19 November 2013

Diana Flowers Reviews 'The Captive Maiden' By Melanie Dickerson

The Captive Maiden


Reviewed by Diana Flowers
~5 stars*****
(No Spoilers!)

Happily Ever After?

Masterful storyteller, Melanie Dickerson, has crafted another magical, enchanting novel that sweeps the reader away on a journey into the whimsical land of knights, castles, lovely maidens, and wicked stepsisters!

Since her father's death, the lovely maiden, Gisela, dreams of happier childhood memories when the Duke used to visit with his handsome son, Valten. Now she is forced to live in servitude to her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, daydreaming of the young knight in Hagenheim Castle. Her only happiness is her horses, which her cruel stepmother constantly threatens to get rid of if she disobeys. When Gisela sneaks off to the knights' tournament at Hagenheim, she catches the eye of Valten, and is invited to attend the ball during the festivities. There she is faced with a danger much worse than her stepmother's ire…one that threatens to destroy her life and hope of happiness—forever.

As I mentioned earlier, Melanie Dickerson is a master storyteller, who has the power to draw the reader in from page one and keep them mesmerized until the final climactic conclusion! Filled with an exciting storyline guaranteed to keep you flipping those pages well into the night, endearing main characters and some very nasty secondary ones, this novel is sure to bring out the "fairytale princess daydreams" in all of you ladies! As for you menfolk, there are plenty of tournaments, jousting, fighting, and "guy" stuff to keep you happy as well! An action-packed, beautifully written romance with a spiritual thread throughout, Melanie Dickerson has done it once again!!

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This book is available through Amazon, CBD, DeeperShopping, and your local bookstore.
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GIVEAWAY: A paperback copy of The Captive Maiden will be given away to one blessed commenter! We are having such a great response we MAY even give away TWO copies!! :)*Don't forget to leave your email addy for contact purposes!*

QUESTION: When you were little, did you like fairytales and daydream of being a princess with your knight in shining armor or were you a tomboy more into Huckleberry Finn type stories…or both?

140 comments:

  1. Great review DIANA of a terrific book! I LOVE LOVE LOVE MELANIE'S books!! They are always filled front to back with exciting adventures!!

    I know you won't believe this but I was a little girl that made mud pies, but as I got older I loved to read stories of handsome knights rescuing helpless maidens! :)

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    1. I made mud pies, too, TERESA. And layer cakes in my wagon layered with mud, leaves, sticks, etc. haha Now you are the one making the 24 layer cakes, and me....well, I'd best stick with reading Melanie's great books! lol I agree---they are GRRREEEAAATTT!

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    2. Oh, thank you so much for the awesome review, Diana!!! I would be so blessed if you would post this review on Amazon!!! So very grateful for you and your reviews!!!
      Teresa, you guys are too wonderful! Thank you!

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    3. I'll post it everywhere they will let me, MELANIE! :) You're more than welcome!

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  2. Awesome review, Diana! Can't wait to read this book!!!!!!! I'm sorry - I can't remember my daydreams from when I was little. But I do remember I listened to fairy tales on vinyl a lot.

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    1. Thanks, Maid Marian! I loved reading them when we visited the library at school, but I was such a tomboy! With 3 brothers and a sister so many years older than me, who wouldn't be? ;)

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    2. I used to listen to the Disney stories on records, the ones that had the books that went along with them so you could follow along. :-) I loved those!

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  3. I always dreamed of being rescued by a handsome prince like Cinderella was. I loved all books that took me away to another life and different places. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. And were you rescued by one, JAN? ;) I'm not sure I was rescued by one, but I sure married one!

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    2. As a kid I used to pretend I was a superhero! Ha! I also dreamed of adventure, of being a missionary in a foreign country, or searching for hidden treasure. But as I got older, I also dreamed of ROMANCE! And I always loved the romantic fairy tales. The ones that weren't romantic, like Little Red Riding Hood? Not so much.

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  4. I read both, but I was always the knight saving the kingdom.

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    1. LOL Good for you, BOOKISHQUEEN!! Love that response!

