Category: Melanie Dickerson

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Posted December 1, 2015 / 130 Comments

This week is all about those first novels by new authors, specifically the ones coming up in 2016 that we just can’t wait to read! I’ve picked some of the debut novels I’m most excited about – and then also some books by established authors who are starting either a new series or a new direction.


Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted November 19, 2015 / 8 Comments

The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?


The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Posted October 12, 2015 / 3 Comments

I was tagged by Deanna @ anovelglimpse (thanks, Deanna!) in the Fall Time Cozy Book Tag, started by Sam @ Novels and Nonsense. 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 […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR

Posted September 22, 2015 / 121 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* Y’all. So. many. books. My TBR pile is out of control. Can anyone else relate?? Today’s theme is the top ten books on my Fall TBR. And oh good heavens – how can I possibly narrow it […]


Top Ten Tuesday:  Best Book Boyfriends

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Boyfriends

Posted September 15, 2015 / 212 Comments

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish I have a confession to make.  In case you didn’t already know, I tend to develop book crushes.  (Shocking, I’m sure.) The good news for my husband is that they disappear fairly quickly when I […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101

Posted August 25, 2015 / 129 Comments

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” ~Gone With the Wind “Is this a kissing book?” ~ The Princess Bride Class is in session today for Top Ten Tuesday! And, since I’m a teacher in my other life, I couldn’t be happier. Grab your notebooks […]


Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge

Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Challenge

Posted August 17, 2015 / 20 Comments

Fictional World Travel Challenge Hosted by: Between Library Shelves Today’s challenge is to list 3 to 6 books of fiction that take place in countries other than the one where you currently reside. I’m excited about this one because I’ve read so many wonderful books that are set in other countries, and […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Posted August 4, 2015 / 73 Comments

I am SO EXCITED about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme: Fairytale Retellings.  Why? Because I adore fairytales. Ever since my four-year-old self cascaded down the grand staircase at the Coronado Theater after seeing Cinderella for the first time, I have been a fairytale junkie. My Favorite Fairytale Retellings: (You will […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read in 2015

Posted June 30, 2015 / 4 Comments

Can you believe that today is the last day of June already? Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the top books we’ve all read so far this year. That’s really hard for me to narrow down to only 10, but I’ll give it a whirl 🙂 In no particular order […]


Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 2, 2015 / 3 Comments

Imagine this – Robin Hood meets Swan Lake meets Melanie Dickerson. If the thought that popped into your brain was “perfection”, then you already have a great picture of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest!  Nobody but nobody retells a fairy tale like Melanie Dickerson, and this latest release may very well be […]


Author Interview (Plus a Giveaway!): Melanie Dickerson **CLOSED**

Posted April 30, 2015 / 39 Comments

Yes, that’s right! You read correctly. MELANIE DICKERSON is chatting with me today! I have pinched myself so many times that I’m starting to bruise lol.  You all. Melanie. Dickerson. The queen of fairy tale retellings. (All of which I adore.) A two-time CHRISTY AWARD finalist, for crying out loud! And she is here. […]


APRIL 2015 MARATHON | Melanie Dickerson

Posted April 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

I have the privilege of being on Melanie Dickerson’s street team and I am so excited about The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest’s upcoming release. It comes out May 12th, 2015 – preorder yours now at Amazon! And enter this giveaway at Donna’s page 🙂


Review: The Princess Spy (Fairy Tales #5) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted April 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

My short & sweet review: Loved this retelling of The Frog Prince! Melanie Dickerson, as always, hits it out of the fairy-tale retelling park 🙂 Particularly enjoyed the chance to revisit the world of my still-favorite-of-hers The Merchant’s Daughter (may or may not have grinned like a besotted fool when I realized […]