Today I’m reviewing The Fairest Beauty, the third book in the Fairy Tale Romance Collection series by Melanie Dickerson.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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.
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Are there any good stepmothers in fairy tales?
I certainly can’t think of any! The Fairest Beauty is a wonderful story, with poor Sophie as our beloved Snow White. The duchess is indeed very bad – evil would better describe her – and Sophie is doomed… or is she?
The characters in The Fairest Beauty are marvelous! Sophie is the kind, sweet-hearted young girl you would expect; after growing up with an evil duchess telling her how wicked and ugly she is, Sophie is the epitome of goodness. Melanie Dickerson creates characters who cry out to God for help, for wisdom, for strength to overcome the evil. This is an excellent choice to make for something inspiring to read.
Of course, I cannot tell you how things turn out… but… maybe I can give you just a glimpse. Sophie had been told by one of the servants that if she could just reach the Cottage of the Seven, she would be safe there. The seven… totally not what I was expecting, but it was brilliant!
And… if it follows the fairy tale, then it turns out well… NO, I’m not giving anything away – everything doesn’t work out, but come on, we know it has to end well, right?
But if you want to know how it ends you’ll have to read it for yourself. And I most certainly can recommend that you read it for yourself – it’s SO GOOD!
No beast in this one… but definitely a hero!
Once again, Melanie includes lots of surprises along the way, just the way real life happens, and as I’ve said before, that’s just one more reason the stories by Melanie Dickerson are so believable – and awesome!
If you enjoy reading exciting, medieval fiction… with a happily ever after, don’t miss this wonderful series!
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God bless you!
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