The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

Medieval Fairy Tale Series, Book 2

eBook - 2016
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Beautiful Pretender! After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king's approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn't select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina's best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can't deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2016
ISBN: 9780718026295
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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kab1522
Oct 25, 2017

I like these kinds of books that are set in different the periods, have interesting characters, mix in some romance, and incorporate some Jesus into the story. I couldn’t stop reading this story and one part reminded me of Beauty and the Beast but I won’t say what part. Definitely a must read!

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Alexis_K
Aug 09, 2017

I'll admit, I wasn't as excited to read this book as I was Melanie Dickerson's other novels, but when I started to really get into it, I became enthralled. It was a great read and I would recommend it to most anybody who likes clean romance. I am also greatful for the author, who inserts Christ into her books. Although the heroine did a poor job at pretending to be a noblewoman, and not reckognising that she was dominating the Margraves attention in full, she was still everything that one would expect in a "fairy tale princess". Overall I enjoyed it, but wasn't overly impressed.

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LadySade
Aug 19, 2016

I was really excited to read this story .The plot sounded preposterous which made it intriguing. The idea of a mere servant taking a place of a noble woman at a medieval version of “The bachelor" held substantial appeal.

To be sincere, the heroine was a disappointment.

The heroine did a poor job at impersonating a noble woman. I was looking forward to the adventure of a bona fide deception, but the heroine was too sappy to think logically about giving the appropriate responses. I expected that the author would have allowed the heroine to assimilate better into her pretending role and have her do everything or almost everything that is expected of the lady she identifies as, AND still manage to turn the heart of the margrave. Instead, Avelina was mostly juvenile, and for me, lack luster. I found myself rolling my eyes at her senseless humility especially after frostbite and a wolf attack! through chattering teeth she was refusing doctoral help and instead demanding the Margrave be attended to first. It contributed to her luke warm performance. At the conclusion of events in the novel, the author penned redemptive qualities in the heroine but by then, I was wooden towards her.
The hero, The Margrave was thankfully everything I expected. He was a moody, self-conscious character that also managed to have a deep heart of affection.

The story had some exciting parts, especially when the reader learns of a conspiracy that was tied to events in the Margrave's past.

Overall, I’ll say it’s worth a read...but for me it was nothing spectacular.

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oceanrose_0
Jun 23, 2016

Very good book.

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Jul 01, 2016

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