The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender What happens when a margrave realizes he s fallen in love with a servant The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride fast He invites ten noble born ladies from around the country to be his guests a

  • Title: The Beautiful Pretender
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What happens when a margrave realizes he s fallen in love with a servant The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast He invites ten noble born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.Avelina is only responsible for two things making sure her deception goes undetWhat happens when a margrave realizes he s fallen in love with a servant The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast He invites ten noble born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.Avelina is only responsible for two things making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave s bride Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.Despite Avelina s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice And try as she might, she can t deny her own growing feelings But something else is afoot in the castle Something sinister that could have far worse far deadlier consequences Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot And at what cost

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    1. (note: if you are expecting any kind of eloquence, I direct you elsewhere. Herein, you shall be privvy to my squeals and bouncing in my chair and finger-tip tingling delight! )Guys!!! THIS BOOK! THIS GUY! YUMMO!The sexy "we're hiding in a false wall behind a book case and there may be beetles but let us hold each other for body warmth!"The kinda-maimed-Beast-like-guy who saves the HEROINE from WOLVES !The dresses and historical detail. THE BALLS! The Queen Esther trope of having a man in a posit [...]

    2. Aww :') Another adorable historical medieval fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson. Always look forward to a new book from her!

    3. Wow. Just as the lovely cover implies, this was a beautiful book. I loved the storyline of "she's-beneath-him-and-not-good-enough-he's-the-margrave-she's-a-servant-girl", etc etc. Ahh! It was wonderful!! :D Avelina was a really sweet character. Not perfect, and she did some deceitful things that I don't believe she would have done under normal circumstances, but she was lovable. :) She offen struggled with being 'good enough' and, ahhh! *clutches heart* How she realized that in Christ was would [...]

    4. The fact that I’m reviewing The Beautiful Pretender is surprising. You see, I never finished the first book in the series, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest. For some reason, it just didn’t grab me at all and I had to put it aside. I didn’t expect to read any further in the series, however, after seeing the glowing reviews of The Beautiful Pretender that my friends were sharing, I was intrigued. I still didn’t think I would take the time to check it out, but, on a whim, I picked it up. I [...]

    5. I don’t know how she does it, but each of Dickerson’s fairytale retellings are wonderful stories that keep getting better and better! The Beautiful Pretender only took about three chapters to grab my full attention and then I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up WAY past my bedtime eagerly turning the pages on my kindle with this one. Loved Avelina right away and was amazed by her strength, discernment, faith, and courage throughout. This is the SECOND time Dickerson had my heart melting for [...]

    6. If Melanie Dickerson has a new book releasing, I know I want to get my hands on it! While some of her stories shine more than others, I know I'm always in for a sweet treat, complete with romance and adventure. I'm quite happy to report that The Beautiful Pretender is one of my favorites of hers!(I'd probably have to re-read them all to determine which one I love best. Hey, that's not a bad idea! ;) From first impressions, The Fairest Beauty, A Spy's Devotion, and The Beautiful Pretender stood o [...]

    7. Another very sweet romance/fairytale retelling from Melanie Dickerson. This book is the sequel to "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest".I truly did not mean to take so long to get around to this book! The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was the very first book I read in January of this year, and here I am at the end of December, just now getting around to the next book. To clarify, I wasn't putting this book off by any means, it simply happened by chance that I read a bunch of other books before I fin [...]

    8. About this book:“After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and [...]

    9. I enjoyed being immersed in medieval Germany with political intrigue and hidden identities. As a young adult novel this is written with a lighter tone, and I smiled at the nods to Beauty and the Beast that popped up throughout the story. Avelina's strength of character and compassionate personality shine as she stands out from the crowd of pampered ladies. I was glad that her isolation was offset by a friendship with one of the young women, which proved to help her cause later on. The beginnings [...]

    10. I literally read this in one day start to finish. I hadn't planned on that. I'd planned to pick it up as a slow, pick and up set down sort of book. But this one just scooped me up and took me away. It has more action than many of the other Melanie Dickerson books I've read before, and I like action. I also really connected to the main characters. Even though I haven't read the first book in this series, I figured out things quickly enough. Now I really want to go back and read it. I also can't w [...]

    11. Oh! How unexpectedly delightful this book was. I didn't particularly enjoy the other books in the series but the premise of the plot and promise of the Princess and the Pea (my favorite fairytale EVER) overcame my hesitations. Comfortable, romantic, and fluffyis was a perfect read for a Sunday afternoon. I did find the obsession with kissing a little much, but I suppose you go in expecting it with books like this. I also could not take seriously every time the heroine nearly froze to death and g [...]

    12. Fairytales come to life and characters step right into your heart in Melanie Dickerson's books, and The Beautiful Pretender is no exception. This is a page-turner that will delight readers!

    13. This is only the second Melanie Dickerson book that I have read. You can be sure that I am going to go back and read all of the books she has written! Wow!!! Previously I read The Golden Braid and loved it, but The Beautiful Pretender took fairy tale stories to a whole new level for me!The Beautiful Pretender is book two in a series, however, I had not read the first book and had absolutely no trouble following along. The two main characters from the first book are also in this story as supporti [...]

    14. Once again, Melanie Dickerson pleases her readers. The boys and I read this one together. They enjoyed it as much as I did.This is the fairly tale retelling mix of the Princess and the Pea and Beauty and the Beast. We met the Margrave in The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest and learned that he took over after his brother died. He's being blamed for the death of his brother and that does not help Reinhart's guilt of not getting his brother out of the fire safely. Now the king has decided that Reinhar [...]

