Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre(s): Fiction / Historical / Romance
Blurb: The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and
Odette Menkels spends her nights poaching his deer to feed the hungry orphans of Thornbeck.
By day, Odette is a simple maiden who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty
has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.
For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave's forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too
willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him. . . a man who was
murdered at the hands of a poacher.
When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection
during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.
The one mas she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his
cunning target. . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher?
What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?
Review: Before reading this book I had no idea who Melanie Dickerson was. Shortly after finishing this book I knew I had to find her other books ASAP because her writing is incredible!
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is an exciting and enchanting tale from start to finish. A beautiful blend of Robin Hood and Swan Lake full of noble characters, a brilliant setting and true love.
I must embarrasingly admit that I assumed this book was a fantasy based on the title and cover, when its actually historical fiction set in Germany in the year 1363. I still believe this will appeal to fantasy lovers as it does have a unique otherworldly-ness to it.
Odette is the type of MC I love to read. She is kind and compassionate spending her time bringing food to starving children. She's an orphan saved from the streets when her Uncle took her in. She wrestles with guilt about the food she steals and wonders if she is doing the right thing.
Jorgen is a fantastic male lead. He is also famalier with living on the streets and going hungry. Unlike others around he doesn't long for power but to do good work, provide for his adopted family, and to the honor the memory of her dead mentor.
These two together are one the sweetest couples ever. From the moment they meet they have such respect and admiration for each other. Through lies and many dangers Odette and Jorgen make it through by keeping to whats right.
This was a truly magnificent fairy tale!
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