55 Following

Yvette - Bookworlder

Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.


Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

The Golden Braid - Melanie Dickerson
What is not to love about a retelling where the heroine takes matters into her own hands and does most of the saving?

A Young Adult version of Rapunzel set in and around 15th century Hagenheim, this begins as a village tale, quickly becomes a travel adventure, and then a coming of age/country girl in the city tale. It features a thinking Rapunzel who wants to learn to read and calls out to God for guidance, her complicated midwife mother, evil villains, a brave but grumpy knight, the aristocracy in the castle and their servants.
Definitely a book that I will recommend to readers of YA (or not), historical and inspirational fiction. Just a lovely read.

This review refers to a review ebook I read courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. My full review can be read at http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-me