_225_350_Book.1770.coverIn “The Golden Braid” by Melanie Dickerson, we’re introduced Rapunzel, who longs to learn to read even though it’s not allowed for women in medieval times. She’s also constantly on the move since her mother refuses to let her get close to any man since, according to her mother, they cannot be trusted. When they finally end up moving to a large city, Rapunzel hopes and dreams that she’ll finally be able to learn to read, and it appears that her dream will come true when Sir Gerek comes into the picture after Rapunzel rescues him from danger.

Will Rapunzel finally achieve her dream to learn to read or is this just a¬†ploy by another man who her mother believes cannot be trusted? This book is full of surprises and it’s a nice change from the traditional damsel-in-distress tale that most of us are familiar with. Melanie Dickerson has yet again given us readers a welcome new view to a traditional fairy tale and I look forward to see what else she has to bring in the future.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.