Today I’m reviewing The Princess Spy, the 5th book in the Romance Fairy Tales by Melanie Dickerson.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
The Princess Spy is a fantastic story! And there is even more exciting news for her fans… Melanie has at least two more books that will follow these beloved characters and will be coming to us soon!
It’s so exciting!
Margaretha’s story is a wonderful version of the fairy tale… it just might be the best one yet. There were many things I never saw coming – always a plus in my opinion – rather than the predictable ho-hum stories that many authors churn out today.
Poor Margaretha thought her future was settled; she would marry Lord Claybrook and live happily ever after. But when a man shows up, she is the only one who can speak his language. Even worse, he claims to have been attacked by Lord Claybrook!
There was fast-paced adventure full of surprises and unexpected plot-twists – Melanie sure knows how to keep me on my toes!
In my humble opinion, The Princess Spy is an outstanding Christian Fairy Tale… but none of the ridiculous magic or nonsense; Melanie writes about good, strong Christian values!
I’m not sure how Melanie found a way to retell classic fairy tales with a Christian worldview, but she did – and she has done an awesome job!
You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Melanie… HERE
God bless you!
© Donna J. Mynatt 2014