June 7, 2016

The Beautiful Pretender 
"The Beautiful Pretender"
Melanie Dickerson

What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble-born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina is only responsible for two things: making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave’s 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. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost?

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because medieval times aren't don't usually interest me.  But I was proven wrong.  This book intrigued me.  Especially Avelina's role as an under cover "Lady".  

The Margrave didn't really impress me though.  He was kind of a grouch. Similar to Beauty and the Beast.  

This is an exciting and charming book.  A true fairy tale romance!  I'm glad that I was able to review this book.  

Read more about the book here.


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