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  1. Rachel McMillan Rachel McMillan says:

    note if you are expecting any kind of elouence I direct you elsewhere Herein you shall be privvy to my sueals and bouncing in my chair and finger tip tingling delight Guys THIS BOOK THIS GUY YUMMOThe sexy we're hiding in a false wall behind a book case and there may be beetles but let us hold each other for body warmthThe kinda maimed Beast like guy who saves the HEROINE from WOLVES The dresses and historical detail THE BALLS The ueen Esther trope of having a man in a position of power audition women to be his lady for lifeI die Horatio Basically Reinhart is Rachel catnip and is by far my favourite Dickerson hero since the gruff and gentle Ranulf in The Merchant's Daughter who I am still pining forNow The Beautiful Pretender is tied with the aforementioned for RACHEL'S FAVOURITE MELANIE DICKERSON BOOKSI guess you guys want some plot or recapAvelina is ladies' maid to beautiful Dorothea But Dorothea is a bit of a ahem scandalous woman and has found herself with child and unmarried having run off with a knight this is totally a story I would also read fyi This is rather inconvenient because Dorothea was to be on a medieval episode of the Bachelor and go to Thornbeck Castle for two weeks to audition as bride to the Margrave of Thornbeck one of the king's favourites and a powerful political allianceThe Earl of Plimmwald demands that Avelina go in his missing daughter's place Avelina is all but I am a servant Earl is all I don't care and you better not get him to choose you but find out if there is a threat to Plimmwald or I will hurt your family and not give you porkAvelina goes While there she is resplendently uniue and herself and befriends another auditionee Lady Magdalen while slowly thawing the cold exterior of THE HOTTEST TORTURED MARGRAVE IN THE HISTORY OF UNSHAVEN TORTURED MARGRAVES His brother died he has a mad woman and secret in the West Wing and he doesn't believe a woman can heal a soul fettered by the wounds of the battlefieldOMG But then Avelina speaks her mind and is gentle and is even playing the game so that her friend Magdalen can win the Margrave's love and this unintentional hard to get act just makes her appealing And someone tries to sabotage her horse saddle and he catches her And someone tries to throw her off a balcony AND HE CATCHES HER and there is a lot of physical being and touching and caressing and holding in this book and I feel warm like a cup of mulled cider with the spicy pheasant they always seem to be eatingAlso Avelina likes cherries which are sweet and tart and that is just a stroke of character geniusAlso private tunnels and false doors and hidden dungeons and lots of PLACES FOR THE MARGRAVE AND AVELINA TO HIDE AND HOLD AND SNUGGLE when the palace is under attack but I will leave that for you guys to find outAlso there is Odette and Jorgen and we love those guys from a previous book but you can read this standaloneWhat we have here kittens is a beautifully rendered world lush with moral pragmatism gorgeous language and a romance unfurling in the trope of preternatural kinship These two are euals And I love that she loves him but wants what is best for him and he loves that may I mention again HE SAVES HER FROM WOLVESand he has a big libraryUOTESIf my mother has taught me anything it's that a woman must demand respectAnd even though this love was painful it was worth it to remember how the sight of him and the sound of his voice had made her heart beat faster that feeling of wanting what was best for someone else even if it broke her heart

  2. Shantelle Shantelle says:

    Aww ' Another adorable historical medieval fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson Always look forward to a new book from her

  3. Faith Faith says:

    Wow Just as the lovely cover implies this was a beautiful book I loved the storyline of she's beneath him and not good enough he's the margrave she's a servant girl etc etc Ahh It was wonderful D Avelina was a really sweet character Not perfect and she did some deceitful things that I don't believe she would have done under normal circumstances but she was lovable She offen struggled with being 'good enough' and ahhh clutches heart How she realized that in Christ was would always be 'enough' Amazing 3 I have to say that originally I did not like Lord Thornbeck Especially in book one He was so gruff and rude Thankfully he changed Softened up some Showed his good side And I was able to enjoy his character too ^^ Sidenote here – the wolves That whole like flaps hands chapter was so like amazing gah I also liked the 'minor storyline' of his limp Not overpowering with the rest of the stuff going on but still there And I loved how that turned out toohehe ; All the side characters were amazing too Odette and Jorgen from book one Lady Magdalen such a sweet heart 3 Avelina's siblings and even the King Though his part was extremely minor XD As far as 'warnings' go there is one thing I didn't agree with There is mention of an unmarried couple who slept together there at the castle This took place previously Both are dead at the time of the book It's mentioned that it's wrong because of the lack of social status of one of the people but it's never clarified that it's morally wrong I honestly don't think Mrs Dickerson intended to insinuate that it's 'okay' so I was able to overlook it Overall 45 stars I'm really looking forward to reading book three The Noble Servant in May of 2017 Psst It's about Lady Magdalen D

