The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest PDF ô of Thornbeck

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest PDF ô of Thornbeck

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest [Reading] ➿ The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest Author Melanie Dickerson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poorA handsome forester on a mission to catch herDanger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck ForestThe margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed of Thornbeck PDF Í the poorA handsome forester on a mission to catch herDanger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck ForestThe margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around The Huntress MOBI :Þ and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poorFor Jorgen Hartman, the margrave s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty Huntress of Thornbeck eBook ¸ 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 poacherWhen Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversariesThe 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.


10 thoughts on “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I had such high hopes for this book I love stories that involve female s that don t just stand around Odette takes her bow and arrow into the woods and slays for food for the town s poor children She herself is now rich but was orphaned and had faced poverty before So she has a heart She does not enjoy the killing but needs to feed the kiddies.Then a new forester is appointed to guard the margrave s woods Jorgen meets Odette at a Midsummer Nights festival and they both are moony eyed ov I had such high hopes for this book I love stories that involve female s that don t just stand around Odette takes her bow and arrow into the woods and slays for food for the town s poor children She herself is now rich but was orphaned and had faced poverty before So she has a heart She does not enjoy the killing but needs to feed the kiddies.Then a new forester is appointed to guard the margrave s woods Jorgen meets Odette at a Midsummer Nights festival and they both are moony eyed over the other This book could do well for a younger reader set and at first I liked it then.after all the boys started chasing Odette s milkshake I realized this I also did not realize when I requested this one that it should be billed as Christian fiction Now don t get me wrong I don t hate that type of book One of my all time favorite books is Christian fiction, Redeeming Love so that s not it It just seemed to throw in some preaching at times that did not feel right with the story


  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    Thornbeck fiefdom, Germany, 1363 Twenty year old Odette grew up a poor orphan These days she lives with her wealthy uncle, and is considered the most eligible single woman in Thornbeck But the young lady vividly remembers her childhood, and her efforts to help other children in her former situation take up most of her time Also, some of her methods are illegal Someone has to feed those kids, and the authorities don t seem to care about them Jorgen is the new warden on the margrave s lands Thornbeck fiefdom, Germany, 1363 Twenty year old Odette grew up a poor orphan These days she lives with her wealthy uncle, and is considered the most eligible single woman in Thornbeck But the young lady vividly remembers her childhood, and her efforts to help other children in her former situation take up most of her time Also, some of her methods are illegal Someone has to feed those kids, and the authorities don t seem to care about them Jorgen is the new warden on the margrave s lands He s an orphan too, whose adoptive father was killed by a poacher in the forest when Jorgen was only a lad Since then, every time Jorgen patrols the forest, he wonders if that poacher is still out there.Recently there s been poaching in the margrave s forest again.Jorgen and Odette meet at the village Midsummer s Festival and hit it off immediately, but as they grow closer, Odette dreads the day that Jorgen finds out her secret She s the poacher, and she only does it so the beggar children of Thornbeck don t starve Meanwhile, a spoiled young noblemen tries his best to derail their courtship for selfish reasons and the trail of sinister activity in the worst parts of town leads back to Odette s house Content Advisory Violence A few people get shot with arrows no fatalities, but the descriptions are still moderately gory Mentions of a young girl being forced into sex slavery and brutalized view spoiler she is eventually rescued and brought to a safe home hide spoiler Sex Some kissing and very mild innuendo Language Nothing Substance Abuse Drinking occurs at festivals Nightmare Fuel Nothing Politics Religion As I ve come to expect with Dickerson, there s some minor pokes at the Catholic culture of medieval Europe Odette s tutor is a passive aggressive monk who thinks women are evil until proven otherwise, and apparently everyone in town has a secret stash of Scripture books at least the partial Bibles are in Latin in this story None of the town clergy take any apparent interest in the welfare of the beggar children, which is interesting, considering that most medieval charity came from nuns and monks Conclusions The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is a pleasant Christian historical novel that takes plot inspiration from both Robin Hood and Swan Lake The story is predictable, but still cute, and moves along at a good clip The atmosphere is evocative.The main flaw is the same one that all books by this author seem to share she can t write characters with actual flaws They re all kind young men and women with the purest intentions, who get bamboozled by conniving worldly people All of them suffer from over scrupulosity, swamped with guilt for minor sins or things that aren t sins at all like Margaraetha feeling guilty for talking too much in The Princess Spy Just once it would be cool if a denizen of Hagenheim or Thornbeck was a gossip or had a bad temper or something They could be an actual protagonist with inner struggles instead of the hapless cinnamon roll who keeps getting victimized by the people around them For this reason, I m looking forward to The Piper s Pursuit, because it sounds like the male lead in that, at least, might be something like an antihero.It s also aggravating how these characters are written, with their over scrupulous thoughts and repetitive worries seeping into the narration We know that Odette s main goal in life is to help impoverished children we know that Jorgen is haunted by the idea that the man who shot his father is still skulking in the forest we know that Odette is terrified of Jorgen scorning her affection once he finds out who s been poaching those deer, and she worries that he won t care why she feels the need to poach those deer The characters tell us these things early on, and their every action points toward these motivations We don t need the narrator to swoop in and remind us that Odette hoped that Jorgen never discovered that she was the poacher five times on every page.This is pleasant enough light reading, especially if you like Dickerson s other medieval books I ve found some of her books enjoyable and others annoying This one erredtoward annoying, at least for me I did like the imagery though P.S Masquerade balls were being held in France around the time this story takes place, but they didn t become popular outside of France and Italy until the 17th century I understand why Dickerson would be drawn to the image of a masque, and it might have been hard to incorporate the mistaken identity element from Swan Lake any other way It s just worth noting


