The Princess Spy

by Melanie Dickerson

**”Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter, both Christy Award finalists, winner of  The National Reader’s Choice Award for 2010’s Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction.”

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely package in the mail!

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If you know anything about me, I like to “judge a book by the cover”. Well, at least with REAL books. If the cover isn’t gorgeous, the odds of me loving it just dropped about 90%. Shallow? Maybe. Does that say something about my life? hmm….That’s a whole ‘nother blog… So, beautiful cover? Check!

In The Princess Spy, we find Margaretha, the daughter of Duke Wilhelm, in 1413 Germany. She is being courted by Lord Claybrook and feeling pressure to choose a husband. She quickly finds out that Lord Claybrook is not as he seems.

As Margaretha’s world is closing in on her, she turns to God and an unlikely friend, Lord Colin le Wyse of England. This is a story of adventure, love and, most importantly, finding peace through Christ alone.

Melanie is known for writing Christian, young adult fiction that is based loosely on well known fairy tales. When I asked her what her favorite fairy tale is, she responded with: “My favorite fairy tale is probably Beauty and the Beast. I don’t know why, but I love the thought of a gentle beast and the beautiful girl who falls in love with him in spite of his appearance.” And, guess what? She wrote a book about that too.

10742462You will find a list of Melanie’s books here.

Because The Princess Spy does not release until November 4th (you can pre-order here), I will be giving away a copy of her latest book, The Captive Maiden. This is a Cinderella story, and we all love Cinderella! She’s everyone’s favorite princess…well, except for Melanie’s, apparently (;

IMG_4615So, here’s what you need to do. Easy-Peasy:

1. Comment on this post and post your email (so I can contact you if you win.)

If you are not comfortable posting your email, comment on the post and then email me at:

Please be sure to include your name and whatever I need to connect you to your comment.

2. Share this link with a friend, if you please (:

That’s it!! Good luck! I will announce the winner in  a few days…just in time for the next giveaway! woot woot!!

38 responses to “The Princess Spy”

  1. The Merchants Daughter is my favorite book! Since I purchased it I have read it 4 times which I have never done with any other book. I’ve read all her books and love the vacation of mind I get with her writing style. So, I think it would be fair to say I’d love to win a copy of her latest work.


  2. I’m looking forward to this one! Thanks for the giveaway. Oh, and you aren’t alone–I am a sucker for a great cover! danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.


  3. I would love to win Melanie Dickerson’s new book! I have read all of her books and it would be super exciting to read this one! Totally obsessed with her books!


  4. I just love, love, love Melanie Dickerson’s books! Cant wait for next one! Keep writing and giving us new stories.


  5. AH! So excited for this release! I love all of Melanie’s books and usually devour them within a day of starting them. My email is brittanynoodles(at)


  6. DeVorah Bynes ( I read the preview on and I was instantly hooked. I so grateful Christian Fairy Tale Retellings.


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