Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #19 - Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson
Zondervan - Dec '12 or Jan '13

cover of The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson shows a teenage girl with black hair holding an apple standing in the woods; a bowman is in the distance
A daring rescue. A difficult choice.

Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie’s one chance at freedom---but can she trust another person to keep her safe?

Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the girl’s inner and outer beauty has enchanted him. Though romance is impossible---she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else---he promises himself he will see the mission through, no matter what.

When the pair flee to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help---but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Now both must not only protect each other from the dangers around them---they must also protect their hearts.

Why I want to read it
I absolutely LOVED Melanie's first two books - The Healer's Apprentice and The Merchant's Daughter. I love the twists she gives to classic fairy tales and the Christian perspective she adds. Can't wait to read it!

Where you can find it
Amazon and ChristianBooks

Book Trailer

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    1. I've already decided to buy it for the school library here and can't wait for all the books I'm buying. Though it'll be a ton of work to get them all cataloged quickly. Fun work though.


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