Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Fairytale Like No Other

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
ISBN: 978-0718026240
Purchase the book: Kindle

A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.
A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.
Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.

The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.

For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.

When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.

The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for the purpose of review. By no means did this have any bearing on my review. What can I say about The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest? One word comes to mind, WOW! This is the first book that I have ever read by the author Melanie Dickerson and I can tell you it definitely won't be the last. Due to a popular ABC tv show, I have since gotten back into reading fairy tales. I have to say this book surprised me as I was expecting your typical fairy tales like those of Hans Christian Anderson but this book is in a category all on its own. The characters are well-developed and the scenes are so descriptive they drag you out of the real world and into the story. This book will have you rooting for some characters while booing and hissing at others. There are even instances which will make you so mad you want to smack the character, but instead you close the book for a while. Even though this character makes you mad, you can't stay away long because you are dying to know what happens next. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is full of romance, heroism, suspense and mystery. While this is a young adult book, even adults will enjoy the story. With stories like this, Ms. Dickerson is on her way to becoming a national bestseller ~one whom I shall be keeping a close eye on because she writes amazing stories. I cannot wait to read the rest of her books. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story! Great job, Melanie!

I give this book 5 stars out of a total of 5 stars.

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