Castle of Refuge
On Sale: 2021-06-01
From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a reimagining of the beloved Ugly Duckling tale!
About the Book
In this Ugly Duckling retelling, New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson brilliantly crafts a high-stakes, encouraging tale about a brave young woman, the true meaning of beauty, and the power of love.
Ever since she was a child, Audrey wanted her life to be extraordinary. But as the daughter of a viscount born in late fourteenth-century England, the only thing expected of her was to marry—until an act of malice by her sister, Maris, four years ago damaged her face and her prospects. Though Maris was sent away, twenty-year-old Audrey is still suffering the scars of her sister’s cruelty. When her father announces his plans to marry off his damaged daughter and bring Maris home, Audrey decides to flee in search of her true destiny.
Life outside her home is dangerous, and Audrey soon finds herself attacked, sick, and in desperate need of help. She is taken in at Dericott Castle to be nursed back to health. While there, she decides to keep her identity a secret and work as a servant in the castle. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the young and handsome Lord Dericott, who lost his arm several months earlier and bears scars of his own.
Meanwhile, Edwin—Lord Dericott—is curious about the new, well-educated servant’s identity. All he knows is that he’s quickly becoming smitten with her. When the man Audrey’s father wanted her to marry comes looking for her, she and Edwin must make life-changing decisions about what to believe and whether or not love is truly worth trusting.
Praise for Castle of Refuge:
“When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen.”—Julie Lessman, award-winning author
- Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining
- Second in a brand-new series set in England: The Dericott Tales
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
'This second volume in best-seller Dickerson's Dericott Tales series follows two narrators who overcome self-doubt in accepting their physical differences and gain the confidence to love while finding solace in their Christianity . . . Dickerson writes a well-developed and wholesome romance between pleasant characters whose happy ending readers will easily root for.'
'. . .Dickerson does a nice job of evoking late-14th-century England and has succeeded in crafting a pair of engaging--if sugary-sweet--characters that romance readers will enjoy following. The Christian flavor of the story feels natural and appropriate to the time period.'
- ISBN: 9780785234043
- ISBN 10: 0785234047
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2021-06-01
- Pages: 336
- List Price: $18.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Series: A Dericott Tale
- Publication Date: 2021-06-01
- Trim Size: 147.000mm x 221.000mm x 29.000mm
- Weight: 407.000gr