Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

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Title: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Series: Thornbeck #1

Genre: Historical/Fairy Tale

Audience: Young Adult

**5 stars**

Melanie Dickerson's beautiful, romantic fairytales have once again captured my heart! ^_^ Though some of her books I don't enjoy quite as much as others, I always like reading by Melanie! And The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was definitely a five-star for me!

Mixing Robin Hood and Swan Lake, Melanie creates a lovely, poignant retelling set in the medieval day (non-magical). Odette is a young woman living with her wealthy uncle; yet determined to poach the king's deer in order to feed the poor children of the village. Unfortunately, she starts to fall for Jorgen ... before she realizes he is the forester - intent on capturing the poacher.

Drama. Young love. Dangerous escapades. Beautiful balls. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was both swoon-y and sweet, as well as thought-provoking and serious. I just loved it. Fairytales are the best! Not to mention, when they have a Robin Hood like tale tied in! *grins*

Such a cute love story! Geared toward teen/young adults ... but I might say 18 and up. Depends what you normally read I guess. I love this author's books, but I feel a lot of them are a bit too "mature" when it comes to romance for my younger sisters.

As always, I really appreciate the faith themes and lessons woven in. Makes it meaningful and gives you some thoughts to mull over.

All in all, this was a thrilling and adorable tale! Probably one of my favorites from Melanie Dickerson! Can't wait to read The Golden Braid and The Beautiful Pretender! <3


  1. I enjoyed this one, too! :) Melanie's fairytale retellings are among my favorites :)

    1. Mine too, Rachelle! I'm always excited when I see she's coming out with a new book! I hear she's working on a The Little Mermaid retelling now, ^_^