The Captive Maiden

This medieval Christian re-telling of Cinderella is the 4th book in the Fairy Tale Romance series.

By Melanie Dickerson Read by Jude Mason Christian / Historical / Romance / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 7h 17m Sell Sheet
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Part 4 of the Fairy Tale Romance series.

							Gisela's childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son, Valten. But since her father's death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns that Valten-the boy she has daydreamed about for years-is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, if only for a taste of a life she'll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten's eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

"Without magic dust or musical interludes, Dickerson delivers a wonderful spin on Cinderella that is full of engaging, thoughtful characters amid lively medieval pageantry...Detailed descriptions create a strong sense of a 1400s' medieval town, from the vibrant marketplace to the cold castles, to knights battling in front of a gallery of beautiful maidens in their finery. The setting emphasizes the limited options available to Gisela as a young maiden with no money or family. The inspirational and reflective tone shows her to be kind and forgiving despite her hardships, and Valten, brave and chivalrous, no longer seeks fame and glory, but rather welcomes the 'idea of God-given purpose.' This novel has lots of appeal for fans of fairy tales and of chivalry and knights." - School Library Journal

"Never was a Cinderella tale so fraught with menacing forces!...Expect high romance, melodrama, and Christian inspiration in a vivid medieval setting...Readers will appreciate Gisela's pluck as she participates in her rescue..." - Booklist