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Sunday, December 29, 2013
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson Book Review
Happily Ever After …Or Happily Nevermore?
Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten - the boy she has daydreamed about for years - is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.
Gisela has been daydreaming about the Duke's son Valten for many years. When she hears that he is having a ball she knows that she must attend. She knows that she will never have a life she dreamed of but, she must have a small taste. The moment her father died her life changed and her stepmother has treated her like a servant.
Once she is there Valten finally notices her. Before she knows it she in love. Although they are unaware there are some who will not let the two get together . The more they love each other the more danger there is. Cinderella being told in a different way.
The book is filled with action and intrigue. I really enjoyed it's fast pace. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Booksneeze for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.