Monday, December 29, 2014
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.
Sorry that this review has been a long time coming! In the craziness of everything is forgotten that I hadn't written it yet! So my humblest apologies if this review seems a bit lacking!
While this wasn't my favorite of Melanie's books I did still enjoy reading it! One of my favorite things about it was that it finally connected my favorite book The Merchant's Daughter to the rest by having Colin be Lord Ranulf & Annabel's grandson!
Margaretha's somewhat flighty nature was at times annoying and at others endearing but through it all I did end up liking her character as well as Colin's and enjoyed watching them balance each other out.
The adventure of trying to stop Claybrook in time made for a fun read and it was definitely fun to watch them succeed!
So while it wasn't quite up to the standards of Melanie's other books I still really liked it and would definitely recommend it!
Meet the Author
Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer's Apprentice and The Merchant's Daughter, both Christy Award finalists, winner of The National Reader's Choice Award for 2010's Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her on the web at http://www.MelanieDickerson.com.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.