The Golden Braid

The Golden BraidTo say that Rapunzel’s upbringing has been unconventional would be an understatement. Her eccentric mother has drummed into Rapunzel’s head the evils of the world – specifically me. When she again uproots Rapunzel’s life to flee another marriage proposal, the pair encounter trouble of another kind in the form of a knight. During an exchange of knife-throwing, sarcasm and arrogance Rapunzel begins to see another side of the world that her mother has protected and/or hidden from her. And it’s nothing that she could ever have imagined in her wildest dreams.

Ah. I love fairy tale remakes. And Melanie Dickerson novels. And just novels really. So this was my first Dickerson novel and I must say I was impressed. While it did drag in a few areas I found myself very fascinated by the whole plot and writing style. With a perfect blend of history, truth and oddball characters the story kept me flipping/swiping pages until the book was completed in one sitting. Melanie Dickerson’s novels get quite a bit of gushing feedback but I was still hesitant to read any, afraid I had too high expectations. What silly and unfounded thoughts those turned out to be. A great fun story with valuable lessons.

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received an electronic copy of “The Golden Braid”  provided by, in exchange for our honest review.


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