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Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2016-11-08
Page : 304
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0718026586
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird! Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village. Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them. More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2014-11-04
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310745756
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Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2011-11-29
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310727626
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An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf’s bailiff—a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff’s vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf’s future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2020-07-07
Page : 320
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0785228349
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In this reverse Cinderella story, a poor farmer’s son, who dreams of using his talent as a woodcarver to make a better life for himself, falls in love with a duke’s daughter and must fight for a chance to win her heart. Adela is the youngest daughter of Duke Wilhelm of Hagenheim and is never allowed outside of the castle walls. She loves her family, but she sneaks away one day to the market in the town center. There she meets a handsome young man and wonders what it might be like to fall in love with a poor farmer with a kind heart instead of marrying the man her family is suggesting for her. Frederick earns the income for his family and defends his mother from his father’s drunken rages. He also uses his talent and creativity to carve figures, animals, and scenes into wood, and he's asked to carve these scenes into cathedral doors when his talent is noticed. Frederick is inspired by the sweet and beautiful Adela, but he has no knowledge of her true identity. When he gets swept up into a plan to kidnap the duke’s daughter, both are shaken by what they learn about the other. With the heartbroken Adela resigned to an arranged marriage with her noble suitor, Frederick must decide what he’s willing to risk for love.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2010-09-28
Page : 272
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310407532
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In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry ... until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.


Author : Bridget Stutchbury
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Release : 2010-06-01
Page : 272
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 1554689295
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Migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may have already lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies only 40 years ago. Following the birds on their 10,000-kilometre migratory journey, Bridget Stutchbury looks at the most threatening factors in their extinction, from pesticides, still a major concern decades after Rachel Carson first raised the alarm, to the destruction of vital habitat; from the bright lights and structures in our cities—which are a minefield for migrating birds—to climate change. We may well wake up in the near future and hear no songbirds singing. We won’t only be missing their cheery calls, we’ll be missing a vital part of our ecosystem.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2018-05-29
Page : 960
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 071807470X
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Two novels from New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson are now available in a low-priced, one-volume e-collection! The Silent Songbird Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy. Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne? The Noble Servant Magdalen lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant. When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot. She might just gain what she’s always wanted . . .if she makes it in time. New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2019-02-05
Page : 320
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0718074866
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A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in medieval Europe, where both love and war challenge even the strongest of hearts. When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher. Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways. From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be? Praise for Melanie Dickerson: “When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author This is a novel in the Hagenheim series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson, but it can be read as a standalone. Includes discussion questions.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2017-05-09
Page : 336
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0718026764
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New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love. “When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant. But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . . if she makes it in time. The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true. On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of. When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Zonderkidz
Release : 2013-01-22
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310724406
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Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, 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 her chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe? Gabe knows he defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the orphan girl has stolen his heart. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises to himself he will keep her safe, no matter what. When the pair are forced to run to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Can they find a way to protect Sophie while also safeguarding their hearts?


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Zonderkidz
Release : 2013-11-19
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310724422
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Happily Ever After ... Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2015-11-17
Page : 320
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0718026276
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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Golden Braid! The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower. Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry. Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position? As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to? “The Golden Braid is a delightful, page-turning retelling of the story of Rapunzel. Dickerson brings this familiar fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot that is full of complex characters, a sweet romance, and danger at every turn. Rapunzel’s search to understand her place in the medieval world is a timeless identity struggle that modern readers will relate to. Her growing courage and faith are inspirational and will have readers cheering her on and sad to see the story come to an end.” —Jody Hedlund, bestselling author of An Uncertain Choice


Author : Tanya Provines
Publisher : Blurb
Release : 2015-04-28
Page : 32
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781320755146
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Inspired by her differently abled son, and by the little birds who build their nests inside the dryer vent pipes in her apartment building, the author wrote Sammy the Silent Songbird to encourage children of all abilities to value the qualities that make each of them unique.


Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-07-21
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 030747772X
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.


