by: Melanie Dickerson

Both readers of Young Adult Christian fiction and Christian fiction will be delighted with this story which makes nods to the classic tale of The Little Mermaid.   There is just enough mystery and intrigue to keep the pages turning.

Evangeline has grown-up inside the walls of Berkhamsted Castle.  Her mother died at her birth and her father not long after.   With the King of England as her guardian she is expected to do as he directs. Evangeline longs to have freedom. But the King has made an arrangement with Lord Shiveley to marry Evangeline.  However, Evangeline has other ideas.  She dreams of love.  Evangeline devises a plan to run away with a band of merchants from a neighboring village.  She thinks that if she can pretend to be a servant, she will have the freedom to choose her own life and to fall in love.

Westley le Wyse thinking that the poor mute servant needs help agrees to help her travel with him and helps her find a job.  Of course finding her a job that she can do without hurting herself of someone else is something of a challenge.  As the story unfolds will these two find a way to trust each other?

About the Author:

MelanieDickersonMelanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author whose two favorite time periods are Medieval, which she has combined with her love of fairy tales, and Regency England, which stems from her love of Jane Austen. 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 and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing, hanging out on facebook, and being with her husband, two daughters, and two guinea pigs near Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her on the web at