The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

eBook - 2014
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Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha-one of the few who speaks his language-understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin's message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself "Lord Colin" is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy-not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she's sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook's wicked plot.
Publisher: [United States] : Zondervan, 2014.
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May 25, 2019

I didn't at all enjoy this book; it was too predictable, and what could have been a good plot was ruined by mediocre characters.

Apr 12, 2018

I love this book!!! I think I've found a favorite author:)

Jul 02, 2017

Melanie Dickerson is my favorite author for sure. This book: The Princess spy is very loosely based on the frog prince. A nice story from the Hagenheim series. It is written in a way that focuses on both Margaretha and Colin's viewpoint. Very interesting to read. I would definitely recommend this book to all.

Mar 06, 2017

This is a really good book. I loved reading it and want to read it again and again! :)

Dec 28, 2016

This is definitely one of the best books I've ever read!ğŸ˜Ž

Aug 27, 2016

Even considering that I have read most of all fairytale stories involving princesses, it still took me a while to figure out that this book was somewhat related to The Princess and the Frog. There were not as many hints that I found, and the ones I did were either subtle or not subtle at all. The lack hints frustrated me a bit, but that still cannot diminish my standards for the quality of this book! Throughout reading, I enjoyed myself fairly, following the characters' and Margaretha's adventures. Anyhow, the plot just seemed to get more and more interesting as it went along. How can it be possible for the author to write so many books about medieval romances but still keep them all interesting? That would be a good question to ask the author, if I ever had the luck of meeting her! 5/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 01, 2016

I loved this book! One of my favorites of Melanie Dickerson. Lots of action and good interaction among the characters - especially Margaretha and Colin. I would recommend this book.

Aug 15, 2015


Jun 25, 2015

Definitely not my favorite in the series- but I enjoyed the way Melanie Dickenson put an emphasis on the amazingness and importance of languages :D

Jan 27, 2015

I liked this one better than her last few books. I really enjoyed her first two books, and then didn't like The Fairest Beauty or The Captive Maiden very much. I felt like this one redeemed the author for me. I liked Margaretha, because she talks a lot and is annoying, and also Colin, because he's arrogant. They seemed pretty real to me because of their weaknesses. However, some of their conversations and thoughts were just silly. I find Dickerson tells a lot of what they're thinking instead of showing it. Anyway, I do recommend this book to teenagers and young adults, because it is a fairy tale retelling, it is clean, and it is Christian. I will continue to read Dickerson's books because of this.

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Feb 11, 2015

Margaretha has got pretty much everything-a loving family, position and wealth as the great Duke Wilhelm's oldest daughter, her own horse...everything except a suitor. Scaring off practically every one with her horrid habit of talking too much, Margaretha is relieved when Lord Claybrook, a elaborate man all the way from England, shows interest in her. She would probably have accepted his wedding proposal if Colin hadn't shown up, half-dead, muttering in English that only Margaretha could translate. Muttering that Lord Claybrook was the one who tried to kill him. At first thinking him daft, Margaretha doesn't believe a word-until Colin asks her to spy on Claybrook and learn his plots for herself. Swept into an adventure she would have never thought possible, Margaretha and Colin go on the run, fighting against time to rescue her family and her people. But, amidst peril and hardship, can love bloom, even though an entire ocean separates them?

Dec 13, 2014

This is a book about a girl who talks too much. It drives everyone crazy. Until the day that the fact that she talks too much actually helps her save the lives of other people and win the heart of a hero. A hero who as BLUE eyes (you will be endlessly reminded of the color as you read).


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