Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WoW #46: The Princess Spy 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 Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson
Zondervan November 2014

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha---one of the few who speaks his language---understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself 'Lord Colin' is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy---not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she's sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook's wicked plot

Why I want to read it
I have really enjoyed this author's other forays into the world of retelling fairy tales. My favorites of hers are The Healer's Apprentice and The Merchant's Daughter. Her other two books which are also very good are The Fairest Beauty and The Captive Maiden. I'm excited that this book continues the tale of the inhabitants of Hagenheim Castle!

Pre-order it:
Amazon ($9.66 / $5.12) and ChristianBooks ($9.99 / $5.99) and Barnes and Noble ($9.66 / $5.99) and An Independent Bookstore near you
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  1. Great pick, Rina! Funny enough, my favorites so far have actually been The Fairest Beauty and The Captive Maiden, although I really enjoyed both of the others, as well. Really, they're all such fun reads!

    By the way, I was wondering if you had received my emails regarding the Five Glass Slippers blog tour? Since I haven't heard back from you at all, I just want to make sure you're getting the information. If not, please feel free to email me at my other email address (amberstokes[at]corban[dot]edu) and let me know you need me to re-send things! Thanks! :)


    1. Those books are great reads. :-)

      Sorry, yes I did get your first email but haven't checked that account in a few days and forgot. Emailing you right now! Really sorry about that!

  2. Ooh I can't wait for this one either! I love all of Melanie's books! I was really happy to find out that she was doing Margaretha's story! I'm really interested to see her take on the Princess and the Frog story!

    1. She does have a knack for great fairy tale retellings! And I'm so glad she's connecting all the stories. This one should be quite interesting. :-)

  3. I haven't heard about this author or any of her books, but they definitely look good! I'm not sure how I'm feeling about the main character but I like how she comes to realize that maybe her romantic notions aren't a reality! Great pick and enjoy your week :)
    My WoW
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Thanks for stopping by Juli! If you like fairy tale retellings than this author is worth checking out!

  4. I haven't heard of this author or series before... I love rewritten fairytales, thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for visiting Alina! Yay for another fairytale retellings fan! :-)


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