  4. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this book “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—conseuences”Series Book #2 in the “Medieval Fairy Tale Romance” series or also known as the “Thornbeck” series Review of Book #1 HereSpiritual Content Many many prayers; Talks about God faiths chapels; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers; Many mentions of chapels; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of sins judging; Mentions of Jews; A few mentions of Bible reading; A couple mentions of Heaven; Note A mention of dmning information Negative Content Minor cussing including four forms of ‘stupid’; A couple mentions of curses said not written; A bit of sarcasm; Wolf attacks along with killing wolves blood pain injuries wounds lots of all semi detailed; Almost dying being killed semi detailed; Nightmares up to semi detailed; Hitting wanting to hit someone; Many many many mentions of deaths murders killing fires threats executions up to semi detailed; Many many many mentions of rumors gossip including that Reinhart killed his brother which he didn’t; Many mentions of pain injuries; Many mentions of wolves their kill shooting them up to semi detailed; Many mentions of hunting killing animals; Many mentions of drunks strong drinks drinking wine; Mentions of battles fighting killing; Mentions of the pillory being beaten shamed; A few mentions of a poacher Book #1; A few mentions of horse manure the smell; A couple mentions of self harming suicide; A mention of a woman falling to her death; A mention of breaking someone’s limbs; A mention of a threat of cutting someone’s tongue out; A mention of rat droppingsSexual Content a hand kiss two cheek kisses two hair kisses two barely above not detailed kisses four semi detailed kisses; Remembering kisses barely above not detailed; Lots of Touches Embraces Warmth Nearness semi detailed; Attraction Butterflies; Noticing Smelling; Wanting to be kissed loved; Wanting to kiss touch embrace; Wanting someone; Dorothea had trysts with a knight is now with child and many many many mentions of that and rumors; Many many many mentions of lovers mistresses; Many mentions of Reinhart’s brother his brother’s lover their unborn child; Mentions of bare ankles a man’s bare chest along with trying not to stare up to semi detailed; Mentions of flirting jealousy; Mentions of wooing loving a woman; Mentions of kissing kisses; Mentions of Reinhart’s parents’ unhappy marriage they hated each other both had lovers those facts make Reinhart wonder how he and his brother came out of that marriage; A few mentions of unfaithful spouses; A few mentions of temptations; A couple mentions of men who impregnated different women; A couple mentions of a maidservant her lover being alone together at night and having a good time; A mention of a 15year old boy taking advantage of any girl that would let him; A mention of molestation; A mention of a newly married couple going to their bedroom; Love falling in love the emotions Avelina Klein age 20 Reinhart Stolten POV switches between them Set in 1363 Medieval 307 pagesPre Teens One Star New Teens One Star and a halfEarly High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four StarsMy personal Rating Four StarsA retelling mix of The Princess and the Pea and the Beauty and the Beast Melanie Dickerson brings us back to Thornbeck and we get to learn the mystery behind the Margrave's past While “The Beautiful Pretender” can be a stand alone it will be enjoyed much if “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest” is read prior to reading this one Odette and Jorgen are still in this one which I was so excited to see This novel got kind of kissy near the end but I did like all the prayers I really liked Avelina that name is fabulous and her personality Reinhart again fun name was a good hero for this story and I found it very touching how protective he was near the end Overall this was another great Melanie Dickerson book and I can't wait to learn about the next book in this series Link to review BFCG may Read the review to see recommend this book by this author It does not mean I recommend all the books by this authorI received this book for free from the Publisher Thomas Nelson for this honest review

  5. E.F.B. E.F.B. says:

    Another very sweet romancefairytale retelling from Melanie Dickerson This book is the seuel to The Huntress of Thornbeck ForestI truly did not mean to take so long to get around to this book The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was the very first book I read in January of this year and here I am at the end of December just now getting around to the next book To clarify I wasn't putting this book off by any means it simply happened by chance that I read a bunch of other books before I finally got to this one Still I think it's kind of funny that I unintentionally bookended with actual books 2017 with two Melanie Dickerson stories And since I do enjoy her stories I say that's a pretty good way to begin and end what all things considered was a pretty good year for me especially in relation to my having read a lot of really good booksThings I liked about this book The margrave of Thornbeck aka Reinheart Reinheart was a secondary character in THoTF and I liked him even then He's an ex knight who can no longer fight because of an injury to his ankle that never healed completely He's very intelligent and though he can come off gruff not mean just a little grumpy and maybe even just plain introverted which I understand as a fellow introvert he clearly had a good heart beneath it I particularly appreciated how he actively strove to have a better marriage than his parents did as opposed to succumbing to the notion that a marriage full of love and mutual respect is impossible and wanted a partner who was not just beautiful but had good characterAvelina While I did not personally relate to her as much as some other Dickerson heroines she was still likable and I thought it was both funny and cool that her special talent was picking locks LOL I also appreciated her loving heart opinionated nature and bravery towards the end of the storyJorgen and Odette It was great seeing these two again even though they were secondary characters in this story They're just so cute how they work together so well and are so in love I just wanna sueeze 'em both XDSomehow I thought this was a twelve dancing princesses retelling but while there may have been a light touch of that it was definitely a Beauty and the Beast retelling Melanie has done of retelling of this tale before so it was interesting to see her try a different angle on it I honestly liked the other retelling she did better but this one had good ualities tooThe mysterious circumstances surrounding Reinheart's brother's death This added some intrigue and it was interesting to slowly find out what really happenedThings I didn't like The main reasons I'm giving this book the rating I'm giving it is because I didn't enjoy it uite as much as the first book in the series and like I said above I didn't relate to Avelina uite as closely as I have some of Dickerson's other heroines That's not to say she was unrelatable but simply that I didn't relate as closelyThere were also times I thought she was being a tad dense about some things and she was otherwise pretty intelligent so that added to my frustration One of those things was her being in total denial about Reinheart's attraction to her Yes sometimes it can be hard even in real life to see when someone is attracted to you because you being you are too close to the situation but when literally everyone is trying to tell you hey this guy seems really into you maybe just maybe it's time to consider the possibility that he really is into youThere was also one moment where something traumatic happened to Avelina I can't detail this too much because of spoilers but first off I thought she should have at least suspected that this person was up to something bad Maybe it's just because I've read and watched a lot of murder mysteries but when someone who doesn't like you wants you to lean over the view spoiler railing hide spoiler

