The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.
Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she’s met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read.
After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel’s heart soars—surely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won’t let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted.
After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel’s opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige.
But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everything—except her happily ever after.
The Golden Braid~Melanie Dickerson~
I have always been so in love with the story of Rapunzel ever since I was a little girl. I just went head over heels when Tangled came out and I still consider Tangled to be one of my favorite movies.
Anyway, I believe it was a privilege and an honor to read Rapunzel in a novel form. Rapunzel has to be one of my favorite fairy tales besides Cinderella. Just sayin. 😉
The Golden Braid’s story flowed really nicely which is always a bonus in my book. The adventure and the romance was pretty awesome as well. I think that this story brought a whole new twist to the Rapunzel story you always expect from the classic fairy tale.
From the very first page I was drawn into into this brilliant story! I recommend this novel to anyone who loves to read YA novels. Me personally I don’t read a lot of YA fiction I guess I probably wouldn’t know where to start as far as that area of fiction. I highly recommend Melanie Dickerson’s novels though because she has a magical way with words. I’ve been enchanted by her writing ever since I discovered her.
The book cover looks amazing! The long hair and all. *sigh* Though in my opinion the model looks pretty older than what I would imagine Rapunzel in the story. Other than that I love the book cover! How about you?
* I received this book from the publishers through BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*
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In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary.
At the home of the Wilherns, one of England’s most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance—until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia’s guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation’s undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England—and the man she is falling in love with—need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?
(I’m currently reading this novel and it’s pretty good so far. 😉