Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: The Golden Braid

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and coming book that you are most excited about. 

Waiting On:
Title: The Golden Braid
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: November 17th, 2015

Synopsis:
From GoodReads
The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man around. And her skills as an artist rival those of any artist she’s met. But for a woman in medieval times, the one skill she most desires is the hardest one to obtain: the ability to read.

After yet another young man asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides they need to move once again, but this time to a larger city. Rapunzel’s heart soars—surely there she can fulfill her dream. But Mother won’t let her close to a man. She claims that no man can be trusted.

After being rescued by a knight on the road to the city, and in turn rescuing him farther down the road, Rapunzel’s opportunity arrives at last. This knight, Sir Gerek, agrees to educate Rapunzel in order to pay back his debt. She just has to put up with his arrogant nature and single-minded focus on riches and prestige.

But this Rapunzel story is unlike any other and the mystery that she uncovers will change everything—except her happily ever after.
Why I'm Waiting:
Melanie Dickerson has become a favorite for fairy tale re-tellings. Her stories are just fun and a good mix of historical fiction, but also have a good message to them. I can't wait for this re-telling of Rapunzel!

What are you waiting on this week?

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