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    2. I need your email addy for contact purposes should you win. :)

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    3. Haha! I like it when the heroine does some of the saving too!!!

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    4. Those were always my thoughts :). oh, and my email it lotsofbooks1 (at)live(dot)com

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  5. This book sounds great! Hope I win! My dreams weren't exactly about fairytales, I just wanted to be a teacher and that didn't happen!

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    1. Well, I wanted to be a nurse and that didn't happen either, DEBBIE! Life takes alot of unexpected twists and turns, but I'm so glad God is in control!

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    2. Debbie, some of my dreams haven't come true either, but I know God has something even better for me. :-)

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    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  7. In my day dreams I was always a princess with a knight in shining armor. Sometimes I used my Barbie dolls to play it out or with my sister and we needed save from the evil brother. I have since married my very own knight and lived in my happily ever after for 13+ plus years. Thanks Diana

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    1. haha LESLIE, I had 3 evil brothers! Can you imagine? Glad you found your knight! :)

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    2. I only have one, but I think he would say he had 3 evil sisters. Thank goodness we have all grown over the years and he is his family's Knight is Shining Armor.

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  8. Thanks to Disney and growing up with three sisters, I was into fairy tales. Love the cover of this book! Clp1777(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. The cover is wonderful, isn't it, COURTNEY! And what's inside is just as wonderful! Good luck in the drawing!

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  9. Awesome review DIANA!! Just enough to really whet my appetite... not that it takes much 'whetting' with Melanie's amazing books!! But still, they are a huge treat when they come around and I'm looking forward to reading mine once it gets delivered, and writing up a review as well!
    I think I was both a child - love to catch grasshoppers and have pinecone battles with others! Yes, they really hurt lol. The best position of course was high up in the pine tree. :) And then on the other hand, I loved daydreaming and fairytales!!

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    1. OUCH! You were a lil tomboy like me, NOELA! No, Melanie's books don't need much "whetting" at all! :P Thx for your kind words. :)

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  10. That cover is GORGEOUS!
    I think I was a bit of both, I never minded getting dirty and playing outside, but I could turn on my inner princess at the drop of a hat too, lol!
    -Molly mdwag32(at)yahoo(.)com

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    1. Love that "inner princess", MOLLY! Melanie has a way of bringing all of that back as we savor her wonderful stories. What a writer!

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  11. I was definitely a princess as a little girl. I loved all the Disney movies about princesses. I even named my dog Princess Leia (OK, that's a sci fi princess, but still a princess). miss_lulu38 at yahoo dot com

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    1. That's sweet, MISS LAURA! And I'll bet you still are a princess! :)

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  12. Does it count if you were an animal? My Dad is a veterinarian so I was all sorts of critters. Every morning I'd come in to b'fast on all fours when I was very young, and made Dad and Mom guess what I was. Usually I had to make a noise before they got it right though. LOL!
    So - does that count for tomboy?! ;)
    may at maythek9spy dot com

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    1. AND, duhhhh.
      I adore Melanie's books. Will give this copy for Christmas!

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    2. UMMM, yeah I believe it does, MAY! lol Really cute story and thanks for sharing it with us. Somebody is going to get a nice Christmas present this year!

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  13. I was definitely a tom-boy... however, a tom-boy who grew up, became a daughter of the One True King and ended up marrying a prince charming. A tom-boy who also grew up to write inspirational historical romance. So strange... but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

    crandallberries at gmail dot com

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    1. DAWN, I love your response! It's wonderful and thank you for sharing. We all have a Prince Charming in our lives whose name is Jesus, don't we?

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful story!
    I definitely dreamt of being a princess when I was little. Pulling out dress-up clothes, wearing my Pretty Pretty Princess jewelry... :) Of course, I also did plenty of playing in the yard and making mud pies too.

    aeputney [at] liberty [dot] edu

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    1. AMY, I think most of us loved to play dress up! My family was pretty poor so no princess outfits or jewelry for me, but I did like to put on my mom's shoes and clothes! And make mud pies. :P

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  15. Live the cover! Looks like a great read!

