The Beautiful Pretender (A Medieval Fairy Tale) by Melanie Dickerson.
Little description:After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?
The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.
Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.
Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences
Genre: Historical Romance
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
By mere chance, Avelina became the daughter of Earl of Plimmwald only to become a deceiver of the most powerful margrave. As one of the participants to be nominated as potential bride to margrave, Avelina finds herself in a dangerous plots and twists of the events that threatened her life and not once saved by margrave himself, she finds the feeling grow stronger every time they meet, but she knows there cannot be “we” or “I do”. But after being nominated as a chosen bride, she loses all hopes to ever merry anyone, she also loses her cover… Will she be brave enough to do what is right?
Love the book. The enemies here are more cunning and bloodthirsty, full of revenge. They do anything, go beyond the law… Will it be to late for margrave to save his castle from the siege, and save his love in time before the hateful executioners take all he had?
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