About the Book
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and 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. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself 'Lord Colin' is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy---not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she's sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook's wicked plot. (Goodreads)
This is the first book in this series that I have read. I enjoy young adult books so I was really looking forward to this one.
I really liked the characters and the overall story line of the "princess spying" and discovering her suitor might not be all he seems. The book has some great twists and there is a definite love story interwoven. The book moved really fast, almost too fast for me. I think some more details could have been through in but it is young adult and still a good read.
I think Melanie does a good job coming up with unique ways on fairy tales and not making them over the top.
If you enjoy fairy tales, young adult, and a little history you are in for a treat.
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