Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?
Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.
Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.
More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy. Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?
I don’t read many titles from the young adult genre because frankly, I’m in my mid-cough-ties, my kids are closer to young adult age than I am, and let’s just say the mood has to hit me just right and I am going to have to hear a LOT of buzz from fellow bloggers and some of my favorite authors just to pick up a YA title.
Some unyoung adults like YA, I am not one of those unyoung adults… usually. Unless… it is written by Melanie Dickerson, then I don’t care what the genre is, I’m reading that book and at the very least I’m going to get a copy for my Kindle.
The Silent Songbird is everything I’ve come to expect from Dickerson’s fairy tale romance series. My little inner girly girl squeals with delight at the prospect of a new spin on an old favorite and Songbird delivers! Evangeline and Westley’s story is full of danger, secrets, and youthful attraction.
This is a no-brainer for the teens and young adults in your life and I fully approve this book for the young at heart as well!
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing’s Best award, and her book, The Healer’s Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA).
Melanie earned a bachelors degree in special education of the hearing impaired from The University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher in Georgia, Tennessee, and Ukraine.
She lives with her husband and two children in Huntsville, Alabama.