Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Golden Braid - A Review

Published - November 2015, Thomas Nelson
Series - Fairy Tale Romance Book 6
Author - Melanie Dickerson
Title - The Golden Braid
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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Rapunzel is talented. She can paint beautiful pictures on the walls of her home. She can throw a knife better than any man. But there is one thing that she longs for above anything else - a chance to learn to read. And if she happens to fall in love too, so much the better. Yet she feels that her mother won't allow her to do either of those things. When a young farmer asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage, her mother quickly packs the house and she and Rapunzel move to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey there isn't easy. When a young knight rescues them, she and her mother reluctantly allow the knight to travel with them. Soon the knight is injured and Rapunzel's quick knife skills rescue him. To repay his debt to her, he agrees to teach her to read. Yet as the pair spend time together, they soon realize that things aren't always what they seem, especially in the city. Rapunzel uncovers a mystery that will change her life forever.

I've loved each of the fairy tale books I've read of Melanie Dickerson's. This one occurs during the same days/months as Princess Spy. As some of the events in this book occur in Princess Spy, I recommend reading that one first.

I liked Rapunzel. And Sir Gerek. I liked how they both fought their feelings for each other, but their banter was fun. I also liked how they both grew as the story progressed.

I didn't see the twist with Rapunzel's mother coming, though I am familiar with the fairy tale. I also loved the mystery surrounding Rapunzel.

Overall, this is a good addition to the Fairy Tale Romance Series, and i enjoyed it. It's an easy read.

I received this book for free from the Booklook Bloggers program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of fairy tales, happy endings, young adult, Melanie Dickerson, Jody Hedlund, Lisa Bergren

Rating - 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Dawn. The cover is certainly beautiful and I am a fairy tale fan (not to mention Rapunzel being a favorite fable) so perhaps I'll pick this one up. Someday. :)

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