The Princess Spy
By Melanie Dickerson
About the Book:
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and she hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—
understands the wild story.
Unable to pass his message on to her father, the duke, Margaretha convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. But when Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment for retrieving a lost heirloom, Margaretha discovers that she might be very wrong about both Colin and her potential betrothed.
Melanie Dickerson is known for well-known taking fairytales and turning them into something unique. The Princess Spy is a retelling of The Frog Prince, which I had never heard before but after reading The Princess Spy, I'll probably look it up.
The Princess Spy is like a historical romance intertwined in an action story. The characters are well developed and the dialogue is fast paced, especially with how much Margaretha likes to talk. She grows and changes through the story, really coming into her own. Though she is unsure of herself when he family is in danger she jumps right up to do everything she can to protect them. I was rooting for Margaretha to be happy in the end.
Anyone who likes historicals, fair tales, and some adventure will like this book.
*i received this book free for review from Book Look Bloggers for my opinion*
Rating: 4 carats