Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson, Book Review
From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful family in the land . . . and way out of his league. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion for taking walks in the forest, and their childhood friendship grows along with them.
Through his scrappy skills, intelligence, and hard work, Aladdin earns a position serving in the duke’s house. But he knows it isn’t enough to grant him his one desire: Kirstyn’s hand in marriage. If he hopes to change his station in life and feel worthy of marrying Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim to seek his fortune.
But once Aladdin leaves, no one is around to protect Kirstyn, and the greedy men desperate to take advantage of her father’s wealth take notice. Now, more than Aladdin’s background stands in the way of the future he’s worked so hard to obtain. His only hope is to rescue Kirstyn and somehow manage to win her hand as well.
Dickerson has done it again! She magically recreates the tale of Aladdin with her own unique spin. She captures the reader from the first page and holds them captive until the very end. Aladdin is such a loving and selfless character and Kirstyn is so good hearted and kind, although a bit naive. I loved how they were friends before they ever realized they loved each other. When I thought I knew what would happen in this story, I found myself surprised at each and every turn! A delightful tale with faith and hope for all, The Orphan's Wish is a must read for any fairy tale lover!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
Posted by Books Are Sanity!!! at 2:03 PM