She lost everything to an evil conspiracy . . . but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted. Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly-titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage. But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg. Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese. Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen’s lives are adrift. If Lord Hazen discovers them, he will kill Steffan and force Magdalen to marry his own spoiled son—to insure the success of his evil plans. A Goose Girl retelling, with shades of The Prince and the Pauper.
I am very pleased with this book!
This is the third book in the Thornbeck/ A Medieval Fairy Tale Series. I have read almost all of Melanie Dickerson’s books and for the most part I have been pleased with them all, including this one. I grew up being read fairy tales, so I like it very much that Dickerson’s books all include a retelling of a fairy tale. This book was a unique version of the story, the Goose Girl originally told by the Grimm Brothers. I would say Dickerson did a fine job with this retelling and made this story intriguing and fun.
Dickerson is one of those authors that you can read anytime, because her books are clean and have a good story line. That is why I like her books.
Title: A Noble Servant
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Author’s Website: http://www.melaniedickerson.com/index.html
Reading Resolution 59: Read a fairy-tale retelling.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing Company through Netgalley for this review.
Read my review of The Beautiful Pretender, the second book in Thornbeck/ A Medieval Fairy Tale Series.