Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blog Tour/Review: The Orphan's Wish by Melanie Dickerson

The Orphan's Wish, by Melanie Dickerson
2018, 352p, Christian Fiction/Fairytale retelling
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way

From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful family in the land . . . and way out of his league. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion for taking walks in the forest, and their childhood friendship grows along with them.

Through his scrappy skills, intelligence, and hard work, Aladdin earns a position serving in the duke’s house. But he knows it isn’t enough to grant him his one desire: Kirstyn’s hand in marriage. If he hopes to change his station in life and feel worthy of marrying Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim to seek his fortune.

But once Aladdin leaves, no one is around to protect Kirstyn, and the greedy men desperate to take advantage of her father’s wealth take notice. Now, more than Aladdin’s background stands in the way of the future he’s worked so hard to obtain. His only hope is to rescue Kirstyn and somehow manage to win her hand as well.

I've heard a lot about Melanie Dickerson, but this is the first book of hers I've read. It definitely won't be my last! It's a fairytale retelling of Aladdin, which is a bit loose, but still a great read.

This book entertained me from beginning to end! Aladdin was an orphan who started out in a tough situation. His situation improved, but he still felt like the orphan that needed to prove himself, so he left to earn his fortune. He formed new friendships and learned multiple life lessons. I enjoyed getting to know each of these characters, whether they were good or bad.

I liked the twists and turns this story took so I didn't quite know what to expect. I was interested from the beginning, but then it got even better and I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended. This is Christian fiction so I like that it's clean and has an inspiring message! I would recommend it to anyone, especially those that enjoy fairytale retellings!

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author and a Christy Award winner. Her first book, The Healer’s Apprentice, won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Best First Book in 2010, and The Merchant’s Daughter won the 2012 Carol Award. Melanie spends her time daydreaming, researching the most fascinating historical time periods, and writing stories at her home near Huntsville, Alabama, where she gathers dandelion greens for her two adorable guinea pigs between writing and editing her happily ever afters.

Melanie Dickerson’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 25th: @ladyofthelibrary
Tuesday, June 26th: Read Eat Repeat
Wednesday, June 27th: Write Read Life
Thursday, June 28th: @megabunnyreads
Friday, June 29th: Splashes of Joy
Monday, July 2nd: What is That Book About – author guest post
Tuesday, July 3rd: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, July 5th: Broken Teepee
Friday, July 6th: @createexploreread
Monday, July 8th: Girls in Books
Tuesday, July 10th: Here’s to Happy Endings
Tuesday, July 10th: @girlandherbooks
Tuesday, July 10th: Mel’s Shelves
Wednesday, July 11th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, July 12th: All of a Kind Mom
Friday, July 13th: @abookishpeach & A Bookish Peach – author guest post
Monday, July 16th: @bookishconnoisseur
Tuesday, July 17th: The Sketchy Reader
Wednesday, July 18th: Blooming with Books
Thursday, July 19th: Reader’s Cozy Corner


sherry fundin said...

Glad this pushed all the buttons for ya. Very pretty cover.
sherry @ fundinmental

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

So glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being on the tour!

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