    PJsDolls@comcast.net

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    1. PAM, I believe you'll enjoy the content as well as the cover! :)

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  16. I'm really looking forward to reading this book and her others! Thanks for the review and giveaway. As a kid my sisters and I pretended to go on adventures, kept house, and played dress-up at grandma's :)

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You will love Melanie's books, HEIDI! There isn't a one that I didn't enjoy to the max! Sounds like you and your sisters had a blast!

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  17. I was definitely all into the happily ever after stuff growing up! I still am :-) When I got into junior high, I found Anne of Green Gables and that became my favorite.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. BRITTANY, I never got into Anne of Green Gables until I was an adult for some reason. lol I loved the movies!!

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  18. I loved to read the romances, adventures and mysteries when I was younger. I love most well-written books that can capture my interest and my imagination. This does sound like a book that I would enjoy reading.

    Elaine
    panfils@sbcglobal.net

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    1. ELAINE, this is one guaranteed to capture your imagination and not let go!

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  19. Diana,

    Definitely an intriguing review! I'd love to read this "once-upon-a-time" delight.

    In answer to your question, I have always loved oral tradition, whether in the form of faerie tales, folktales, legends, personal stories, and myths, as well as good literature such as Tom and Huck's tales. Perhaps that's why I am a professional storyteller. ;-)

    Write on!
    Because of Christ,
    Sharon
    sharonkirkclifton [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. I'm with you, SHARON. I read biographies and Tom Sawyer, Nancy Drew and fairytales. I NEVER read Shakespeare, though, and have no intentions of ever doing so. lol

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  20. Yes, I was a fairy tale girl. I always wanted to be a princess.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. And you are one, SUSAN! A daughter of the King is a princess, right? :)

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  21. Wow, which was I. Well since I was always trying to keep up with my brother I guess a Tomboy. Loved fishing and climbing trees, but deep in my heart I really wanted to be a princess with a knight with a black thoroughbred to take me away.lol Great review. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    eppersonkatrina@yahoo.com
    Blessings
    Katrina

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    1. Not a white horse, KATRINA? I rather prefer a black one myself. lol I think most of us "girls" were a little of both, especially if we have brothers. My 3 were rascals! ugh

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  22. This looks like a great book! Hope I get to win! ;) Will still read it even If I don't!
    jermwbr@yahoo.com
    Jessica

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  23. Thanks so much for the info and review. It looks like a wonderful read! :) Thanks also for offering the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Karen
    klange61AThotmailDOTcom

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    1. You're so welcome, KAREN! And here's hoping for a win for you!

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  24. I would really love to win this book, thanks for the chance
    Shirley B jcisforme@aol.com

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    1. Tossing your name in my little cyberhat here, SHIRLEY! ;)

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  25. I loved princess stories especially Beauty and the Beast. I loved Melanie's retelling of that fairy tale, it was hard to put down. Would love to win a copy but f not, I'll probably pick up a copy anyway! My email is ljgarrity80 (at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. I especially loved that one, too, LISA, and DO by all means pick up a copy of this one if you don't win. You won't regret it!

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  26. For some reason I don't seem to fit either category well. I became a Dr. Doolittle fan when I started reading the books in second grade. I started reading the Little Women series and the Little House on the Prairie series. My mother and I did have tea parties and pretended that we were having tea with the Queen of England. She paid an outrageous price at that time to take me to the theater to see the documentary of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. I guess I fall more on the princess side of the fence. My email is kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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    1. I loved Little Women also, KAYE. What a wonderful time with your mom! I don't remember my mom ever playing with me...just too many kids and alot to deal with my dad being an alcoholic. But I know she loved me. Bless you for coming by!

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  27. Oh man, oh, man!!! I am CHOMPING to read this and hope to soon, ESPECIALLY after your FAB review, Diana, because I know whatever you ladies love on OWG, I will adore. Add to that that I have LOVED every single book of Mel's and think she is AWESOME!! Nobody today does the fairy-tale romance like Melanie Dickerson!!

    Don't enter me ... it's burning a hole in my TBR right now. :)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much, JULIE! Better call the fire department; better yet---start reading! lol Isn't MELANIE just the best at fairy-tale retelling?...she has her own little flair.

