Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

The Golden BraidBook Description:
The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she’s met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read.

After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel’s heart soars—surely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won’t let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted.

After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel’s opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige.

But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everything—except her happily ever after.

My Thoughts:
This was a good one, not my favorite of her stories but definitely a good book.  Rapunzel is marrying age but her mother keeps her away from everyone, most especially men.  If a man shows interest, they move.  A knight rescues them along the way and is hurt so Rapunzel helps him and in return, he teaches her to read.
I liked that Rapunzel wasn't a typical damsel in distress.  She is strong.  The characters were well developed and I enjoyed getting to know each of them.  The author does a great job with making you feel what the characters feel.  I think any age would enjoy this one!!
This is a 4/5 for me!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via Litfuse).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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