The Princess Spy… what a great book!! Technically the fifth installment of Melanie Dickerson’s Hagenheim fairy tale romance series, it chronologically parallels The Golden Braid (book #6) and is told from another character’s perspective, focusing the story in an entirely different direction.
Full of castles and princesses, adventure and just enough romance, this book makes me smile. Prior to reading Melanie Dickerson’s imaginative books, I typically steered away from this era (I’m not really sure why)… but since discovering these, I jump at the chance to pretend I’m in medieval Europe alongside these characters. It feels like we’re friends.
This story is a creative retelling of The Frog Prince. I really love that these stories include more than only the most commonly told fairy tales.
I’d liken The Princess Spy to a cup of tea. Something comfortable that makes you feel right at home. Because that’s what these books do for me.