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    2. Aw, Julie, you know I love you! :-)

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  28. Hello! I'm so glad to have found this blog and have already subscribed! I'm looking forward to reading Melanie's book and plan to visit her facebook page as soon as I'm done here! : ) In answer to your question, I was more the Hunkleberry/Tom Sawyer type outdoorsie tomboy girlie-girl who took off many a mornin' on my horse not to return til almost dark! And I know I'll love the horses storyline in THE CAPTIVE MAIDEN! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, CARYL! We at OWG will enjoy getting acquainted with you!! Yes, you will love the part horses play in this one, and if I had a horse when I was a girl I doubt I'd have spent much time reading at all! lol
      Please leave us your email addy in case your name is drawn. :)

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  29. Excited to read this book! Thank you for the review too! (:

    MaidenOfEmmanuel(at)aim(dot)com

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    1. You're so welcome, MAIDEN OF EMMANUEL! I hope you get a chance to read it ASAP!

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  30. When I was a child, I liked reading fairy tales and dreaming of my prince. I was a great reader even back then.
    Thanks for this review and the chance to win Melanie's book. My daughter and I have enjoyed all the others, so I can safely say we'll love this one too.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. I believe you can safely say that, too, PAM! If you like fairytales, you'll enjoy this one and even if one doesn't I believe they will still enjoy it for the great medieval romance that it is!

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  31. Book looks great. Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Throwing your name in my cyberhat, VIRGINIA! ;) Blessings~

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  32. Diana, I'm Afraid I was definitely the tom boy type! No prince for me my heros came in cowboy clothes ! I wanted to be Annie Oakley . Also loved Little House on the Prairie.
    Thanks for review
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. JACKIE, nothing at all wrong with those cowboy heroes! I like 'em, too!

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  33. Fairytales rock!!! I still love to watch them and read them. I married my prince charming ;)
    Excellent review, DIANA!

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    1. Thanks, my dear ANNE! I loved Everlasting with Drew Barrymore and this is a bit similar. But different, too. You'll like! :)

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  34. We were poor too Diana. Don't really remember having any books when I was young. Of course might just not having the memory. But our gifts were very sparse on Christmas, sometimes coming from other people. But had 7 older siblings and we were one big happy family, with lots to occupy our time, with loving parents and GOD in our home even before I was born. Sometimes now I think less would be better. I think it is appreciated more. I don't remember much about books until later. Was probably older than some when I loved and read Uncle Tom's Cabin, Huckleberry Finn, Nancy Drew books, etc. Most of my childhood movies was playing mother with my dolls, inside or outside. And, loved paperdolls cut out of Sears and Roebuck catalogues. Would play with them for hours. My brother next to me by 3 1/2 ye=rs. older was good to play with me . Even girl stuff. Even dresses up in mom's dresses and stuffed the top and played my neighbor. (Had a lot of fun telling about this when we were older.) But, sometimes he would be the preacher and we would sit in daddy's wagon and drive to church, then preach. Guess was part tomboy too for loved climbing in a large old tree at my gramma's home with this brother and stay there for hours. And, back when I was growing up kids played outside, so we got lots of excercise. I think much better for us than all of this tech stuff. I always loved my dolls up to dating time, when alone in my bedroom. Guess I always dreamed of being a mother and GOD granted that dream with 4 great kids. Now I have 19 great-grandchildren. Diana, hope you didn't make the mud pies in your mom's dress and shoes. LOL I married at one week after 16th birthday so didn't have wait long for my dream. Melanie, I have been following your book around trying to win it, but no luck yet. I really love the cover and sure I will love the content also. I really love these OWG girls. They are the best. I would love to win this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. MAXIE, your reply doubly delighted me!! No, didn't make the mud pies in mom's clothes and shoes. haha What interesting stories you tell and us "girls" at OWG love them and YOU! Your brother was certainly a good sport!

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  35. Well, girls. Just look how long that comment is. Maybe I should just write a book, uh? LOL Sorry, Maxie

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    1. Don't apologize, MAXIE! It made my day! I had a chuckle or two!

