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11.11.2014

The Princess Spy ~ Review

The Princess Spy
By Melanie Dickerson

Margaretha knows she needs to accept one of her suitors soon, but she wants someone to want to marry her for herself and not because she's the Duke's daughter.  Not only do none of her suitors meet this qualification, they don't even seem to even like her.  Her talking may be part of the problem.

But Lord Claybrook seems different, but Margaretha is trying to hold her tongue - but it's not easy. And some of his conversations are just so uninteresting...  But accepting Lord Claybrook will allow her to stay close to her family.

But when a foreigner is brought to Hagenheim Castle, Margaretha finds herself needed - she can speak this stranger's language.  But is his tale even plausible or has the attack that brought him to her home left his brain addled?

Colin is determined to avenge the wrongs he claims Lord Claybrook is responsible for.  But how can he convince those in Hagenheim Castle of the danger that hides behind the man carefully presented facade?  Added to this is the fact that he can only converse with Margaretha and is unable to get word to Duke Wilhelm of the danger they now face.

But when events force Colin and Margaretha to search out her father Margaretha is forced to decide what she truly wants.  A marriage of convenience, a home near her family, a man who tolerates her, or love?  The choice is hers and the time to choose is now.

This is yet another delight from the skilled Melanie Dickerson.  Fans of fairy tales will not be disappointed in this lovely story.  This book won't make parents cringe when they see their daughters reading it.  Like Melanie's previous books these are timeless tales with an engaging heroine who discovers truths about herself and finds love along the way.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Zondervan though the BookLook blogger program in exchange for my honest review.



Book Description
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and she 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.
Unable to pass his message on to her father, the duke, Margaretha convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. But when Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment for retrieving a lost heirloom, Margaretha discovers that she might be very wrong about both Colin and her potential betrothed.
About the Author
Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice, a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama.