Monday, November 3, 2014

"The Princess Spy" by Melanie Dickerson

About this book:

  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.

Series: All of Melanie Dickerson’s books are connected: “The Princess Spy” is considered #5 in this series. “The Healer’s Apprentice”(#1, review Here!), “The Merchant’s Daughter” (#2, review Here!), “The Fairest Beauty”(#3, review Here!), “The Captive Maiden”(#4, review Here!) and coming in out tomorrow {11/4/2014!}, “The Princess Spy”; should be read in this order for the least amount of spoilers. 

Spiritual Content- Many, many, many Prayers; Lots of Thanking God; Psalm 1 is quoted; Talks about God using the weak; Many talks about & of God; Strong Faiths.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘stupid’s, a man is called the ‘devil’ and “this spawn of the devil”, a horse is called a “devil of a horse”; a fight & a man dies (barely-above-not-detailed); two men get killed (boarder line barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); Blood (highest being semi-detailed); Hares get skinned & eaten (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of drinking.

Sexual Content- a handful of not-detailed kisses, a semi-detailed kiss & a detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss; Hand kisses; A dream about kissing someone (semi-detailed); an embrace (boarder line barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); two mentions of a bedchamber; a baby was conceived out of wedlock; a ‘wench’; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Margaretha, age 18
-Colin, age 20
                                         P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1413 {Medieval}
                                                        292 pages

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My personal Rating-

{ These ratings are for girls who have read the previous books in this series & would enjoyed all the tie-ins. Should be read in order! }
Every. Body. Fan. Girl. Go!
   /// I fangirled so stinkin’ hard throughout this book! (It connects #2 (My favorite!) to #1 and #3 and #4!! AHHHH!!!) I also really loved the Strong Faiths! (Some great prayers in this novel!)
I’d also like to said that I loved Margaretha! We’re so much alike! She was so much fun!
“The Princess Spy” really gave my favorite Melanie Dickerson book “The Merchant’s Daughter” a run for it’s money!
I really didn’t know much about the whole Princess & the Frog storyline, so before I read this book I watched the Disney movie of that title. Interesting movie, to say the least! ;)

And when I found out who Colin was…well…
Fellow fans of Lord'll love Colin!

See y’all tomorrow with a fun post!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zondervan) for this review.


  1. Thank you for a wonderful chance to add your book to my reading library.

  2. This one is in my pile to read, I am definitely looking forward to it. I've loved all of Melanie's that I've read so far.

  3. Which order do you say we should read this series? Should we read it as Goodreads has it or is there a better way? Thank you!

    1. Hi there, Katelyn!
      I personally suggest reading in publication date order, which would be the way Goodreads lists it. There's a couple other ways to read the series, but I think that they can be confusing. ;)
      Have a great time reading! :)
      ~Lindsey Z.
      Owner of BFCG