Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

I thought this book was like a Christianish book based loosely on The Princess Bride. Set in the Holy Roman Empire, in Germany, Margaretha is not a princess, but the daughter of a duke.  Her newest suitor, the finely dressed Lord Claybrook seems nice enough, but later we find that like Humperdink, he is not at all what he seems.  In order to save her family, Margaretha, who is a rather flighty chatterbox, shows that she is braver than she thinks by running off with the stable hand, who had been brought bloody and beaten to her father's healer.  Colin, however is not a stable hand and together they go through many dangers, although no fire swamps.  Like Princess Buttercup, Margaretha is quite feminine, but she proves herself to be a strong and worthy heroine.  I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I enjoyed it.

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