  3. Abigayle Claire Abigayle Claire says:

    While perhaps too much of a romance for some readers, the originality the author brought to two familiar and distinct tales Robin Hood The Swan Princess was admirable The medieval setting was vibrant the plot a perfect mix of suspense, intrigue, and satisfaction I enjoyed all of the characters, for being just stereotypical enough to picture, but unique enough to hold my attention and keep me wondering at their motives I look forward to readingby this author While perhaps too much of a romance for some readers, the originality the author brought to two familiar and distinct tales Robin Hood The Swan Princess was admirable The medieval setting was vibrant the plot a perfect mix of suspense, intrigue, and satisfaction I enjoyed all of the characters, for being just stereotypical enough to picture, but unique enough to hold my attention and keep me wondering at their motives I look forward to readingby this author


  4. Shantelle Shantelle says:

    Melanie Dickerson s beautiful, romantic fairytales have once again captured my heart _ Though some of her books I don t enjoy quite as much as others, I always like reading by Melanie And The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was definitely a five star for me Mixing Robin Hood and Swan Lake, Melanie creates a lovely, poignant retelling set in the medieval day non magical Odette is a young woman living with her wealthy uncle yet determined to poach the king s deer in order to feed the poor chi Melanie Dickerson s beautiful, romantic fairytales have once again captured my heart _ Though some of her books I don t enjoy quite as much as others, I always like reading by Melanie And The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was definitely a five star for me Mixing Robin Hood and Swan Lake, Melanie creates a lovely, poignant retelling set in the medieval day non magical Odette is a young woman living with her wealthy uncle yet determined to poach the king s deer in order to feed the poor children of the village Unfortunately, she starts to fall for Jorgen before she realizes he is the forester intent on capturing the poacher.Drama Young love Dangerous escapades Beautiful balls The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was both swoon y and sweet, as well as thought provoking and serious I just loved it Fairytales are the best Not to mention, when they have a Robin Hood like tale tied in grins Such a cute love story Geared toward teen young adults but I might say 18 and up Depends what you normally read I guess I love this author s books, but I feel a lot of them are a bit too mature when it comes to romance for my younger sisters.As always, I really appreciate the faith themes and lessons woven in Makes it meaningful and gives you some thoughts to mull over.All in all, this was a thrilling and adorable tale Probably one of my favorites from Melanie Dickerson Can t wait to read The Golden Braid and The Beautiful Pretender 3


  5. J.C. Morrows J.C. Morrows says:

    I LOVE being a book reviewer Thomas Nelson has made an excellent choice with Melanie s newest story and they ve made this fan a very happy reader I could hardly wait to get my hands on this one and once I did, I couldn t read it fast enough Melanie Dickerson tells or I should say retells fairy tales better than anyone else I ve ever read Once you start reading, you won t be able to put it down either Not only are the stories fascinating, the characters are exceptionally crafted and the fa I LOVE being a book reviewer Thomas Nelson has made an excellent choice with Melanie s newest story and they ve made this fan a very happy reader I could hardly wait to get my hands on this one and once I did, I couldn t read it fast enough Melanie Dickerson tells or I should say retells fairy tales better than anyone else I ve ever read Once you start reading, you won t be able to put it down either Not only are the stories fascinating, the characters are exceptionally crafted and the fairy tale elements are perfectly sprinkled in to make this just as wonderful as anything you will have read by Grimm or Perrault In this case, Melanie has taken two stories and woven them together to create a rich tapestry of danger, deception and daring do I refuse to give away even a shred of this magnificent story but I will tell you that Melanie s talent has taken the extra step required to move from the YA market to a book that will appeal to Adults just as much maybe eventhan Melanie s young adult audience.I will say this though do NOT think you know what s coming with this story Melanie will not only have you swooning with her romance, she ll have you on the edge of your seat with the danger Odette faces And you will NEVER see the end coming JCMorrows 2015


  6. Sierra Faith Sierra Faith says:

    The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson.Genre s Christian, Romance.Favorite Quote Jorgen kissed her like a man dying of thirst and she was the only source of water.Age Range I would recommend this to ages 13 due to hunting and romance.POV Switches between Odette and Jorgen.Stars 5 5I was super impressed by this book Melanie s other books are YA and she did a fantastic job of transitioning to an adult story I enjoy Melanie s characters and her writing.I love Odette s person The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson.Genre s Christian, Romance.Favorite Quote Jorgen kissed her like a man dying of thirst and she was the only source of water.Age Range I would recommend this to ages 13 due to hunting and romance.POV Switches between Odette and Jorgen.Stars 5 5I was super impressed by this book Melanie s other books are YA and she did a fantastic job of transitioning to an adult story I enjoy Melanie s characters and her writing.I love Odette s personality She loves the orphans, and her goal is to care for them because she didn t have anyone to love her when she was younger When situations get hard she displays patience and kindness instead of anger.The bickering between Odette and Brother Phillip had me laughing They both used scripture to argue, and Brother Phillip took offense It definitely had to be one of my favorite scenes.I did not see the plot twist coming It happened, and I was like Wha This was great because I hate it when the storyline is predictable.Thank you, Melanie Dickerson, for another fantastic read


  7. Haley S Haley S says:

    I listened to this book but I still really want to READ it The whole story was amazing but the reader was horrible She had a monotone voice and her accent was hard to understand She never took a pause between paragraphs Because of that I want to read it instead of listen.Okay, so I finally read this book It is AMAZING Not that it wasn t before


  8. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this bookA 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 Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck By day, Odette is a simple maiden 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 About this bookA 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 Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck By day, Odette is a simple maiden 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 hima man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher When Jorgen and Odette meet as 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 targetWhat becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered Series Book 1 in theMedieval Fairy Tale Romanceseries This is Swan Lake meets Robin Hood Spiritual Content Praying Praying at a Cathedral Going to Church and crossing Talks about God discussing Scriptures Scriptures are quoted mentioned H s are capital when referring to God Bible reading mentions of Mentions of Saints, those in the Bible stained glass picturing them Negative Content Animals birds, deer and hares are shot killed for food up to semi detailed Blood a mention of someone who was trampled by horses barely above not detailed , Blood fist fighting semi detailed Arrows Blood semi detailed.Sexual Content almost hand kisses hand kisses, a couple not detailed kisses, Five barely above not detailed kisses, and Four semi detailed kisses Remembering kisses barely above not detailed A men asks to kiss Odette and she says not tonight it never happens Noticing Staring Touches, Nearness Embraces barely above not detailed to semi detailed Dancing brushing shoulders barely above not detailed Wanting to kiss embrace Noticing two couples kiss one not detailed and the other being barely above not detailed Rutger teases says if a wealthy woman won t marry him, heshall get her with child and then she will have no choiceAnna mentions that she heard her parents laughing at night and doesn thave ten brothers and sisters for nothingMentions of and going to a brothel or prostitution house and saving a young girl there no mentions of what happens there, only asking if someone is okay and later overhearing men talking about girls there Nothing sexual A discussion between Odette and a monk on whether it s women or men s fault for temptation Love, falling in love the emotions Odette Menkels, age 21 Jorgen Hartman, age 24 25 P.O.V switches between them Set in 1363 Medieval 306 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens Two Stars Early High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four StarsMy personal Rating Four Stars Add to a full star for girls who hunt or live on a farm happy sigh Ohhhh, I just adore Melanie Dickerson novels Even though I am not a hunter at all I would still say this is probably my third favorite novel by her Right afterThe Merchant s Daughterand first spot being claimed byThe Princess SpyWhat can I say, caring for orphans is near and dear to my heart Odette was a great heroine and I m looking forward to all the new books Miss Melanie will be coming out with The Fall cannot get here soon enough So excited forThe Golden BraidD Link to review 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 Thomas Nelson for this review


  9. Cora Tea Party Princess Cora Tea Party Princess says:

    5 Words Religion, love, family, crime, hunting.This was a bit of a love hate read for me But ultimately I didn t really enjoy it that much It wasn t bad enough that I wouldn t readby the author, I m very likely to pick something she s written in future.An awful lot of this story felt forced and because of that it wasn t a fluid read Then there was the fact that I actually studied this time and place in history at college, so I just knew too much At first this was great, I knew the con 5 Words Religion, love, family, crime, hunting.This was a bit of a love hate read for me But ultimately I didn t really enjoy it that much It wasn t bad enough that I wouldn t readby the author, I m very likely to pick something she s written in future.An awful lot of this story felt forced and because of that it wasn t a fluid read Then there was the fact that I actually studied this time and place in history at college, so I just knew too much At first this was great, I knew the context of what I was reading And then it was bad because I knew the context of what I was reading and a lot of the story just didn t fit.If this had been a medieval inspired fantasy then I would have likely enjoyed it a lot .Odette was very naive considering all she d been through She was very childish despite her age and experiences and it annoyed me Something else that annoyed me was how she lived in one of the wealthiest households in the town and instead of paying for food for the poor, starving children, she went out and illegally poached in the king s forest That just really riled me up I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.


  10. Elizabeth Dragina Elizabeth Dragina says:

    4.5 stars Yes Just what I needed A light fluffy romance This book matches the rest of Dickerson s work I feel like the suspense didn t reach the same level as say The Captive Maiden or The Princess Spy, but the romance was perfect I loved the characters and their unique names Melanie always does a fantastic job coming up with names Mathis I didn t really hate xD He was just an obstacle I really want to read The Beautiful Pretender now I feel like Lord Thornebeck would be such a 4.5 stars Yes Just what I needed A light fluffy romance This book matches the rest of Dickerson s work I feel like the suspense didn t reach the same level as say The Captive Maiden or The Princess Spy, but the romance was perfect I loved the characters and their unique names Melanie always does a fantastic job coming up with names Mathis I didn t really hate xD He was just an obstacle I really want to read The Beautiful Pretender now I feel like Lord Thornebeck would be such a fun love interest


