The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson ~ Review

The Golden BraidMy Review:

Rapunzel has lived her life as an outsider, moving from town to town, with her mother, never staying in one place for too long. She dreams of learning to read, and making her own way in the world. When they are attacked on the way to their new home, a daring and brace knight, Gerek comes to their rescue.

Gerek is brave, but prideful. He is determined to do well and make a name for himself in order to prove his older brother wrong. But his plan may prevent him from seeing that God's best is right under his nose.

A enchanting and mesmerizing tale, fast paced, as I turned the pages it quickly became a book that I could't put down. I've been hearing about Ms. Dickerson's books for years, but until this point hadn't gotten around to actually reading one of her books. Though through the years I have collected a few that I'm very much looking forward to reading now.

Compelling, re-telling with a more realistic spin to it, I liked how Rapunzel was clever and also very brave, quick to learn and catch on. Gerek was a knight with strong convictions and ideas about how to reach the goals he had set for himself.

Overall, a well written and exciting read, filled with many interesting characters that brought the story to life. I looked up the other books that I have by this author and seeing that they area about some of my favorite characters in this story, like Lady Rose, and her children, so I'm very excited to read those books! A wonderful read that satisfied my craving for a good old fashioned fairy tale, I would definitely recommend this book to lover fairy tales, and adventure!

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About the book: 
The Golden Braid
 (Thomas Nelson, November 2015)

The one who needs rescuing isn't always the one in the tower...

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again---this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight---Sir Gerek---Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

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About 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.

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