Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is an American author of historical romances. She is a 2-time Christy Award finalist, a 2-time Maggie Award winner, winner of The National Reader's Choice Award for 2010's Best First Book, and winner of the 2012 Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama. Now she spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.

  • The Healer's Apprentice

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

    A 14th century-era Christian re-telling of Sleeping Beauty launches the Fairy Tale Romance series.

    "Dickerson creates a sympathetic character in Rose, who has her weaknesses as well as considerable strength of will, morality, and faith. Though references to Christianity are woven through the book, many readers will be surprised by the climactic scene...Young people looking for Christian fiction as well as a historical romance may enjoy this medieval love story." - Booklist

    Released Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Golden Braid

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

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

    "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

    Released Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Merchant's Daughter

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

    This Christian re-telling of Beauty and the Beast is the 2nd book in the Fairy Tale Romance series.

    "A virtuous romance with characters who 'fall in love with each other's inner beauty in spite of outward appearance.'" - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Fairest Beauty

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

    This medieval Christian re-telling of Snow White is the 3rd book in the Fairy Tale Romance series.

    "This well-crafted retelling of the Snow White story leaves out magic and potions, substituting instead, human emotions, faults and strengths, and romance in the post-medieval setting...Especially imaginative is the rendering of the group familiarly known as the Seven Dwarfs, although here they are known as the Seven, and each has his own physical or intellectual challenge as well as skill. Solid storytelling, cleverly woven references to the folktale, and historical detail combine in a novel that is a likely popular choice for girls in search of gentle romance." - Booklist

    Released Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Captive Maiden

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

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

    "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

    Released Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • The Princess Spy

    By Melanie Dickerson

    Read by Jude Mason

    This Christian re-telling of the Frog Prince is the fifth book in the Fairy Tale Romance series.

    "The story and the characters are believable, and the author seamlessly weaves details about this Holy Roman Empire village and courtly life, while maintaining the narrative's even pace. References to God are made throughout the story: Margaretha and Colin's thoughts and prayers often address the deity, making this an appropriate title for teens who enjoy princess-themed Christian romance." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged