The Fairest Beauty

The Fairest Beauty A daring rescue A difficult choice Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother s jealousy and believes escape is her only chance to be happy Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hage

  • Title: The Fairest Beauty
  • Author: Melanie Dickerson
  • ISBN: 9780310724391
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • A daring rescue A difficult choice Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down This could be Sophie s one chance at freedom but can she trust another persA daring rescue A difficult choice Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down This could be Sophie s one chance at freedom but can she trust another person to keep her safe Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry the girl s inner and outer beauty has enchanted him Though romance is impossible she is his brother s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else he promises himself he will see the mission through, no matter what When the pair flee to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help but also find their feelings for each other have grown Now both must not only protect each other from the dangers around them they must also protect their hearts.

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    1. DNF at 39% Warning: This is Christian FictionNot that there's anything wrong with thatI reallyreallyreally would have appreciated knowing that, though, before I invested my mother-#@!ing reading time in this sucker!There is no way I would have picked this thing up, if I'd known what I was getting into. Where is Tipper Gore with her little Advisory stickers when you need her?!I kept wondering why the hero and heroine kept saying things like, "God help me escape", or "God, help me to be strong.". [...]

    2. 4.5 StarsSo before I go into how excellent this novel was I just have to sayYes, I read this partly because I love the TV series "Once Upon a Time."So there you go. :) I promise I won't make too many OUAT references in this review, though. ;)The Fairest Beauty is yet another enchanting novel from Melanie Dickerson.When I saw that Melanie Dickerson was coming out with a new fairytale retelling, I knew it was going to be good. After reading both of Melanie's other books, I also knew that it would [...]

    3. I want.I want I want I want I want I want.BUT MY LIBRARIES DON'T HAVE ANY COPIES AND I'M BROKE.Finished 07/2013Thank you, Ginnie, for lending to me ^.^I will be honest, when I finished this book, I seriously lost my temper. My sister urged me to wait before writing a book review, and I am glad I did, if only because it gave me time to organize my thoughts better. It wasn't a badwell, it was fairly lousy book. I despised the romance. I will be upfront from the first, this one isn't going on my fa [...]

    4. An utterly beautiful retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Fairest Beauty captivated me. It was sweet and enchanting dramatic and suspenseful and of course, filled with romance. I loved the characters, they were fresh and alive. Sophie was perfect in the role of Snow White, even better than I could have imagined. I liked that she struggled over the love triangle going on, knowing she was promised to Gabe’s brother, knowing she should be honorable, trying to convince herself she tho [...]

    5. 2.5Snow White has been one of my favourite fairy tales ever since I was a little girl. It was one of the few Disney VHS we had in the house, and I watched it often. I always found the story thrilling and exciting, and was hoping that The Fairest Beautywould convey the same feels. But careless-impulsive-book-hoarding me bought it a long time ago without realizing it was a YA novel. I do not like YA novels. Mainly because I prefer to read romance between adults and not teenagers, but also because [...]

    6. 1.5 stars.(I wanted to give this 3 so I wouldn't feel like such a horrible person but I couldn't. I didn't hate the book by any means, it was better than the other two, but it just didn't have enough to make me want to read it again) I'm gonna repeat what I said in my review of The Merchant's Daughter : But I'm seeing an annoying trend in this lady's books. Perfect main characters that have been wronged in some way, overly Christian main characters, weird creepy dude A) stalking the main girl or [...]

    7. Oh, the feels!!Yes, I cried, I laughed out loud and I even wanted to put the book down! *Gasp* It was such an intense scene at the end of the book and I was like NOOOOOOoooooOOOOOooo!!!! I had to just get up, finish my coffee and then go back to reading, lol! I am so glad I did. Thank you for hard things like wood. *wipes sweat off brow* So, for the actual reviewThe book is larger than the rest in the Series and took a bit more to get through. Yet, it didn't feel like it was too long. It was per [...]

    8. Okay so I bought this not realizing it was Christina fiction, when you look at it on amazon unless you read the author bio and the publisher info it does not say this is a Christian book. But it is, I mean really, really Christian. So I feel a little stupid, but hey shit happens.I don't have an issue with Christian's and many people said this was a good retelling of snow whiteSo I decided, what the hell I will read it. Why not? I mean it got good reviews and most of the reviewers didn't mention [...]

    9. I just read the third book in the series, with no idea I was doing so. Without reading the first or second book.😒

    10. Solid 4 starsAnother hit from Melanie Dickerson! I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: I love her books. <3 “The Fairest Beauty” was a retelling of the fairytale, “Snow White” but without magic because it is in a historical setting. There are only a few small reasons I’m giving this one 4 instead of 5 stars. First, I’ve been feeling like I give 5 star ratings out a little too easily lately, and second, there are actual story things (but only very, very, small thin [...]

    11. Read more of my reviews at My Full Bookshelf I just realized what I didn't like about this story; THE CHARACTERS! Yes, I think that must be it, because I just read two different fairy tale retellings, each with protagonists that were strong, witty, and had so much more character development and I looooved them. The rating for this book was originally three stars. However, I'm redoing my rating system, because I honestly was bored out of my mind while reading this whole story, and why the heck sh [...]

    12. This book was a lovely surprise! I was quite sure from reviews of Melanie’s other books, and also from the back cover, that I would enjoy this book…I just didn’t know how much! This is a delightful retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. But it isn’t really a fantasy book…everything that happens really could have happened! There isn’t any “magic” like you usually see in these retellings. However, it is easy to see how in later retellings (I’m pretty sure this is the TRUE [...]

