The Captive Maiden
From award winning author Melanie Dickerson a new fairytale retelling based on the classic story, Cinderella.
In this new fairy tale reimagining from award-winning YA author Melanie Dickerson, Gisela’s life consists of cooking and cleaning for her stepmother and stepsisters, with little time for daydreams. When she discovers the duke’s son, Valten — the boy she has daydreamed about for years — is in search of a wife, she is determined to get an invitation to his upcoming ball. But once she meets her Prince Charming, other forces are determined to halt her happily ever after, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.
Consistent seller and award-winning author Melanie Dickerson’s previous books — The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter — have sold well across multiple channels. She is looking to continue her momentum, as fairy tale retellings continue to be a strong trend among readers, providing a historical romance that puts a new twist on the classic story of Cinderella.
By Carol, Submitted on 2016-11-11
Valten makes a worthy prince charming in this retelling of Cinderella. Gisela has an endearing charm and optimistic attitude that draws in the reader.