Litfuse Book Tour + Giveaway: The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

The Beautiful Pretender
Melanie Dickerson
Copyright 2016
Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9780718026284
The Story:
After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences

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My Thoughts:
I frickin' love fairytales. Honestly, every single one I've ever read starting with the Disney storybooks my mum bought me when I was a kid, I've pretty much loved. Plop me down on the couch and I'll binge for days on films like Ever After and Beauty and the Beast. These days finding new and exciting stories that rival those old classics we're all familiar with is a bit of a task. Thankfully, author Melanie Dickerson has come to the rescue of desperate romance readers with her latest novel, The Beautiful Pretender. I'm a little disappointed at having missed the first book in the series since this one is SO entertaining, but to be sure, I'll get my hands on a copy of that little tome soon! 

Avelina and Reinhart's tale is Cinderella meets Beauty and the Beast meets TV's The Bachelor. Cool, right?! I'll admit, I was skeptical of the story at first because I could not believe that in a castle full of nobility nobody recognized  that a fellow peer Lady Dorothea was not herself (the award for best actress goes to Avelina). However, after I passed that little roadblock, The Beautiful Pretender quickly wheedled its way into my heart. The dashing Lord Thornbeck helped to persuade me to add this book to my keeper shelf. 

If ever there was a Sunday afternoon well spent with a book it was today! This little story has this fairytale lover swooning. I promise it's not the heat going to my head (my castle's library has air conditioning), but rather a sweet story that is pure old-fashioned fun that's got me gushing! 

~ My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

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The Giveaway!

Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?

Join Melanie in celebrating the release of The Beautiful Pretender by entering to win her Once Upon a Kindle giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
  • A Kindle Fire tablet
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie's blog.

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Happy Reading! 


Comments

  1. I love fairytales! This story sounds like a keeper.

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    1. It is definitely a keeper! Thanks for your comment! :)

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