Melanie, tells us a little about your life.
I am a wife and mom living in north Alabama. I’ve been a special education teacher and I’ve been a missionary in Ukraine, and now I lead an ordinary life as a stay at home mom who happens to make up and write stories. I have two amazing daughters and one amazing husband. And it has rained so much in the last few weeks here in north Alabama, I’m thinking about taking up ship building.
We’re about to float away over here in Georgia from the rain, too! Now tell us about your new book.
My newest book is a fairy tale retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It’s a Young Adult historical romance, and it’s kind of a sequel to my first book, The Healer’s Apprentice, but you don’t have to read that book first. Each book stands on its own.
Here’s a quick summary of The Fairest Beauty:
A daring rescue. A difficult choice.
Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie’s one chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe?
Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the girl’s inner and outer beauty has enchanted him. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises himself he will see the mission through, no matter what.
When the pair flee to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Now both must not only protect each other from the dangers around them—they must also protect their hearts.
Isn’t the cover wonderful? The same person Zondervan hired to do my covers also creates my book trailers. Here is the trailer for The Fairest Beauty.
You can see the other two book trailers on my website, http://melaniedickerson.com. I love for readers to write to me, both through my website’s contact page and my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MelanieDickersonBooks. So please come by and “Like” my author page and say hi! I’m on facebook a lot (probably more than I should be!)
Thank you, Melanie, for popping in and sharing with us about your new book, which sounds awesome, by the way!