  6. Jaye Knight Jaye Knight says:

    The fact that I’m reviewing The Beautiful Pretender is surprising You see I never finished the first book in the series The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest For some reason it just didn’t grab me at all and I had to put it aside I didn’t expect to read any further in the series however after seeing the glowing reviews of The Beautiful Pretender that my friends were sharing I was intrigued I still didn’t think I would take the time to check it out but on a whim I picked it up I was very pleasantly surprised This one drew me in very uickly held my interest all the way through I really liked the characters and enjoyed the storyline I’m so glad I took a chance with this oneI received a copy of this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review

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  8. Kara Kara says:

    I don’t know how she does it but each of Dickerson’s fairytale retellings are wonderful stories that keep getting better and better The Beautiful Pretender only took about three chapters to grab my full attention and then I couldn’t put it down I stayed up WAY past my bedtime eagerly turning the pages on my kindle with this one Loved Avelina right away and was amazed by her strength discernment faith and courage throughout This is the SECOND time Dickerson had my heart melting for a beastlygruff character this one named Lord Thornbeck the first time was Lord Ranulf in The Merchant’s Daughter I highly recommend BOTH books No one writes heroes like Dickerson does and it’s crazy how much I enjoyed The Beautiful Pretender from START to FINISH; she remains one of my favorite authors with her incredible storytelling skills filling the pages with intrigue danger betrayal courage faith adventure and romance Avelina and Reinhart risk everything to do what’s right and my heart was with them the whole time I want to thank the author and publisher for my review copy via netgalley I was given a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion

  9. Tricia Mingerink Tricia Mingerink says:

    I literally read this in one day start to finish I hadn't planned on that I'd planned to pick it up as a slow pick and up set down sort of book But this one just scooped me up and took me away It has action than many of the other Melanie Dickerson books I've read before and I like action I also really connected to the main characters Even though I haven't read the first book in this series I figured out things uickly enough Now I really want to go back and read it I also can't wait for the next book in the series

  10. Amy Amy says:

    Oh How unexpectedly delightful this book was I didn't particularly enjoy the other books in the series but the premise of the plot and promise of the Princess and the Pea my favorite fairytale EVER overcame my hesitations Comfortable romantic and fluffythis was a perfect read for a Sunday afternoon I did find the obsession with kissing a little much but I suppose you go in expecting it with books like this I also could not take seriously every time the heroine nearly froze to death and gets saved by someone else's body heat That doesn't actually workAh well this book is charming despite its uirks I think this might be my favorite Melanie Dickerson book yet

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The Beautiful Pretender A Medieval Fairy Tale ❰BOOKS❯ ✮ The Beautiful Pretender A Medieval Fairy Tale Author Melanie Dickerson – What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servantThe Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride fast He invites ten noble born ladies from around the country to be his guests a What happens Pretender A PDF ✓ when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servantThe Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride fast He invites ten noble born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks a time to test these ladies and reveal their true characterAvelina is only responsible for two things making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave’s bride The Beautiful eBook Þ 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 DorotheaDespite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from Beautiful Pretender A Medieval Fairy ePUB í 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—conseuences Beautiful Pretender A ePUB ↠ Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot And at what cost.

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  • 320 pages
  • The Beautiful Pretender A Medieval Fairy Tale
  • Melanie Dickerson
  • English
  • 09 February 2015
  • 9780718026288

About the Author: Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson Pretender A PDF ✓ is a New York Times bestselling author a two time Christy Award finalist two time Maggie Award winner Carol Award winner two time winner of the Christian Retailing's Best award and her book The Healer's Apprentice won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers ACFW and Romance Writers of America RWA Mel.