The Silent Songbird
Plot Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ⑧ 9 10
Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ⑦ 8 9 10
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ⑧ 9 10
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ⑧ 9 10
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Publication Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 278
Series: Fairy Tale Romance-Book 7
Summary on back cover:
Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.
Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.
More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy. Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?
Ah yes, another heart-warming fairy tale from Melanie Dickerson. I was so excited when I found out that her next book was going to be loosely based on The Little Mermaid. I love that story and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I do wish that she had kept more of the original story in it but that’s just my personal opinion. Now, if you’ve ever read Melanie Dickerson then you know what her writing style is. This book is no different. It is still a good book, but I knew what was going to happen before it did. I think Melanie Dickerson is a skilled writer, but I think she needs to change her stories up a bit. I must say, Evangeline, the main character, got on my nerves sometimes. Although she is very sweet and kind, she is also head strong and ignorant. Like I said before, this is all my personal opinion, as far as the quality of writing goes, it was good. This book was not confusing in any way and kept my attention throughout it.
If you are familiar with Melanie Dickerson and her earlier books, The Merchants Daughter, then you will find this book endearing as Westley le Wyse’s (the main male character) parents were the main characters in that book.
I would say that this book is geared towards teenage girls, but I would still tell you that anyone can read it. If you are wanting a different, feel-good book then this one is for you.
The Silent Songbird wasn’t my favorite of Melanie Dickerson’s, but it did meet all my expectations and I am glad I read it.