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Happily Ever After .Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela's childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father's death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke's son, Valten---the boy she has daydreamed about for years---is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it's only for a taste of a life she'll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.10 X 4.70 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310724414
ISBN-13: 9780310724414
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Series: Fairy Tale Romance

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Happily Ever After …
Or Happily Nevermore?

Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

Author Bio

Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice, a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her on line at melaniedickerson.com Facebook: MelanieDickersonBooks and Twitter @melanieauthor

 

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good fiction
    July 4, 2016
    Christa
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This was a fun book to read. I loved the elements of Cinderella in the story which is one of my favorite fairy tales.

    I wish there was less romance in the story because I love action adventure kind of stories. Especially the kissing. But overall it was a great story and I loved Gisela's character. I loved that it had Christian elements to the story and I enjoyed the struggle they had to find there purpose in life. That was a good theme for it. I enjoyed the tournament and its reminiscence to Ivanhoe one of my favorite books.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Highly Recommended
    June 14, 2016
    Madi's Musings Book Review Blog
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gisela misses the days when her father was alive. The days when she experienced love, laughter, and family. Now all she experiences is her stepmothers cruel tongue and hard work.

    Valtens parents want him to get married. Thing is, he hasn't come across a girl who has caught his eyeuntil now.

    Romance begins to bloom, but will it be squashed under a nefarious scheme plotted by Giselas stepmother and a sworn enemy of Valtens? If, and only if Gisela and Valten are able to escape the danger surrounding them will they discover the future God has planned.

    There is no impropriety and no foul language. The Captive Maiden sweeps you up into a time with dukes, knights, fair maidens, and chivalry. This book is a marvelous retelling of a popular fairy tale, mixed with faith in God.

    For any teen girls wanting a sweet, clean, captivating,romance, I highly recommend this book.
  3. Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fast Paced Adventure and Mesmerizing Romance!
    June 24, 2015
    Rebecca Maney
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gisela has dreamed about the future duke of Hagenheim since she was a child; watching the young man from a distance when he accompanied his father, Duke Wilhelm, to her father's renowned stables, where they purchased a magnificent stallion. Now orphaned, destitute and treated horribly by her stepmother, Gisela's path crosses that of the now mighty warrior Valten once again; their mutual love of horses drawing them into natural companionship and conversation; the intensity of their mutual attraction surprising them both.

    As it turns out, Gisela and Valten have enemies working behind the scenes to destroy both of them. When Valten's arch enemy Friedric Ruexner determines to use Gisela to exact his revenge, their very lives hang in the balance. It takes desperate faith and deep courage, in the midst of horrific circumstances, to entwine these two lonely hearts; giving them a renewed purpose and promising future.

    Filled with fast paced adventure and gentle, mesmerizing romance, "The Captive Maiden" is a "Cinderella" story par excellence!
  4. OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Medieval Love Story
    February 10, 2015
    MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Slip back to the time of fairy tale days in this fourth novel of Melanie Dickersons enthralling medieval series. Valten, the eldest son from Hagenheim Castle, has bested other knights in tournaments but has not succeeded in finding the person he wants to marry until he meets Gisela, a lovely young woman forced to fulfill a servants role by her cruel stepmother. Is there a chance for these two to find a happy union? Valtens rival uses Gisela to achieve revenge over him. Captivity draws the couple into a closer relationship, but will they survive so they can wed? The adventure offers breathtaking danger along with some sweet moments. A fine addition to the collection, The Captive Maiden can also be enjoyed without having read the others.
  5. UK,
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Better, perhaps for the intended audience.....
    November 17, 2014
    Lady Godiva
    UK,
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for The Captive Maiden - eBook.
    I decided to read this before Mrs Dickersons latest book The Princess Spy to catch up- although her titles are really standalone books and you dont need to know what happened in one to follow the other. As what it is advertised to be a Young Adult Fairy Tale romance it generally delivers well- though it must be admitted that some parts seemed corny or else the characters and decisions just seemed silly to the point of being almost painful for the audience, simply because they fell for ploys that were so glaringly obvious.

    As with the others the setting is Medieval, this time the second decade of the 15th century (1400s), yet another reviewer remarked that the setting did not seem as authentic as it did in the others. In some ways, Im inclined to agree, but not for the same reasons. The mention of coachmen was the main ones that seemed out of place- more at home on the seventeenth or eighteenth century that the fifteenth. Now carriages did exist in the Middle Ages- but they were really little more than covered wagons and quite cumbersome affairs- not like the smaller, lighter and faster coaches of later centuries, which is what the description of them in this novel made them sound like.

    Then there were the jousting scenes- which others have criticized for various reasons- such as them being themed around a Queen of Love and Beauty. That was not an issue for me, I suppose as someone who has been adaptations of Ivanhoe which these passages were inspired by.

    My main gripe, as an Englishwoman who has seen real jousting and tournaments a number of times, was the mention of combatants helmets flying off.

    I have never seen such a thing happening at a joust- it would seem to defeat the protective purpose of helmets if they came off with one blow. From what I have seen they were quite securely fastened- and jousters of the 15th century usually wore padded doublets under their armour for extra protection- so the notion of stabbing naked skin under joins in the armour did not entirely ring true either.

    The problems aside, and without wanting to sound too critical The Captive Maiden was a good story, which clearly echoed the Cinderella fairy tale, and sometimes resembled Ever After with Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston- but without the fake accents. It was good to see Valten, eldest son of Rose and Wilhelm, finally coming into his own, confronting some of his demons, and finding happiness, as well as some important messages about overcoming pride and bitterness. Gisela was a typical heroine- though I felt she did not always live up to what Valten said about her being brave.

    There were, inevitably, kissing scenes, but the characters didnt seem quite so consumed or obsessed with it as they do in some stories, so it was perhaps a little less fluffy on the romance side than other such novels. There was enough romance, excitement and intrigue to keep even an adult wanting to read to the end. I did like the way that issues surrounding Medieval marriage laws and customs were dealt with towards the end (albeit in in the manner or a rather sudden realization), rather than the author just falling into the trap of assuming forced marriage was normal or acceptable.

    Overall, this was a sweet inspirational story, with a few issues, but generally worth the read. I would recommend for younger reads above the ages of 11 or so, with adult discretion.
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