    15. Melanie Dickerson writes fairy tales for grown ups with a Christian theme. She does it very well, too! As a child, I adored fairy tales, so it's wonderful to be able to read them in more depth as an adult. This one is set in sixteenth century Germany and is a retelling of The Princess and the Pea with a bit of Beauty and the Beast thrown in. Melanie has created a cast of characters that will appeal to anyone! The reader is just swept away as the story unfolds! She adds romance, intrigue, danger, [...]

    16. This is post originally on Vivian's Book PavilionAfter inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Really? Again? Melanie Dickerson has once again proves herself the queen of fairytale retelling author!!!! Yeahhhh!!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SOOOOO GREAT!!!! I devoured it within…four hours? I just can’t put the book down! It’s so great!!!! My only problem is that this bo [...]

    17. Review originally posted on The Road of a Writer: deborahocarroll.wordpressI loved this book so much! Definitely a favorite of Melanie Dickerson's books, for me. Ever since meeting the Margrave of Thornbeck Forest in the first book in this series (THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST), I simply couldn't wait to read THE BEAUTFUL PRETENDER to get his story. I liked this one even more than the first book!Although THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER is a sequel, it can very easily be read alone (though readers of [...]

    18. Another MUST read by Melanie Dickerson!What a wonderful story! I think The Beautiful Pretender is my new favorite Melanie Dickerson novel! I think I fell in love with Avelina's wit and candor even faster than the Margrave did. This was one of those rare stories that I became so totally immersed in that I felt like I was right there experiencing everything alongside the characters. Reading book one in the series, The Huntress Of Thornbeck Forest, will definitely give some background to the story [...]

    19. Melanie has done it once again! She's created a beautiful story and as always, leaves me wanting more! She has a way of creating these amazing characters that you grow to love in about 300 pages! I always know I can read one of her books whenever I want a clean and amazing romance story! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to be swept away in a good book!

    20. Oh my goodness I can't wait! So excited! oh I love the cover!!!! So beautiful! This book is going to be awesome :)

    21. Once upon a time in a not so distant land, there dwelt a writer who reigned as 'the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance'. Although she started out writing for the younger generation, she soon began to see that her books also brought much pleasure to those who were forever young. I believe that most of us, if we were to admit it, are still young at heart in many ways. Yes, circumstances may cause us to push away or harden ourselves to childish things from bygone days. Yet, ultimately it is tho [...]

    22. Believing that Happily Ever After is real again! For those who love a Happily Ever After with their Once Upon a Times this book is for you! This author is for you! Melanie takes one of my favorite fairy tales and brings it new life not once but twice. This is Melanie's second Beauty and the Beast retelling but each book kept its originality. With this Beauty and the Beast retelling you also have a Princess and the Pea retelling combined! Both themes and tropes from both stories were woven togeth [...]

    23. The Beautiful Pretender, written by Melanie Dickerson, it a beautifully woven medieval tail that will engage you from page one until the end of the book!  The year is 1363 and the  Margrave of Thornbeck is in need of a wife per the King.  He's given him a list of ten suitable noble ladies to choose from so his chancellor has come up with a grand idea--have a two week party at his castle in order to meet his future wife and test the ladies according to which would best fit him and his future. [...]

    24. I Love this cover. first reviewed here: belovedgraceful-carissasbooksTitle: The Beautiful PretenderAuthor: Melanie DickersonSeries: A Medieval Fairy TaleChapters: 30Pages: 312Genre: Fairy tale retellingRating: 5 stars The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson the second in the A Medieval Fairy tale. To me it seemed like a fairy retelling of both The Princess and the Pea and Beauty and the beast, but it was more of a Beauty and the Beast retelling that anything else. When the Margrave of Thorn [...]

    25. Do you want to fall in love with Beauty and the Beast again? You will with this retelling placed in the 14th century.Avelina and Lord Thornbeck are on my favorite characters list.I like flawed heroes. One of my favorite is Beast. I liked Beast even before Disney created Belle and Beast. Growing up I had a Illustrated book of Beauty and the Beast where Beast looked like wild hog in a fancy collar. I can't tell you how many times I read that book. Lord Thornbeck remind me of Beast. He has a deform [...]

    26. The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson is loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. It is book two in the Medieval Fairy tale series. A servant girl is sent in place of the Earl's daughter to a gathering of young ladies. Her orders are to secure the favor of Lrd Thornbeck, but do not let him fall in love with her. Avelina however must answer to G-d not man and G-d has different plans for Avelina.This book is well written and the setting is quite vivid. I loved Avelina and Reinholt. It was als [...]

    27. Two simple words: well done. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is one of two of my favorites of Melanie Dickerson's. I wasn't sure how The Beautiful Pretender would follow. I needn't have wondered! The story held me riveted, and as I neared the end I felt sad that it was almost over. The sweet romance, the cleverness of it all, and the action all melded together perfectly. I think one of my favorite parts of this series is that so far it's been focused on girls who weren't royalty, but were noble [...]

    28. 16 Jan 2016 - I seriously hope this is what I think it is. <3 if so, then YESSSSSS. If you followed my updates when I read Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, then you'll know how excited I am. xDDD17 May 2016 - ok, definitely one of my favourites by her, right up there with merchants daughter and princess spy. <333

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