Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Princess Spy - A Review

Published - November, 2014, Zondervan Books
Author - Melanie Dickerson
Title - The Princess Spy
Format - ebook, paper
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As the eldest daughter of the Duke of Hagenheim, Margaretha is expected to make an advantageous match. Yet she longs to find love like both older brothers and her parents. When a young man is wounded and brought to the castle's healer, Margaretha is the only one who understands him. As she gets to know him, and he her, she's drawn to him. Yet Colin has determined that the entire family is in danger, but no one will believe him. Can he convince Margaretha of the danger her family is in while still keeping his heart in tact?

I've read all of the books in Melanie Dickerson's fairy tale series. This one is the newest and is loosely based on the Frog Prince. While the books do not have to be read in order, it is helpful. This book connects Merchant's Daughter to the rest of the books.

It's been so long since I've read the Frog Prince that I've forgotten much of it. I do remember some of the elements, the princess dropping something in the well and the frog getting it out, her being in his debt, and I think that's it. This book did have some of those elements - the dropping of a necklace in the well and Colin retrieving it.

Still, like most of the author's other fairy tale books, this one was sweet. I enjoyed the banter between Margaretha and Colin. And I loved Colin. Of course, I loved the ending (happy endings all around). Oh and the cover is by far my favorite of all of them.

I would have liked to have seen more of some of the characters from previous books. I'd also have liked a little more of Colin's family history. But still, it was very enjoyable.

I received a Kindle copy of this book for free from Zondervan's Booklook Blogging Program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of fairy tales, happy endings, young adult, Krista McGee, Ella Enchanted, Melanie Dickerson

Rating - 4 stars

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