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The copper mines that Lady Magdalen's father owned were no longer supplying the town with copper, leaving Lady Magdalen and the townspeople penniless. To her surprise she received a letter announcing Duke of Wolfberg's intention to wed even though she no longer had a dowry. Betrayed by the people they trusted most and stripped of their titles how did they unite to stop his uncle's plan and regain their titles?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines "The Goose Girl" by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.
"When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say islong live the queen!" JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series
She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.
But she might just gain what shes always wanted . . . if she makes it in time.
The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor barons daughter? It seemed too good to be true.
On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalens servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalens life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.
When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?
Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author and a Christy Award winner. Her first book, The Healers Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book in 2010, and The Merchants Daughter won the 2012 Carol Award. Melanie spends her time daydreaming, researching the most fascinating historical time periods, and writing stories at her home near Huntsville, Alabama, where she gathers dandelion greens for her two adorable guinea pigs between writing and editing her happily ever afters. Visit her online at MelanieDickerson.com; Facebook: MelanieDickersonBooks; Twitter: @MelanieAuthor.
Dickerson is a masterful storyteller with a carefully crafted plot, richly-drawn characters, and detailed setting. . . Recommended for young adults and adults who are young at heart.'
'The protagonists are in constant peril, making for an exciting adventure. . . the story is told in a straightforward manner and likely to please Dickersons devoted fans.'
The Goose Girl, a little retold fairy tale, sparkles in Dickersons hands, with endearing characters and a charming setting that will appeal to teens and adults alike.