Friday, December 13, 2019

THE PIPER'S PURSUIT BY MELANIE DICKERSON

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The Piper's Pursuit
(Hagenheim #10)
By Melanie Dickerson
YA Fairy Tale Retelling, Christian, Historical
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
December 3rd 2019 by Thomas Nelson

A fairy-tale journey of intrigue and romance that reimagines the classic Pied Piper story.

A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.

In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and Katerina’s evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.

When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the only gentle thing about him seems to be the sweet music he plays on his pipe. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds herself drawn to him despite her misgivings.

Together Katerina and Steffan must stop the enemy from stealing the children of Hamlin. But their interference might create an even worse fate for the entire village.

Praise for The Piper’s Pursuit

The Piper’s Pursuit is a lovely tale of adventure, romance, and redemption. Kat and Steffan’s righteous quest will have you rooting them on until the very satisfying end!” —LORIE LANGDON, author of Olivia Twist and the DOON series

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MY REVIEW


I have really really enjoyed this book. I'm so glad that I got to be on this tour. I don't know when I have enjoyed a book so much! But just wow! It's so exciting with twists and turns that it will leave you biting your finger nails and frantically turning the page to see what happens to Katerina and Steffan!! These two are incorrigible! They certainly make an adventure exciting!!  All the characters do!! 
When I heard the word burgermeister I thought I was watching Santa Claus Comes to town! I hadn't heard that word in quite awhile! And let me tell you I sure did not like him! I wanted to reach through the pages and choke him! He deserved that and so much more! 
I've read books by this author before and I think that this is her best one yet!! I mean I just couldn't put it down! 
Katerina is just truly amazing! I love her grit, determination and a will to help others that aren't so fortunate. Even while guarding her true self from certain people and I loved watching her transform into someone wonderful! Trust isn't easy especially when people hurt you so I can certainly sympathize on that part. I still don't trust people. 
The only one I truly trust is my Lord Jesus. Yes, it isn't always easy! But, I'm learning.
I love knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. He loves us so much! I just wish that people would realize that and learn to love one another. 
Steffan is just as wonderful! Even though he seems like a spoiled brat at first he continues to surprise me along the way. I like his personality even at the beginning because I knew that he could be so much more. I'm glad that he became the wonderful man I knew he could be.
You know, we all fall short of the Glory of God. All. I was cheering for him all along! 
People can be Redeemed. All they need to do is confess and share with the Lord and He will forgive and not remember what you've done. All it needs to do is come from the heart. 
I highly recommend this book. Melanie Dickerson is an excellent author who can bring the old fairy tales back to life in ways one can never imagine.
One thing I do find wrong with this book is the cover. It's beautiful but in my opinion it doesn't go with the story. It's all wrong somehow. I would think there would be someone that could be seen chasing Katerina but there's not. That is just my opinion. Others might not thinks so. 
My thanks to Prism Tours for a complimentary copy of this book. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own. 




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About the Author




Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.



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