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10 thoughts on “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I had such high hopes for this book I love stories that involve female s that don t just stand around Odette takes her bow and arrow into the woods and slays for food for the town s poor children She herself is now rich but was orphaned and had faced poverty before So she has a heart She does not enjoy the killing but needs to feed the kiddies.Then a new forester is appointed to guard the margrave s woods Jorgen meets Odette at a Midsummer Nights festival and they both are moony eyed ov I had such high hopes for this book I love stories that involve female s that don t just stand around Odette takes her bow and arrow into the woods and slays for food for the town s poor children She herself is now rich but was orphaned and had faced poverty before So she has a heart She does not enjoy the killing but needs to feed the kiddies.Then a new forester is appointed to guard the margrave s woods Jorgen meets Odette at a Midsummer Nights festival and they both are moony eyed over the other This book could do well for a younger reader set and at first I liked it then.after all the boys started chasing Odette s milkshake I realized this I also did not realize when I requested this one that it should be billed as Christian fiction Now don t get me wrong I don t hate that type of book One of my all time favorite books is Christian fiction, Redeeming Love so that s not it It just seemed to throw in some preaching at times that did not feel right with the story

  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    Thornbeck fiefdom, Germany, 1363 Twenty year old Odette grew up a poor orphan These days she lives with her wealthy uncle, and is considered the most eligible single woman in Thornbeck But the young lady vividly remembers her childhood, and her efforts to help other children in her former situation take up most of her time Also, some of her methods are illegal Someone has to feed those kids, and the authorities don t seem to care about them Jorgen is the new warden on the margrave s lands Thornbeck fiefdom, Germany, 1363 Twenty year old Odette grew up a poor orphan These days she lives with her wealthy uncle, and is considered the most eligible single woman in Thornbeck But the young lady vividly remembers her childhood, and her efforts to help other children in her former situation take up most of her time Also, some of her methods are illegal Someone has to feed those kids, and the authorities don t seem to care about them Jorgen is the new warden on the margrave s lands He s an orphan too, whose adoptive father was killed by a poacher in the forest when Jorgen was only a lad Since then, every time Jorgen patrols the forest, he wonders if that poacher is still out there.Recently there s been poaching in the margrave s forest again.Jorgen and Odette meet at the village Midsummer s Festival and hit it off immediately, but as they grow closer, Odette dreads the day that Jorgen finds out her secret She s the poacher, and she only does it so the beggar children of Thornbeck don t starve Meanwhile, a spoiled young noblemen tries his best to derail their courtship for selfish reasons and the trail of sinister activity in the worst parts of town leads back to Odette s house Content Advisory Violence A few people get shot with arrows no fatalities, but the descriptions are still moderately gory Mentions of a young girl being forced into sex slavery and brutalized view spoiler she is eventually rescued and brought to a safe home hide spoiler Sex Some kissing and very mild innuendo Language Nothing Substance Abuse Drinking occurs at festivals Nightmare Fuel Nothing Politics Religion As I ve come to expect with Dickerson, there s some minor pokes at the Catholic culture of medieval Europe Odette s tutor is a passive aggressive monk who thinks women are evil until proven otherwise, and apparently everyone in town has a secret stash of Scripture books at least the partial Bibles are in Latin in this story None of the town clergy take any apparent interest in the welfare of the beggar children, which is interesting, considering that most medieval charity came from nuns and monks Conclusions The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is a pleasant Christian historical novel that takes plot inspiration from both Robin Hood and Swan Lake The story is predictable, but still cute, and moves along at a good clip The atmosphere is evocative.The main flaw is the same one that all books by this author seem to share she can t write characters with actual flaws They re all kind young men and women with the purest intentions, who get bamboozled by conniving worldly people All of them suffer from over scrupulosity, swamped with guilt for minor sins or things that aren t sins at all like Margaraetha feeling guilty for talking too much in The Princess Spy Just once it would be cool if a denizen of Hagenheim or Thornbeck was a gossip or had a bad temper or something They could be an actual protagonist with inner struggles instead of the hapless cinnamon roll who keeps getting victimized by the people around them For this reason, I m looking forward to The Piper s Pursuit, because it sounds like the male lead in that, at least, might be something like an antihero.It s also aggravating how these characters are written, with their over scrupulous thoughts and repetitive worries seeping into the narration We know that Odette s main goal in life is to help impoverished children we know that Jorgen is haunted by the idea that the man who shot his father is still skulking in the forest we know that Odette is terrified of Jorgen scorning her affection once he finds out who s been poaching those deer, and she worries that he won t care why she feels the need to poach those deer The characters tell us these things early on, and their every action points toward these motivations We don t need the narrator to swoop in and remind us that Odette hoped that Jorgen never discovered that she was the poacher five times on every page.This is pleasant enough light reading, especially if you like Dickerson s other medieval books I ve found some of her books enjoyable and others annoying This one erredtoward annoying, at least for me I did like the imagery though P.S Masquerade balls were being held in France around the time this story takes place, but they didn t become popular outside of France and Italy until the 17th century I understand why Dickerson would be drawn to the image of a masque, and it might have been hard to incorporate the mistaken identity element from Swan Lake any other way It s just worth noting

