerson’s strongest writing, but the story speaks for itself, and I did enjoy it. One conflict after another, disaster after disaster, and people dying—this book keeps the reader turning the pages. I know I did.

 

 

I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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