The Golden Braid

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

By Melanie Dickerson Read by Jude Mason Christian / Historical / Romance / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 8h 0m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs February 28, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520069012 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs February 28, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520069029 Add to Cart

Part 2 of the Medieval Fairy Tale Romance series.

							Rapunzel's mother is suspicious of everyone, keeping her daughter isolated and illiterate in a country hamlet. After Rapunzel's beauty elicits a marriage proposal, Mother decides to move them to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight-Sir Gerek-Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position? As Rapunzel uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life, will she finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

"This retelling, set in the Holy Roman Empire in 1413, incorporates elements of romance, deceit, and revenge through a Christian fiction lens. Fans of the author's previous works will adore this new tale." - School Library Journal

"Dickerson breathes life into the age-old story of Rapunzel, blending it seamlessly with the other YA novels she has written in this time and place." - Booklist

"4 stars. A masterful retelling of Rapunzel, Dickerson not only captures the essence of Rapunzel's story, but she provides is with a unique rendition, depicting Rapunzel as a very strong character. This story is well presented with beautiful imagery and passion." - RT Book Reviews, Starred Review

"The Golden Braid is a delightful, page-turning retelling of the story of Rapunzel. Dickerson brings this familiar fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot that is full of complex characters, a sweet romance, and danger at every turn. Rapunzel's search to understand her place in the medieval world is a timeless identity struggle that modern readers will relate to. Her growing courage and faith are inspirational and will have readers cheering her on and sad to see the story come to an end." - Jody Hedlund, bestselling author of An Uncertain Choice