Captive Maiden

Happily Ever After…Or Happily Nevermore?
Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela meets the duke’s son, Valten–the boy she has daydreamed about for years–and learns he is throwing a ball, she vows to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

What book is my favorite book by Melanie Dickerson? Well…you are looking at it!

It took me quite a while to officially decide what my favorite book by Melanie Dickerson was. But, now I have.

The first time I read it I was practically in awe. I read the ending (and other parts) many times. But,  I just sat on my bed and sighed….smiled….laughed….You get the picture. It is that good of a book.

There is one scene that I could read many, many times and never get tired of it. The main guy is a knight. And what does a knight do, except defend his kingdom? He fights in tournaments. The tournament scene, from start till finish, was exciting and wonderfully written. I love it!

And, of course, the whole ending was amazing. Most likely, I closed the book when I finished the last chapter and sighed. Seriously! I do that sometimes. When I finished reading…or re-reading my favorite books, I either squeal or sigh. So, believe me. I did that for this book!

The thing that intrigued me was the cover. That was why I started reading Melanie Dickerson’s novels. I was looking through a magazine and this cover caught my eye. I decided to give it a chance and read the book. I’m glad I did.


Title: Captive Maiden

Author: Melanie Dickerson

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This review is written in my own opinions and words.


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