The Beautiful Pretender

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 make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his 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

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This is one of the best books that Melanie Dickerson has written yet, and she has plenty of good books out. This story has two fairy tales mixed in it. One is Beauty and the Beast and the other is Princess and the Pea. But there is more Beauty and the Beast in it.

The main characters in this book were great and were easy to get to know. I was sad when I finished reading it because Avelina and the Margrave’s story had ended, but I will definitely read it again.

This book is the second book in Melanie Dickerson’s Medieval Fairy Tales Series. The first book is The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest. I personally was not impressed with the first book, but The Beautiful Pretender is well worth reading.

I would highly recommend this book!!!

Title: The Beautiful Pretender

Author: Melanie Dickerson

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If you enjoyed this book, you might like A Knight and His Dove by Lori Wick. These two books were similar to each other.

Other books by Melanie Dickerson:

            The Spy’s Devotion (Read My Review:

            The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

            The Captive Maiden

            The Fairest Beauty

            The Healer’s Apprentice

            The Golden Braid      

            The Merchant’s Daughter

            The Princess Spy 

This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.


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