  3. Abigayle Claire Abigayle Claire says:

    While perhaps too much of a romance for some readers, the originality the author brought to two familiar and distinct tales Robin Hood The Swan Princess was admirable The medieval setting was vibrant the plot a perfect mix of suspense, intrigue, and satisfaction I enjoyed all of the characters, for being just stereotypical enough to picture, but unique enough to hold my attention and keep me wondering at their motives I look forward to readingby this author While perhaps too much of a romance for some readers, the originality the author brought to two familiar and distinct tales Robin Hood The Swan Princess was admirable The medieval setting was vibrant the plot a perfect mix of suspense, intrigue, and satisfaction I enjoyed all of the characters, for being just stereotypical enough to picture, but unique enough to hold my attention and keep me wondering at their motives I look forward to readingby this author

  4. Shantelle Shantelle says:

    Melanie Dickerson s beautiful, romantic fairytales have once again captured my heart _ Though some of her books I don t enjoy quite as much as others, I always like reading by Melanie And The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was definitely a five star for me Mixing Robin Hood and Swan Lake, Melanie creates a lovely, poignant retelling set in the medieval day non magical Odette is a young woman living with her wealthy uncle yet determined to poach the king s deer in order to feed the poor chi Melanie Dickerson s beautiful, romantic fairytales have once again captured my heart _ Though some of her books I don t enjoy quite as much as others, I always like reading by Melanie And The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was definitely a five star for me Mixing Robin Hood and Swan Lake, Melanie creates a lovely, poignant retelling set in the medieval day non magical Odette is a young woman living with her wealthy uncle yet determined to poach the king s deer in order to feed the poor children of the village Unfortunately, she starts to fall for Jorgen before she realizes he is the forester intent on capturing the poacher.Drama Young love Dangerous escapades Beautiful balls The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest was both swoon y and sweet, as well as thought provoking and serious I just loved it Fairytales are the best Not to mention, when they have a Robin Hood like tale tied in grins Such a cute love story Geared toward teen young adults but I might say 18 and up Depends what you normally read I guess I love this author s books, but I feel a lot of them are a bit too mature when it comes to romance for my younger sisters.As always, I really appreciate the faith themes and lessons woven in Makes it meaningful and gives you some thoughts to mull over.All in all, this was a thrilling and adorable tale Probably one of my favorites from Melanie Dickerson Can t wait to read The Golden Braid and The Beautiful Pretender 3

