Monday, December 9, 2013

New Book: The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson is the newest (and fourth) release in her inspirational fairy tale series. This time she explores Cinderella. Every time I see this cover I think of Dr. Who. I think the model looks a lot like Billie Piper. Or there was her turn in Masterpiece Theatre: Mansfield Park. But I think that prince in the background is really Dr. Who. Which would make this book REALLY interesting, yes?

But there has already been Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life, so I think we can just enjoy Dickerson's own take on the story and forget my meanderings over the cover here which I should delete but I won't. :)

Book description:

Happily Ever After ...Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela's childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father's death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke's son, Valten---the boy she has daydreamed about for years---is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it's only for a taste of a life she'll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

And while we are here, here are her previous three books, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast retold here:

1 comment:

  1. Do you have some suggestions/questions that I could use for an upcoming book club discussion of The Captive Maiden?