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Blog Tour – The Orphan’s Wish

MD517JZXwL0UL._SX331_BO1204203200_-1-200x300The Orphan’s Wish by Melanie Dickerson

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin.

Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break.

Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune.

Yet once Aladdin departs, Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Now, Aladdin and Kirstyn must rely on their bond to save her from unexpected danger. But will saving Kirstyn cost Aladdin his newfound status and everything he’s worked so hard to obtain?

An enchanting new version of the well-known tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.

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My Thoughts

I’ve read some others by this author, and found them enjoyable. She writes retellings of old familiar fairy tales, and they are especially geared for YA.

Aladdin is an orphan boy who really does find himself living in a fairy tale. Everything good seems to happen to him. Until it doesn’t. How will he ever find his true love? Does she love him in return?

I like the fact that it is set in the 1400s. A truly delightful setting. Castles, dukes, and more.

There wasn’t as much depth to the characters as I would have wanted to see, but overall, this is an enjoyable read. Lighthearted, fairy-tale like, and yes– charming.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


MD71pR6EFJ7UL._US230_About Melanie Dickerson

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.

Connect with Melanie

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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

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

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