Sunday, June 05, 2016

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

About the Book
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?

My Thoughts
This author has become well-loved for her fairy-tale retellings and this Robin Hood meets Swan Lake story was another enjoyable read!
I liked Jorgen and Odette's characters, they had both had hard childhoods and I admired how instead of being bitter about that they used it to fuel their desire to help children who faced the same hardships. They both had kind hearts and you could tell from the beginning that they were well suited for each other and I enjoyed seeing their relationship play out.
The different mysteries throughout kept me interested and some I didn't figure out until they were revealed at the end.
There were a few instances where the writing didn't flow as well as I'd like but overall it was another great novel from a wonderful author!

Meet the Author

Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice, a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her on line at Facebook: MelanieDickersonBooks and Twitter @melanieauthor


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