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  36. Great review, Diana!

    Such a beautiful book cover, Melanie! I've never read any of your books, & never any fairy-tale romances - sounds intriguing, would love to read The Captive Maiden. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, BONNIE! Oh, you have to start with Melanie's first one and just go down the list. Although they are stand alones and you don't HAVE to read them one right after another, you are sure to become a Melanie Dickerson fan just like the rest of us!! lol Bless you for dropping by!

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  37. I love Melanie. I loved fairy princess books due to my many years of Disney. faith_loves(a)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Nice to meet you, XERIA! Melanie writes such magical stories, doesn't she?

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  38. I loved princess stories, I was very girly. Thanks for the giveaway!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com
    OWG

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    1. MERRY, you must not have had any rascally brothers around such as I, who made me into a tomboy. Haha But I was a girly, too, and loved my dolls when they weren't underfoot! ;)

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  39. I would say both... I had a brother so I had to be a bit of tomboy to keep up with him ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. SAMANTHA, I can totally identify. Lol Good luck!

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  40. Such a beautiful book cover, and yes book covers do matter to me! Melanie, I have not had the pleasure of reading any of your book yet, but would love to. As far as when I was little, I was into Cinderella and always dreamed of being rescued by the handsome prince. I guess that's why I SO love historical Christian romance.
    Georgianne Barnett

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    1. GEORGIANNE, I hope you get the chance to read one of Melanie's books soon. You have missed out! :( She always has the loveliest covers on her books!

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  41. I would love to read this book, I so love the cover ! I was so the princess type but still a countrygirl !
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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    1. The cover is so lovely to look upon, I agree! And LINDA I can still see you as both! :)

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  42. Gorgeous cover & a fantastic review thank you.

    I was the one down the creek making dams with sticks, rocks & mud.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Helping the beavers, I see, MARY. ;) I made mud cakes and pies, and was a mommy to my little dolls, too. The best of both worlds! Thanks for your kind words!

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    1. And I would love to enter you to read this wonderful book, VIRGINIA! But I must have your email address, dear. Please come back! :)

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    2. Never mind, VIRGINIA. I have your email addy. Thx!

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  44. Thank you for a great review and giveaway. I think in my world, I was a little of both. I loved playing with my dolls and I rocked my little dog like a baby while watching tv, but I also loved making mid pies, crawfishing, and playing rough with two of my childhood friends that were boys.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Sounds like you had a sweet, well-rounded childhood, MELANIE. Thank you for sharing!

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  45. I would have to say I was a little of both! I loved playing in the dirt and mud but also loved dressing up and playing with dolls!
    Donna B. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. Wonderful review, Diana! This sounds like a must read! As a little girl I loved make believe and playing with dolls, but also enjoyed outside adventures!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  47. I also made mud pies and used the suds from my grandmothers wash water for the icing. But as soon as I learned to read that's what I always wanted to do. I did play dolls and always dreamed of that knight. But I also was tomboyish and played trucks and cars with my brother.

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    1. Oh, I forgot about the icing, BRENDA! lol Didn't you love making things out of the suds when washing dishes as a child? Please come back and leave your email addy for contact purposes should you be our winner! Thx for sharing!!

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  48. Oh no, no, no! I was a PRINCESS! My aunt told me before her death that once she had to spank me (like she HAD to spank me) and I turned around and said....My daddy will NOT be happy with you. You just spanked his little princess. Anytime stories were told they he put me in as the princess.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. You were a princess, MELODY? The lady who hops out of buses? Or was it onto a bus? I know you are a princess...a daughter of the King, albeit an adventuresome one! haha Love ya, MELODY!

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    2. Who knew God could turn a Princes into a SUPERHERO PRINCESS?

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    3. Only God. You are so awesome, MELODY! And funny!

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  49. Love, love, love your cover. At 49, I'm still hoping for a knight in shining armor, trusting God in His time.

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    1. Don't give up - my daughter's sister-in-law will marry her prince this Christmas, at age 42. She was always looking for someone to be the head of her heart, home and spirtual walk.

