Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Veil of Winter by Melanie Dickerson Reviewed


Title: Veil of Winter (The Dericott Tales, #3)

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Series: The Dericott Tales

Princess Elyce is on the verge of marrying the nephew of the unscrupulous King Conrad of a neighboring kingdom when she discovers that Conrad will use her marriage to force her people to work in his mines. In order to fake her own death and escape him, she takes a sleeping potion, planning to awaken on the third day and then travel to Prague to seek help from King Wenceslaus, who rules the Holy Roman Empire. But her plan goes awry: the third day comes without her waking up.

Sir Gerard is convinced by Delia, his sister and Elyce’s best friend, to go help the sleeping princess, still slumbering and held captive by King Conrad’s guards. He manages to wake her with a kiss, but the princess is not pleased at this rude awakening. Still, he is her only hope of escape. Thus begins their journey to Prague in the dead of winter, hounded on all sides by elements and enemies. The greatest threat may come from within, though, as they desperately fight against their growing feelings for one another.

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About Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing's Best award, and her book, The Healer's Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Melanie earned a bachelor's degree in special education for the hearing impaired from The University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher in Georgia, Tennessee, and Ukraine. She lives with her husband and two children in Huntsville, Alabama.

My Thoughts

As a little girl, I grew up reading all the Disney fairytales. I was told I looked like a dark-eyed Snow White so she was always my favorite. But I loved all of them. Over the years I have enjoyed reading Ms. Dickerson's retelling of fairytales just as much as I did as a little girl, actually more. 

Ms. Dickerson has the unique ability to spin an old fairytale into a new story full of knights, castles, princesses in distress, kings, and heroes at the ready to come to the aide of the princess in need. 

I loved this book and I especially loved all of the faith elements that Ms. Dickerson placed in it.

This is another slam dunk for her!

Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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