Christmas Book Giveaway – The Princess Spy

Congrats to DeVorah, winner of last week’s giveaway!

Now on to this week’s giveaway!

This week I’m giving away a copy of The Princess Spy, the newest release by Melanie Dickerson. My sister-in-law recommended her books to me, and I loved them. They are fairy tale remakes set in a historical, medieval setting. While they stick to the plot line of the fairy tales for the most part, they are not constricted by them like some remakes are. Her latest release, The Princess Spy, is based on the frog prince fairy tale. I won’t give away how she manages to pull that one off!

Back Cover (from Amazon):

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and 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.

Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.

 My Recommendation:
 As with all her books, Dickerson weaves a deft tale combining the fairy tale and her historical setting. The Christian themes in the book are given a light touch, but they are still present throughout the book. My favorite part about this book is the character of Margaretha. Unlike some of the female main characters in Dickerson’s other books, Margaretha is not a lady to wait around for someone to rescue her. She is strong without being too bold. Her character has a good balance that shows it is possible to be a strong woman while still relying on others for help.
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7 thoughts on “Christmas Book Giveaway – The Princess Spy

      • Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination December 17, 2014 / 7:53 pm

        My favorite fairytale remake has to be The Lunar Chronicles. I love how well thought out the world is and how strong the main female characters are.

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      • Tricia Mingerink December 17, 2014 / 10:20 pm

        It’s your choice paperback or ebook, whichever you prefer. Most people pick paperback (not that I blame them. I always go for paper myself), but ebook is great for me. It’s faster to get to you!

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      • Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination December 17, 2014 / 10:34 pm

        Okay, thank you so much. I usually prefer paper, but with giveaways I like ebooks the best. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

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      • Tricia Mingerink December 17, 2014 / 10:21 pm

        I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Lunar Chronicles, but I haven’t read them yet. My To Read pile is much too big!

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      • Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination December 17, 2014 / 10:37 pm

        My to read pile is huge, as well! There are way too many books and way too little time. *sighs* Well, when you do whittle your TBR down enough, I highly recommend you read The Lunar Chronicles. I, for one, find it impossible to whittle my TBR pile down because no matter how many books I read, I end up adding at least double the books to my TBR pile.

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