Book Review: The Princess Spy

Book Review: The Princess Spy

About the Book:

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and she 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.

Unable to pass his message on to her father, the duke, Margaretha convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. But when Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment for retrieving a lost heirloom, Margaretha discovers that she might be very wrong about both Colin and her potential betrothed.

About the Author

Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice, a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama.

My Thoughts:

I found The Princess Spy entertaining and amusing.  It wasn’t a page turner.  In fact it was surprisingly easy to walk away from the book for several days before returning to the tale and yet I wasn’t bored or disinterested.

Margaretha captured my heart because she was fooled into believing that she would have to find a suitor who could tolerate her (and her chatty nature).  I loved the way the story unfolded and her slow discovery that someone might actually delight in the woman that she was and love the things about her that she held as unlovable flaws.  I also adored Margaretha’s sense of adventure, her courageous nature and her steadfast trust in God.

Colin was an interesting character and I enjoyed seeing him battle out the heart struggle between seeking revenge and seeking justice.

All in all it was a sweet story and the perfect type of book to choose if you can only read in snatches here and there.

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