Author : Vern Kousky
Publisher : Running Press Kids
Release : 2017-04-04
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0762460679
Description :


A little blue songbird longs to sing like her sisters. But whenever she tries, she cannot get the tune right. Her mother encourages her to leave home and find a song that only she can sing. With courage and tenacity, she travels the world, seeking advice from a crane, an owl, and a mean-looking crow, and other birds, hoping they will lead her to her special song. Told in gentle, lyrical prose and with bright, beautiful watercolor illustrations, The Blue Songbird is an empowering story for kids of all shapes, sizes, and singing ability.


Author : Suzanne Collins
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2020-05-19
Page : 528
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1338635182
Description :


Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2016-05-17
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0718026292
Description :


From New York Times bestselling author comes The Beautiful Pretender! After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences


Author : Anne Booth
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 192
Category : Birds
ISBN 13 : 9780192766274
Description :


To the Keeper of this Book - it's time for you to visit the magical kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself - that will give you wings to fly!When Maya receives a special colouring book - The Magical Kingdom of Birds - she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends.In a spectacular tropical glade, Maya can't believe her ears: she's attending a songbird concert in the Magical Kingdom of Birds! But all is not as it seems - Lord Astor is stealing the birds' beautiful voices to keep for himself. Will Maya and her friends be able to return the music to the kingdom.. . ?Packed with beautiful illustrations, information on the real birds that inspired the story, and a special page to colour in!


Author : Melanie Dickerson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2015-05-12
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 071802625X
Description :


From New York Times bestselling author comes The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest! A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest. The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor. For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher. When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries. The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?


Author : Richard Parker
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2018-12-19
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 178681787X
Description :


Her eyes were closed. From a distance the blood around her neck might have looked like a necklace, but up close her body told a different tale. She had been murdered. A tiny songbird lay beside her, its neck broken… Detective Tom Fabian’s past is catching up with him. It has been years since the most famous case of his career – when his evidence put infamous serial killer Christopher Wisher behind bars forever. But when Wisher summons a reluctant Fabian to his prison cell to hand over a diary, he realises that Wisher’s twisted games are far from over. Shortly after Fabian’s visit, Wisher is found dead in his cell. And a few days later, the police find a woman’s bearing Wisher’s signature, a dead songbird. But the police never released this detail to the public… so who has Wisher been talking to? Fabian is desperate to find the killer before another innocent life is taken. But as more bodies turn up, Fabian begins to realise that Wisher may have handed him the clues before he died. Is the twisted serial killer still pulling the strings from beyond the grave…? If you can’t get enough of crime thrillers by Adam Croft or Melinda Leigh, you will love Remember My Name. What readers are saying about Richard Parker: ‘The ending was heart-wrenching… kept me guessing, lots of twists and turns and I got it wrong. Really looking forward to the next in this new series. A very good crime thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Absolutely brilliant and sucked me in!... a gripping read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an excellent, thoroughly enjoyable and intensely gripping thriller this was!... Parker has a pretty unique writing style, which grabs you in its vice-like grip and holds you there right until the conclusion. I literally cannot wait for the rest of the series!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Story was great and kept me on my toes.’ Sean’s Book Reviews ‘Loved this book… I thought I figured out who the murderer was, I was wrong! A gripping read and highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I’d read the book completely within a few hours… I didn’t want to put the book down… The twists and turns were great.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Dark, disturbing and lightning fast… it had a creepy serial killer, it had twists and disturbing moments.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Simply unputdownable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Full of suspense and drama right up to the end. I liked the characters and the setting. The short chapters meant that the suspense kept building.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘This has me hooked and I can't wait to read more, if only because of that ending. What a set up. And the twists and misdirection that the author fed throughout the novel were perfect.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews ‘This is a really fast paced read and I loved it… a gritty crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Very good! In fact, it was excellent. Gripping, heart stopping action, combined with twists and red herrings galore… a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable read… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This kept me guessing, lots of twists and turns and I got it wrong. Really looking forward to the next in this new series. A very good crime thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘What a cracker of a read! So much going on in this book. Murders, family problems, drama, great characters and a unique writing style make this a sure-fire winner. As for that ending!... I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer