Thursday, January 16, 2014

Captive Maiden

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DICKERSON, MELANIE
CAPTIVE MAIDEN

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 meets the duke's son, Valten -- the boy she has daydreamed about for years -- and learns he is throwing a ball, she vows 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 that 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.

My Review:

I just can't get enough well-written fairy tale retellings and I'm thrilled that Melanie Dickerson has introduced this genre to the Christian market.  Familiar elements of the classic Cinderella story take on a new twist in this historical romance. I love how Dickerson blends traditional with 'new' and I enjoyed picking out common threads as I read along.

Gisela is an intriguing heroine...she is both vulnerable and defiant and desperate to break free from her stepmother's cruel deceptions. Enter one night in shining armour by the name of Valten. Dickerson fans will recognize him as the 'perfect' older brother of Gabe, hero in The Fairest Beauty. No worries though, Captive Maiden reads as a perfect standalone...this isn't a series in the true sense of the word.  In fact the title is perfect because this book is guaranteed to hold you captive until you reach the end!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Captive Maiden, 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 . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 19 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.



38 comments:

  1. I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review :)

    Shannah
    smmcclamrockATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome Shannah. Good luck!

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  2. Wonderful review! This cover is stunning and I have been meaning to read this Cinderella story ever since it came out. Thanks for all you do, Kav!

    Kathy
    mahereenie@yahoo.com

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    1. I know, isn't the cover stunny, Kathy? Good luck!

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  3. I'd love to win a copy of this one! Particularly if it's a print one.

    dawn(dot)janis(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yeppers -- it's a print edition. I love 'real' books. :-) Good luck Dawn.

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  4. Great review! I've been wanting to read this!

    gwen[dot]gage[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. It is a great cover isn't it. I would love to win a copy!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I love your review and look forward to reading this captivating story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  7. I adore fairy tale re-tellings, especially when there's a new twist or two to make it unpredictable. So looking forward to this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. There's something uniquely satisfying in a fairytale retelling, isn't there? Good luck Heidi!

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  8. I so want to read this book!
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  9. A fairytale sounds wonderful to me!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. It's a great twist on a familiar classic. Good luck, Melody!

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  10. Book sounds great. Love to win. A friend told me she loved it.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. Hope you do too, Diana. Good luck!

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  11. What a great review! I want to know more about this intriguing story. Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  12. Great stories ... love this author. Count me in rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Glad you're a Dickerson fan, Becky. Good luck!

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  13. Great review! I really enjoyed reading the first book in Melanie's fairytale series and I'm looking forward to reading the others. : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. They're all wonderful. Good luck, Cathy!

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  14. Great review! I would love a copy - never read anything from her.
    nkernatwidotrrdotcom

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    1. Oh, you're in for a treat then Kaelyn. Good luck!

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  15. I love these fairy tale books by Melanie Dickerson. Though each book is a stand alone, it's fun to revisit old friends that appear in subsequent books. I highly recommend all of her books.

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    1. Exactly, Pam. She's a breath of fresh air in the inspirational market. Good luck!

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  16. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time.
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com
    Thanks,
    Deborah

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  17. I'm enjoying Melanie's new twist on fairy tales. Gorgeous cover too! Thanks for the chance to win The Captive Maiden.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She has quite a following, doesn't she? Good luck Merry.

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  18. It sounds like a neat book
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  19. This book sounds so good. I've chased it everywhere but still no luck. Will try again. Thanks for a chance to win, Kav.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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