The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

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New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines "The Goose Girl" by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love."When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is-long live the queen!" -JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco seriesShe lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.But she might just gain what she's always wanted . . . if she makes it in time.The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron's daughter? It seemed too good to be true.On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen's servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen's life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 221 x 29mm | 413g
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0718026608
  • 9780718026608
  • 84,905

About Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist. Her first book The Healer's Apprentice won the National Readers' Choice Award for Best First Book in 2010, and The Merchant's Daughter won the 2012 Carol Award. Melanie spends her time writing stories at her home near Huntsville, Alabama, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
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"Dickerson is a masterful storyteller with a carefully crafted plot, richly-drawn characters, and detailed setting. . . Recommended for young adults and adults who are young at heart.' * Christian Library Journal * "The Goose Girl, a little retold fairy tale, sparkles in Dickerson's hands, with endearing characters and a charming setting that will appeal to teens and adults alike." * RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK * 'The protagonists are in constant peril, making for an exciting adventure. . . the story is told in a straightforward manner and likely to please Dickerson's devoted fans.' * Historical Novel Reviews * 'Christian fiction fans who enjoy fairy tales and romance will not be disappointed.' * School Library Journal *
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Rating details

994 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 32% (316)
4 38% (381)
3 23% (227)
2 6% (56)
1 1% (14)
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