Author: Melanie Dickerson
Series: Medieval Fairy Tale Romance book 1
Genre: Christian fairy tale Christian teen historical fiction Christian teen historical romance
Rating: 5 stars
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is another great fairy tale retelling by Melanie Dickerson. This one is a cross between Swan Lake(Swan Princess) and Robin Hood. And I loved it. As a child The Swan Princess and Robin Hood were in my top ten movies. So I love the fact that Melanie combined the two into one novel. Also the heroine is not a damsel in distress she can hold her own. Odette worries about the orphan children of her village. She wants to do as much as she can to help them. She becomes the Robin Hood of her people. Jorgen is the forester for the leader of their country. Who is charged with finding the person who his killing deer in the forest.
Melanie's books keep getting better. While The Merchant's Daughter will always be my favorite of hers because it's a retelling of Beauty and Beast. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is tied with The Princess Spy for second. Odette is a strong heroine in her own right but not so strong that she doesn't need a hero. I loved Melanie's twist on the Robin Hood story.