Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: A Princess Spy

The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson is based on the Frog Prince fairy tale. Fans of her Beauty and the Beast retelling, The Merchant's Daughter, will especially love this one since their grandson, Colin, is one of the main characters! :-)

This story takes us back to Hagenheim where Duke Wilhelm's eldest daughter, Margaretha, is being courted by Lord Claybrook from England. Margaretha isn't too sure about her new suitor, but knows she has to marry soon so her younger sister can get her chance for love.

Colin arrives in Hagenheim severely beaten. Confused and disoriented, he is desperate to protect everyone from Claybrook, But there's one problem... he can't speak English! Colin is surprised to find that someone can understand and communicate with him. When he finds out that it's the Duke's daughter, Margaretha, he is thrilled with the chance to warn them all of such a dangerous man.

Margaretha doesn't know what to think about this mysterious man. He seems like a raving lunatic, but... what if what he says his true? Margaretha knows she talks too much and wants to change, but it isn't easy when she isn't trusted by her own family with secrets. Colin believes in her, though and because of that, she is able to still be herself and learn how to control her tongue. Plus, she finds out that not only is she stronger than she realized, but she really is a force to be reckoned with!

This book really makes you think about what you say about and to others. My mom would always say that home is supposed to be an encouraging place not a discouraging place, and this story has definitely made me even more adamant to have that in our home, too. This book was such a pleasure to read, and I so wish it didn't have to end! But I know more stories are in the works. If you enjoy a good fairy tale, then you will love Melanie Dickerson's novels!

I was given this book free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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