  5. J.C. Morrows J.C. Morrows says:

    I LOVE being a book reviewer Thomas Nelson has made an excellent choice with Melanie s newest story and they ve made this fan a very happy reader I could hardly wait to get my hands on this one and once I did, I couldn t read it fast enough Melanie Dickerson tells or I should say retells fairy tales better than anyone else I ve ever read Once you start reading, you won t be able to put it down either Not only are the stories fascinating, the characters are exceptionally crafted and the fa I LOVE being a book reviewer Thomas Nelson has made an excellent choice with Melanie s newest story and they ve made this fan a very happy reader I could hardly wait to get my hands on this one and once I did, I couldn t read it fast enough Melanie Dickerson tells or I should say retells fairy tales better than anyone else I ve ever read Once you start reading, you won t be able to put it down either Not only are the stories fascinating, the characters are exceptionally crafted and the fairy tale elements are perfectly sprinkled in to make this just as wonderful as anything you will have read by Grimm or Perrault In this case, Melanie has taken two stories and woven them together to create a rich tapestry of danger, deception and daring do I refuse to give away even a shred of this magnificent story but I will tell you that Melanie s talent has taken the extra step required to move from the YA market to a book that will appeal to Adults just as much maybe eventhan Melanie s young adult audience.I will say this though do NOT think you know what s coming with this story Melanie will not only have you swooning with her romance, she ll have you on the edge of your seat with the danger Odette faces And you will NEVER see the end coming JCMorrows 2015

  6. Sierra Faith Sierra Faith says:

    The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson.Genre s Christian, Romance.Favorite Quote Jorgen kissed her like a man dying of thirst and she was the only source of water.Age Range I would recommend this to ages 13 due to hunting and romance.POV Switches between Odette and Jorgen.Stars 5 5I was super impressed by this book Melanie s other books are YA and she did a fantastic job of transitioning to an adult story I enjoy Melanie s characters and her writing.I love Odette s person The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson.Genre s Christian, Romance.Favorite Quote Jorgen kissed her like a man dying of thirst and she was the only source of water.Age Range I would recommend this to ages 13 due to hunting and romance.POV Switches between Odette and Jorgen.Stars 5 5I was super impressed by this book Melanie s other books are YA and she did a fantastic job of transitioning to an adult story I enjoy Melanie s characters and her writing.I love Odette s personality She loves the orphans, and her goal is to care for them because she didn t have anyone to love her when she was younger When situations get hard she displays patience and kindness instead of anger.The bickering between Odette and Brother Phillip had me laughing They both used scripture to argue, and Brother Phillip took offense It definitely had to be one of my favorite scenes.I did not see the plot twist coming It happened, and I was like Wha This was great because I hate it when the storyline is predictable.Thank you, Melanie Dickerson, for another fantastic read

  7. Haley S Haley S says:

    I listened to this book but I still really want to READ it The whole story was amazing but the reader was horrible She had a monotone voice and her accent was hard to understand She never took a pause between paragraphs Because of that I want to read it instead of listen.Okay, so I finally read this book It is AMAZING Not that it wasn t before

