on January 1st 1970
Format: Ebook Bundle
Romance, intrigue, and danger abound in this five-book bind-up of Melanie Dickerson’s bestselling fairy-tale retellings.
The Healer’s Apprentice: Rose has been appointed as a healer’s apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, and when Lord Hamlin—the future duke—is injured, it is Rose who tends to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to fall in love, and wonders if he feels the same. But Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose’s life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.
The Merchant’s Daughter: Annabel is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. She soon finds he is actually very kind and caring, and the two strike up a friendship that could soon become more. Then Annabel becomes involved in a situation that could possibly lead to Ranulf’s demise.
The Fairest Beauty: Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and receives her chance when Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle to rescue her, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother. Though romance is impossible--she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else--the pair flee to the Cottage of the Seven to find help. Before long both must not only protect each other from the dangers around them, they must also protect their hearts.
The Captive Maiden: When Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten--the boy she has daydreamed about for years--is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten is everything she hoped he would be. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.
The Princess Spy: 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. It is up to her to save her father, Colin, and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.
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Melanie Dickerson is known for her fantasy fairytale books. After all, there are tons of them. This fun little collection brings a whole bunch of them into once nice neat little package. This collect features:
The Healer’s Apprentice, The Merchant’s Daughter, The Fairest Beauty, The Captive Maiden, and The Princess Spy. There are two more books in this series: The Golden Braid (which I own) and The Silent Songbird (which will be released later this year).
The first thing about this collection was that I was kind of annoyed by the formatting. The books are all just kind of mushed up together one after another. you can go through the table of contents to pick which book you want to read, thankfully each book is linked so you don’t have to scroll through hundreds of pages. I found it difficult not to know how far into each book I was. You can only tell how far into the bundle as a whole you are.
The books themselves are all each about three/three and a half star reads. They’re all solid stories, though I think my favorite had to be the Healer’s Apprentice which is book one in the series. As the bundle title suggests, these books are all heavy on the romance, though because it is a Christian publisher you won’t find anything but good clean love here.
If you’re into light fairy tales and sweet romances I’d certainly say this is the bundle for you. It is nice having them all in one convenient package on my nook. They’re not the kind of stuff I usually read. I’m usually more into the darker stuff, but these are pretty fun for a palette cleanser.
Light romance or angsty darkness? Which is your thing? Share you thoughts in the comments.
From my shelf to yours