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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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Medieval romance
4 stars By Hayley, Jun 27 2018
The story is of a maidservant pretending to be a noble lady at a 'future bride selection' castle party. The noble ladies are put through a series of 'character tests' in order to discover which lady is most suitable and worthy of becoming the chosen bride. One of the contestants will stop at nothing to reach her goal, which makes her plot evil against the one lady who seems to be winning his favor. 
This story brings out the value of friendship, as well as the medieval class system expectations and life conditions. It is an action-filled romance. The book is very well written and readers can easily picture themselves in the castle. It was unpredictable in the sense that the reader never knew what was going to happen next. Although predictable in that it resulted in a happy ending.
I enjoyed reading about bows and arrows, horses and guards, balls and dancing, wolves and dungeons. I would recommend this book to those who want to experience a dangerous love story in this historical time period. 
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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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Beautify your actress....
5 stars By Grace, Aug 23 2017
Pretending is not easy for a maidservent. Willing to do anything to improve her families condition, Avelina goes to thornbeck in Lady Dorothea place. Read this extraordinary story.
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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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