  8. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    About this bookA 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 Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck By day, Odette is a simple maiden 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 About this bookA 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 Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck By day, Odette is a simple maiden 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 hima man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher When Jorgen and Odette meet as 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 targetWhat becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered Series Book 1 in theMedieval Fairy Tale Romanceseries This is Swan Lake meets Robin Hood Spiritual Content Praying Praying at a Cathedral Going to Church and crossing Talks about God discussing Scriptures Scriptures are quoted mentioned H s are capital when referring to God Bible reading mentions of Mentions of Saints, those in the Bible stained glass picturing them Negative Content Animals birds, deer and hares are shot killed for food up to semi detailed Blood a mention of someone who was trampled by horses barely above not detailed , Blood fist fighting semi detailed Arrows Blood semi detailed.Sexual Content almost hand kisses hand kisses, a couple not detailed kisses, Five barely above not detailed kisses, and Four semi detailed kisses Remembering kisses barely above not detailed A men asks to kiss Odette and she says not tonight it never happens Noticing Staring Touches, Nearness Embraces barely above not detailed to semi detailed Dancing brushing shoulders barely above not detailed Wanting to kiss embrace Noticing two couples kiss one not detailed and the other being barely above not detailed Rutger teases says if a wealthy woman won t marry him, heshall get her with child and then she will have no choiceAnna mentions that she heard her parents laughing at night and doesn thave ten brothers and sisters for nothingMentions of and going to a brothel or prostitution house and saving a young girl there no mentions of what happens there, only asking if someone is okay and later overhearing men talking about girls there Nothing sexual A discussion between Odette and a monk on whether it s women or men s fault for temptation Love, falling in love the emotions Odette Menkels, age 21 Jorgen Hartman, age 24 25 P.O.V switches between them Set in 1363 Medieval 306 pages Pre Teens One StarNew Teens Two Stars Early High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Four StarsMy personal Rating Four Stars Add to a full star for girls who hunt or live on a farm happy sigh Ohhhh, I just adore Melanie Dickerson novels Even though I am not a hunter at all I would still say this is probably my third favorite novel by her Right afterThe Merchant s Daughterand first spot being claimed byThe Princess SpyWhat can I say, caring for orphans is near and dear to my heart Odette was a great heroine and I m looking forward to all the new books Miss Melanie will be coming out with The Fall cannot get here soon enough So excited forThe Golden BraidD Link to review 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 Thomas Nelson for this review

  9. Cora Tea Party Princess Cora Tea Party Princess says:

    5 Words Religion, love, family, crime, hunting.This was a bit of a love hate read for me But ultimately I didn t really enjoy it that much It wasn t bad enough that I wouldn t readby the author, I m very likely to pick something she s written in future.An awful lot of this story felt forced and because of that it wasn t a fluid read Then there was the fact that I actually studied this time and place in history at college, so I just knew too much At first this was great, I knew the con 5 Words Religion, love, family, crime, hunting.This was a bit of a love hate read for me But ultimately I didn t really enjoy it that much It wasn t bad enough that I wouldn t readby the author, I m very likely to pick something she s written in future.An awful lot of this story felt forced and because of that it wasn t a fluid read Then there was the fact that I actually studied this time and place in history at college, so I just knew too much At first this was great, I knew the context of what I was reading And then it was bad because I knew the context of what I was reading and a lot of the story just didn t fit.If this had been a medieval inspired fantasy then I would have likely enjoyed it a lot .Odette was very naive considering all she d been through She was very childish despite her age and experiences and it annoyed me Something else that annoyed me was how she lived in one of the wealthiest households in the town and instead of paying for food for the poor, starving children, she went out and illegally poached in the king s forest That just really riled me up I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.

  10. Elizabeth Dragina Elizabeth Dragina says:

    4.5 stars Yes Just what I needed A light fluffy romance This book matches the rest of Dickerson s work I feel like the suspense didn t reach the same level as say The Captive Maiden or The Princess Spy, but the romance was perfect I loved the characters and their unique names Melanie always does a fantastic job coming up with names Mathis I didn t really hate xD He was just an obstacle I really want to read The Beautiful Pretender now I feel like Lord Thornebeck would be such a 4.5 stars Yes Just what I needed A light fluffy romance This book matches the rest of Dickerson s work I feel like the suspense didn t reach the same level as say The Captive Maiden or The Princess Spy, but the romance was perfect I loved the characters and their unique names Melanie always does a fantastic job coming up with names Mathis I didn t really hate xD He was just an obstacle I really want to read The Beautiful Pretender now I feel like Lord Thornebeck would be such a fun love interest

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