June 24, 2014 by Jen Cudmore
Who doesn’t love a good Fairy Tale?
Melanie Dickerson’s retellings are fantastic, and what I love most is the different types of relationships between the male and female protagonist. She does a great job choosing characters that don’t feel the same as they did in the previous book. I believe these novels are considered YA, but I’ve read them all twice. I actually got them for my daughter and ended up loving them more than she did!
The Merchant’s Daughter is based on Beauty and the Beast.
The Fairest Beauty is based on Snow White.
The Captive Maiden is based on Cinderella. (If I had to pick a favorite, it would be this one! I love the tension between the two as they try to figure out what it is they feel toward each other. I like that he’s not charming, but more of an oaf.)
Her next story, called The Princess Spy, is based on the Frog Prince. It doesn’t come out until November and I’m so anxious to read it!
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Alabama. She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany, and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Romance Writers of America, she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.