Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Golden Braid (Hagenheim #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Series: Hagenheim #6
Publication: November 17, 2015
By: Thomas Nelson

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she’s met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read.

After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel’s heart soars—surely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won’t let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted.

After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel’s opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige.

But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everything—except her happily ever after.
*I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

If you like fairytale re-imaginings with a dash of adventure, a pinch of romance, and a heaping does of faith, then this is the book for you. 

Rapunzel is my favorite of all fairytales and I enjoyed this take on it. Unlike all of the other re-imaginings I've read, Rapunzel does not start out locked in a tower. Nor is she meak. She's brave, strong and wields a knife like nobody's business. 

This was my first Melanie Dickerson book and I enjoyed her style of writing. The Golden Braid is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.

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