October 30, 2015

The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid is the latest novel released in Melanie Dickerson's Medieval Fairy Tale Romance series.  You meet Rapunzel on the opening pages as her mother is preparing to move them yet again, because a young man from the village has declared his undying love for Rapunzel and his wish to marry her.  Her mother has declared, in no uncertain terms, that she will never allow this to happen!

As they begin the journey to their new home in Hagenheim, Rapunzel and her mother run into some evil men who attempt to harm and rob them.  Rapunzel is surprised when Sir Gerek, a knight from Hagenheim, comes out of nowhere to their rescue.  While Sir Gerek attempts to accompany these ladies the rest of the way to Hagenheim, he experiences a freak accident on his horse that leaves him with a broken leg and a broken arm!

While Sir Gerek is recovering at a nearby monastery, Rapunzel and her mother continue their journey and safely arrive in Hagenheim.  As they settle into this new town, Rapunzel ventures back to the monastery almost daily, where Sir Gerek begins to teach her to read.  A sweet friendship begins to grow between them!  When Rapunzel's mother learns what has been going on, she threatens to drug Rapunzel and take her far, far away, if she ever finds her with Sir Gerek again!

Wait and see what happens after Rapunzel runs away to work as a servant at the castle.  Will her mother take action on her promise to take Rapunzel away?  What will happen when a mystery about Rapunzel's former life is revealed to all? 

This is a fun ride.  Hang on tight and you will be pleasantly surprised by the ending to this tale!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review