The Golden Braid
by Melanie Dickerson
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower…
Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.
Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.
The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?
As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
The Golden Braid is such a wonderful story of an all time favorite fairytale, Rapunzel. With Melanie Dickerson’s excellent storytelling, she writes and amazing and entertaining story that will warm your heart, and exciting enough to keep you turning the pages until you finish. The character of Rapunzel was fantastic, I enjoyed her mother’s part in the story, and I just loved Sir Greek. He made the story more fun and enjoyable for me. This is a book that I had to just take a while to think about after I finished reading it. It is a story written so beautifully that it stays with you for a while. There’s so much in the story, so many delightful scenes taking readers back to the 15th century, special moments, I just don’t want to give any of it away.
This is just a must read!! Everything about it inside and out, from the cover to the story is beautiful. Don’t miss this fantastic read! I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
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.