Review: The Silent Songbird
`The Silent Songbird` is a historical romance novel written by author Melanie Dickerson. Melanie is a New York Times bestselling author whose favorite time periods are Medieval and Regency England.
The novel opens with the summer of 1384 at Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England. Because of King Richard's orders, Evangeline (age 17) was to be betrothed to ugly and old Lord Shiveley (age 40). Evangeline had rarely done anything courageous, but now she has run away from the kingdom in hopes of defying her father's orders to marry Lord Shiveley. She wished to be a peasant so she could marry someone kind, brave, and strong.
This story reminds me of a beautifully written fairy tale. It reads smoothly and at an even pace. Although written for adults I believe young adults would enjoy this read as well. The ebook contains humorous dialogue, a great twist, and good characters.
I was caught up in this story from the beginning, but especially when Evangeline dared to run away from the castle and hid by becoming a mute peasant. This was a fairy tale where good versus evil. If the reader likes a good fairy tale this would make a good novel to read.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."