In this exciting retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, Melanie Dickerson sweeps readers away into a thrilling adventure and a charming romance.
Violet—so named because of the unusual color of her eyes—knows almost nothing about her birth mother. She has formed a close bond with her grandmother, who fills her heart with dreams of true love. When Violet has a chance meeting with Sir Merek—a guard working for the villainous Baron Dunham—she immediately dislikes him. As she works to help her people and speak out against the baron, Dunham sends a guard to bring her to the castle—and that guard is none other than Sir Merek himself.
Dunham threatens her grandmother to ensure that he can use Violet as a pawn in his power games, attempting to force her into a marriage of his choosing. Despite Merek’s assurances that he is on her side and working to help her, Violet sees no reason to trust him. But as the baron continues to search for any disloyal subjects, Merek finds himself in danger of his own.
Violet and Merek will have to work together to stop Violet’s betrothal, keep her grandmother safe, and convince the king of the baron’s treachery. Along the way, they must decide if they can also trust one another with their hearts.
- A medieval retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood”
- Part of the Dericott Tale series of stand-alone fairy tales
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
Release date: August 15, 2023
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Print pages: 336
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