    13. This is the 2nd book I have read by Melanie Dickerson (yes, I've been reading them out of order). I didn't enjoy it quite as much as "The Princess Spy", but it was still such a sweet retelling! I absolutely LOVED her retelling of the seven dwarfs! They were all so sweet! and that ending! Wow, I had no idea how she would wrap that up! Some things I didn't exactly care for was the fact that both of them were engaged, yet they were very attracted to each other. It sorta bothered me, even though it [...]

    14. 3.5⭐️ Hard to rate this because it is a retelling and it is very similar to the original snow white but I did enjoy it none the less

    15. About this book:“A daring rescue. A difficult choice.Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother's jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie's one chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe?Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes [...]

    16. I love fairy tale re-tellings. There is just something about knowing the old story, yet reading it in a fresh new style. Dickerson definitely delivers that with The Fairest Beauty. Having read her first two books, I have to say that I enjoyed this one the most. The plot was more fast moving and more adventuresome than how I remember the first two. There were definitely big things at stake, which lent a more urgency to the story.What keeps from bumping it up to five stars is that some of the char [...]

    17. The book was pretty good but I don't think it was nearly as good as The Healer's Apprentice and The Merchant's Daughter. I loved the other ones better. But this book was still alright. And I really loved the Seven. I only wish the author could have mentioned something about what happened to them all and Roslind and Siggy.

    18. This retelling of Snow White added creative twists and turns to the fairytale and made an exciting read. I would have preferred it to be longer, though, because some parts of the story seemed rushed and the ending was way too neatly wrapped up. I couldn't help but roll my eyes at some of the the romance bits as well. I did really like Sophie and Gabe, and I thought that they were strong main characters, albeit a bit clueless at times!In the midst of a very dark, evil presence (the stepmother), I [...]

    19. Melanie Dickerson has done it again, offering readers another imaginative fairy tale adaptation, this time taking on the classic Snow White in her third release, The Fairest Beauty. As with her first two books, Dickerson combines the classic tale with both history and religion. While I've seen fairy tales mixed with history before, Dickerson is the only author I've encountered to have infused the classic stories with faith. It is an interesting combination to say the least, one that creates a ra [...]

    20. Another enchanting read from Melanie Dickerson!The Fairest Beauty revolves around Gabe, son of Rose and Wilhelm (their story was told in The Healer's Apprentice), and Sophie, daughter of Duke Baldwin and betrothed to Gabe's older brother, Valten. Having only read The Healer's Apprentice previously by Melanie, it excited me to know that I'd learn more about Rose and Wilhelm and their family.This retelling of the story of Snow White (who seems to be quite popular this year!), is fabulously done. I [...]

    21. Melanie Dickerson is my new favorite author :). The Merchant's Daughter and The Healer's Apprentice are two of the best books I have ever read! I ordered them off Christianbook and finished them both in 4 days! :) They'r so good in fact, that I had to beg my mom to give me back The Healer's Apprentice in exchange for The Merchant's Daughter, and I am already reading them again two weeks after I finished. :) I can't wait for The Fairest Beauty to come out, I know that it's going to be just as ama [...]

    22. Wow! I never expected Dickerson to write a sequel to the Healer's Apprentice. I really enjoyed that one, along with the Merchant's daughter. Usually I'm always complaining how time goes too fast, now I wish December would come already!Can't wait to meet Rose's son! If he's anything like his parents - which I'm sure he'll be - he's going to be an awesome and honourable hero. And the cover! I have never seen an illustration that so perfectly matches what I imagined Snow White to look like.I'm real [...]

    23. I loved it. And YA is not usually my favorite genre, but this was so romantic yet so clean. I loved Sophie. She was the perfect heroine. And Gabe grew so much. Now I need to find more books by this author. Why have I never read anything by her before?!

    24. 4.75only docking a bit for it getting a bit kissy at times. this book was so cute and I love it so much!💗

    25. I hate giving bad reviews. Truly, I take no pleasure in criticizing someone else's efforts - However, I am always truthful in my reviews, and I have to start of by saying this book took me forever to read. It did not hold my attention, I never became emotionally invested in the outcome and I had to force myself to finish it. I'm still in the process of trying to retrain my brain to abandon books I don't enjoy, but alas, I still have mild OCD when it comes to finishing what I start.From the blurb [...]

    26. This retelling of Snow White is set in Germany in medieval times. Sophie (Snow White), 17, is a beautiful and kind scullery maid working for the evil Duchess Ermengard in Hohendorf. Unbeknownst to Sophie (who thinks she is an orphan), she is actually the stepdaughter of the Duchess and the long-gone Duke (presumed murdered by Ermengard). Moreover, she had been promised at birth to be the bride of Valten, the future Duke of Hagenheim.Back in Hagenheim, Valten’s younger brother Gabehart (age 20) [...]

    27. I'm a big fan of Melanie Dickerson, and love her historical Christian fiction retellings of classic fairy tales. If you're interest, read my reviews of The Merchant's Daughter here and The Healer's Apprentice here. Having loved both of her previous books, I happily accepted The Fairest Beauty for review, expecting another great read. And Dickerson did not disappoint me: I loved The Fairest Beauty just as much, if not more than her other two books. I loved that Sophie was much more than your typi [...]

    28. Before I jump into reviewing The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson, I need to say three things.A) Having a copy in pre release form for review kinda made me feel like a legit book nerd of awesomeness.B) See AC) Now onto the book!A daring rescue. A difficult choice. Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, an [...]

    29. I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed The Fairest Beauty's story quite well. The plot is great and despite it being a retelling, it has a story of its own and definitely very different from any other retelling I've ever read. I really enjoyed the characters and how the story went and how things ended up. I really liked the diversity among the Seven as well, since they're not all dwarves here - also, one is deaf, one is a priest and two are painters. I re [...]

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