Sunday, November 29, 2015

Book Review - The Golden Braid


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?

Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama.

She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany, and the Eastern European country of Ukraine.

A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.


This book was a wonderful story to curl up with on these cold nights and read. The story was just wonderful with enough mysterious things to keep your attention.

The story is about Rapunzel and she's definitely a girl to be admired! She's loyal, loving and can throw a knife that hits it's aim every time. I really liked her as the heroine! She was someone I would love to be friends with and I love a book where I can start cheering for the lead character right away!

Rapunzel is constantly moving around because her mother just can't seem to settle anywhere. Her mother is suspicious of everyone and gets close to no one, except Rapunzel. However, her attitudes are starting to hold Rapunzel back in a lot of areas of her life. There's also a secret that her mother is with-holding because she definitely does not trust men of any kind.

During one of their travels, they are rescued by a knight, Sir Gerek, who changes Rapunzel's life in more ways than one, as she does his. Their friendship that blossoms is really lovely and totally believable as a real life relationship.

I just can't say enough good things about this book! I loved the storyline, the characters, and everything about it. The only thing I didn't like is when it ended! I just loved this story so much and it's a definitely a wonderful new telling of the story of Rapunzel. It will keep you reading into the night so be forewarned! It's also a hard cover, so that was a definite plus in my book! It's a keeper! This is a wonderful book and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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