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The Beautiful Pretender (Young Adult Fiction) (#02 in Thornbeck - Medieval Fairy Tale Series)

Melanie Dickerson

The Beautiful Pretender (Young Adult Fiction) (#02 in Thornbeck - Medieval Fairy Tale Series)

Melanie Dickerson

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The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. Of the ten noble-born ladies brought to his castle as candidates, one is not as she seems. Avelina is a mere maidservant, standing in for her lord's daughter. Despite her best efforts, she and the Margrave are growing closer. But something evil is afoot in the castle.

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The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. Of the ten noble-born ladies brought to his castle as candidates, one is not as she seems. Avelina is a mere maidservant, standing in for her lord's daughter. Despite her best efforts, she and the Margrave are growing closer. But something evil is afoot in the castle.
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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 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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Meet the Author

Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is the award-winning author of The Healerfds Apprentice and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). A graduate of The University of Alabama, she lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at www.melaniedickerson.com . Most recently she has written The Merchant's Daughter and The Ask Bethany both available on (Ebook, ePub)

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Lady Dorothea.... or is it?
4 stars By Grace, Aug 26 2017
Smart and brave Avelina has won the heart of Lord Thornbeck. Pretending to be lady Dorothea, she travels to thornbeck knowing her life may be on risk... and falling in love only made it more deceiving. This amazing story is a MUST READ!!!
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Enjoyable
3 stars By Marija, Jan 15 2017
I enjoyed how Melanie Dickerson really captured the Medieval era in the way her characters spoke, thought and acted. However, I did find parts of the story to be over-contrived, and some of the more 'romantic' scenes had me rolling my eyes. But this matched the 'fairytale' nature of the story, and I still enjoyed the book. Recommended for fans of historical fiction. 
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Amazing...
5 stars By Katelyn , Dec 11 2016
This was the best book by Melanie I've read so far. I was so absorbed in the delicious love story from their first meeting to the last page. I adore Melanie's writing style and the way she brought these characters to life are simply beautiful. Beauty and the beast is my favourite fairy tale, and this book is one you won't regret reading!!!
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intrigue writing
5 stars By MiMi, Nov 19 2016
Romance, love, faith, joy, happy endings, all these things you will find in the marvellous and well told story, The Beautiful Pretender. It's full of twists and turns and unique messages, no story could ever hold before. Once you pick the book up, you can never put it down. Read the irresistible book: The Beautiful Pretender.
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Gripping fiction
5 stars By Jacqueline, Nov 01 2016
This story gripped me from the first page to the last. I was totally absorbed in the lives Avelina and Reinhart Thornbeck. Melanie has a style of writing that makes you feel like you are in the medieval fairy tale and feeling all the emotions with each of the characters. I really felt the conflict that Avelina had the whole way through as to which is right; to obey her earthly master and hopefully help her village and family or be truthful as God commands. This is well presented. I loved this book.
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