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5.07.2017

The Noble Servant ~ Review

The Noble Servant
A Medieval Fairy Tale #3
By Melanie Dickerson

Magdalen of Mallin is desperate to save her people who have been suffering since the region's copper mines ran out and her father died. Her only hope is marriage to a wealthy man, but Magdalen has always dreamed of marrying for love. And secretly she has had fond memories of her short time in the presence of the Duke of Wolfberg. But her dreams of the Duke are just that dreams or are they?

Suddenly Magdalen's hopes and dreams for herself and her people are about to come true. But when Magdalen's dream becomes a nightmare - when she is forced into a role of servitude by the very servants entrusted with her care - she finds herself living a life she never imagined. But who would believe a shamed servant girl that she is in truth the intended bride of the Duke of Wolfberg?

But there is more at stake in Wolfberg than Magdalen's future as something about the Duke seems amiss, but is Magdalen's memory of the Duke true or has it been altered by her dreams?

This is another delightful tale from Melanie Dickerson and those who have read her previous books will once again be enchanted. For those new to her work, this book is well worth reading as her books can stand alone though there are little snippets that refer to characters who have been in previous books. Tweens, teens and adults alike can enjoy this wholesome and refreshing reimagining of the Goose Girl. The cover is as beautiful as the story it wraps.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher through BookLook with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:
SHE lost everything 
to the SCHEME of an 
EVIL SERVANT.

But SHE MIGHT just gain what 
she’s ALWAYS WANTED . . .if she 
makes it IN TIME.

The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.

On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.

When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.