My daughter declared it her favourite book of the year! "The Golden Braid" by Melanie Dickerson
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When it comes to books aimed particularly at female readers teen ages and up, then I better let my daughter do all the talking. The moment "The Golden Braid" hit our doorstep, she snatched it up and huddled in her room and we scarcely heard from her until she'd ravenously made her way through the novel. She emerged, somewhat dreamy eyed, declaring that "The Golden Braid" was her favourite book of the year, perhaps her favourite book ever! Now, if that isn't an endorsement, I don't know what is!
Having read through the story soon afterwards, I can see why she loved it so much. The story brims with action and adventure, with life-changing secrets and courageous characters who grow and change in marvellous ways over the course of the story, until you just want to cheer out loud. Both Rapunzel and Sir Gerek have been well-crafted, and their story will surely captivate you from start to finish. The romance is wholesome and will no doubt have young hearts going pitter-patter as they imagine a knight of their own stumbling their way into their life. And Dickerson has done a masterful job at weaving real faith into this story in a way that isn't at all preachy, and will no doubt intrigue readers with the hint of the supernatural that appears. I love Rapunzel's hunger to read the Scriptures, and the way that God's Word speaks into her life.
My daughter insisted that I award this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars, so I dare not argue with her in any way. Readers of all ages will no doubt enjoy this clever take on the story of Rapunzel, from the great characterization to the action-packed plot to the interesting details that bring the story to life.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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