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    2. Thank you, MELODY! You're so right...keep praying, LISA. It's all about His timing!

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  50. I was the tomboy type, but as I grew up I wanted the love sort with the happily ever after ending!

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    1. Hi, DONNA! I think we all grow up wanting that. I know I did!

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  51. Diana yes I loved to play with the suds! My add. Grandmama_brenda@yahoo.com thanks for the contest. My favorite thing to do is read. It relaxes me so much.

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    1. lol, BRENDA! Thx so much for your email addy! To me there's nothing quite like reading a good book! They say that people who habitually read are more at peace. Not sure about that, but that is what "they" say. ;)

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  52. I was more the tomboy. I played sports and hung around with the guys.I also like to crochet, quilt n do crafts. I meet my prince charming 29 years ago and have been together for 22 years.

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    1. Congrats, LEANN! That's awesome! I was quite the tomboy; into sports and playing with brothers but I loved my dolls, too. ;)

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  53. I was a little of both. I grew up with a brother and male cousin so I enjoyed playing with cars. At the same time, I loved dressing up, playing with dolls and Barbie.

    Another great review, Diana

    -Janella
    arieljo12 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, JANELLA! I never liked playing cars much, but I did like to play in my brothers' fort which they built outside of our backyard. I pretended I was a frontier lady...no wonder I love historicals so much! :)

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  54. Ha ha, I always daydreamed of being a disguised princess, having fun with my prince fiance, who would naturally think I was ugly until I took off my disguise. ;-) Great review, Diana! gwen[dot]gage[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. That's too cute, GWEN! lol And you are a lovely lady!

      Thanks for the kind words!

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  55. I have always loved both types of stories, but I loved the princess ones the most. :)

    wishfulendings at outlook dot com

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    1. TRESSA, your name would be perfect for a storybook princess! Lovely. Blessings to you!

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  56. I grew up running around outside with the dogs, but I would only want to watch movies or read about princesses in fairy tales. In every make-believe game I played with my friends, I would always be the damsel in distress who needed rescuing :) Thanks for the great review!

    kieka(dot)flip413(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. BECCA, thanks for sharing. Poor Gisela in Melanie's book was truly a damsel in distress! You'll enjoy reading her story!

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  57. Yes my daydreams were about medieval times with gorgeous gowns and wonderful castles I cant wait to check out this book looks absolutely Intriguing...
    Deni
    denistone1 at yahoo com au

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    1. The best kinda daydreams, DENI! Hope you get a chance to read about Gisela's daydreams!

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  58. I was a complete girly-girl and loved princess stories. I am loving having a little girl who now loves to play dress up! So much fun (for both of us!). kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you for sharing your sweet comment! For anyone who is that much of a princess lover, KELLY, you certainly HAVE to read this book! lol You'll love it!

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    1. ALISA, please come back and leave your email addy for contact purposes in case your name name is drawn. Thx for coming by!! :)

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  60. I was (and still am!) one of those girls that wanted to be a princess with her prince but as more of a tomboy princess--one who loves wearing beautiful gowns but can hold her own among a group of men (definitely not a traditional Regency era princess). This book sounds very good--just the kind of book I love to read!

    chillirosen@hotmail.com

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    1. A princess with brogans on her feet, hidden under that beautiful gown, eh, MALLORI? Nothing wrong with that! LOL

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  61. Wow, This is the first I have seen of this book. I love the cover! And the story sounds wonderful! I have never been the princess type, none of my family ever was. We are more of the tomboy type. My four year old niece is spending the night with us, and she thinks she is a princess, but she's the tomboy type princess too! She's so adorable and we love her so much, but she is funny sometimes with her tomboy ways.
    Would love to win this book!!
    BLessings...Joy
    ibjoy1953@yahoo[dot]com

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    1. JOY, you can always say you saw it on OWG first! ;) 4 year olds are just the cutest! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  62. A hearty "thank you" to all who participated and shared on my post! Your childhood memories made me smile.

    CONGRATS to Mallori and Brittany M. for winning a copy of The Captive Maiden!

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