The Golden Braid - Melanie Dickerson

4.5 Stars!

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 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.

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 Cute cute cute! This was my first one by this author. I think I like the fairy tale retell idea! It was fun. It was like reading a fairy tale from my childhood, only made for adults (but it is a very clean, slightly Christian based romance). I would have never thought I would go for something like this but it was great.

First let me say that I received the hard cover version - how lucky I was! This is a gorgeous book! Very nice quality with an absolutely beautiful cover (the picture does not do it justice).

The story was slightly different from the Rapunzel I remember but I am glad it was. I liked it better that way. It kept me guessing and it was very real feeling with a touch of fairy tale to it.

Great character development. I just loved Rapunzel. She was exactly like I would have pictured her! and Sir Gerek, Oh my word! Definitely swoon worthy!  I loved him right from the start. What a great leading men. Every romance needs a man like him.

Oh the ending was so romantic! The ending was in perfect fairy tale form. I couldn't have ended it better myself LOL. I am really looking forward to reading another one by this author. This was a beautifully written book.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book for my honest review!

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