Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Review: The Princess Spy

I was given a copy of this book free of charge in return for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review.


I don't normally read Christian fiction, for lots of reasons, which I won't go into right now, but chiefly because, as a general rule, I find it shallow, boring, and unrealistic.  I especially don't read Christian historical fiction because most of what I have read to date has been historically inaccurate, which was enough to sour me, a self-professed history geek, on the genre.

However, I had heard much about Melanie Dickerson's books and was curious about them.  So, when she offered advanced reader copies, I volunteered.  The very title was enough to interest me, because I like princesses and I love spies.  Put the two together and you automatically interest me. :D  (And isn't the cover gorgeous?!!)
 

THE PRINCESS SPY

Melanie Dickerson


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TYPE/GENRE: Inspirational historical fiction
SERIES: N/A
LENGTH: 292 pages
RATING: 9 out of 10
READ ALOUD:    4 out of 5
SOURCES: Amazon


Summary:
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.


My thoughts:
I liked this book.  I didn't adore it, and I wouldn't put it on my list of top 50 books, but that has nothing to do with the book itself and everything to do with my personal reading tastes. 

The Princess Spy mixes adventure and romance quite well.  Margaretha is a realistic heroine, complete with her tendency to talk too much, especially when nervous or unsure of herself.  Colin was a true gentleman, and his journey of revenge is well-written, as are his reactions to Margaretha and a land where he cannot speak the language.  Their romance was sweet and well-handled.

I really liked Toby, because of his childish innocence and the knack he possessed (in common with all children) of asking searching, apparently innocent questions, but embarrassing to the people being questioned.  Sir Bezilo ties with Toby for my favorite minor character, because of his unswerving loyalty to the family of the Duke.

I think the two scenes at which I laughed the most were when Colin lost his memory temporarily and was talking without inhibitions, and then again when Toby was asking some rather... uncomfortable questions of Margaretha and Colin asks that she translate the questions.  My two favorite scenes would have to be when Margaretha is knocking out guards.  :)

Melanie did her research as far as costumes, architecture, physical geography and languages are concerned.   I could feel the aura of historic Germany as I read.  I applaud her for conveying the historical atmosphere so well.


What I didn't like:
The book was set in the year 1413.  Germany and the entire Holy Roman Empire was overwhelmingly Catholic at that time, yet aside from mention of there being a priest in the castle and iron crosses on the walls, this book makes no mention of Catholicism.  The theology and Christianity in the book has a very Protestant flavor to it, which would not have been historically correct until over one hundred years later.  Also, the language used in speaking of God in this book was a bit to too modern, as was the attitude.  I found it a little jarring, but anyone who isn't a borderline-obsessive history geek probably won't notice it.  :)


All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good, inspirational, historical read.  And I plan on reading more of Melanie's books.

The Princess Spy will be available for sale on November 4, 2014.


Miss Melody Muffin

2 comments:

  1. I've been looking forward to this one! Great review. :D

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  2. That sounds interesting...I also have become wary of Christian and historical fiction for the same reasons :b

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