Friday, November 21, 2014

Princess Spy

GIVEAWAY

DICKERSON, MELANIE
PRINCESS SPY

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha-one of the few who speaks his language-understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself "Lord Colin" is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy-not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she's sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook's wicked plot.

My Review:

First, let's just bask in the glory of that striking cover. That dress is gorgeous -- can't you just feel the silky softness of the fabric? What a wonderful advertisement for the lushest of stories inside.

Dickerson has woven her magic into another splendid fairy tale retelling. This time she adds her own unique twist to The Frog Prince. There are some very clever nods to the original tale along with truly dastardly villains and hopeless treachery and a heroine who needs rescuing...or wait, is that the hero who needs rescuing? Love how Margaretha can hold her own in the midst of diabolical plots. This princess certainly isn't faint of heart!

A brilliant fairy tale rendering with lots of action and romance.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Princess Spy please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 23 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


19 comments:

  1. I have yet to read any of Melanie's books, but I'd love to! Hoping for a win!!!!!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Ah, I am SOLD. love stories like that, movie-like fairytales with deeper meanings!
    Count me in, Kav, please. Thank you :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Would love to win this for my daughter for Christmas. Her and her friends love these fairytale books!

    Thanks for the giveaway. : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's a wonderful option for YA readers for sure. Good luck, Cathy.

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  4. That cover IS exquisite... sigh. :) Please drop my name in the hat.

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I know, wouldn't you love a dress like that? Mind you pretty impractical when it comes to bussing to work. LOL Good luck, Anna.

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  5. Melanie is new to me and I am always excited to try new authors.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's wonderful, Melanie. Hope you get to read something of hers soon. Good luck.

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  6. My daughter and I have read all of Melanie's books. We love her fairy tale re-tellings and the way she brings in characters from prior books. I'd be excited to win The Princess Spy.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're going to love this one. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. I have been wanting to read this for so long!!!!!!!
    Thanks,
    Deborah
    :)

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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  8. Thanks so much for the chance to win this!
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Brittany. Good luck!

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  9. This is a cover worthy to judge a book by! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL very well said, Jody. Good luck!

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  10. Beautiful, fairy tale cover! Please add me. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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