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After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise?

The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride - fast. He invites 10 noble-born ladies who meet the king's approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks - a time to test these ladies and reveal their true characters.

Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn't select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.

Despite Avelina's best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can't deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse - far deadlier - consequences.

©2016 Melanie Dickerson (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Very entertaining and pleasant story

This is a light ckean romance. It was funny and even suspenseful in part. Good read.

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Avid reader and book listener!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a good storyline and characters that kept my attention.

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Great Book

Great story. Clean, suspenseful and very well done. It is a classic love story.

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Perfect Fairy Tale!

I loved this story. It was a great story with catching twists and turns. Great ending! Definitely will listen to this author again!! 👍🏼

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Love as always

Another lovely Melanie Dickerson! What a wonderful author! And Jude Mason amazing as well; could not have a better narrator. :)

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed the story and the narrator was good. It did feel like it was intended for a teenage audience but I enjoyed it still.

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wonderful

always an adventure and always someone to be saved whether it is the damsel or Prince charming!!

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Just Read and Listen To It!

I'm not disappointed with this book at all. Another great book by Melanie Dickerson. Jude Mason once again gave a fantastic narration!

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Good Listen

Narrator was fine for the most part, sometimes the accent took you out if the story. Good easy listen overall.

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My favorite Dickerson book!

I love all of Melanie's books, but sometimes it gets annoying when the main love interests don't tell each other their feelings because of their inability to properly communicate or some silly reason, but this book has a very good reason they shouldn't be together which made the premise much more believable. I think this is my favorite Dickerson book!! I'm also so happy Jude Mason is back as the narrator in the 1st book of this series was horrible. Jude did a good job of changing voices most of the time, which made the book enjoyable. I loved it so much I stayed up until 2am finishing it when I knew my kids would be up at 6...and I've been thinking about it all day wanting to start listening to it all over again right now, just to feel the feelings I had yesterday. Highly recommend!!

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  • Chris Terblanche
  • 08-12-21

Perfect!

I loved it! The story was superb, the romance was beautiful and the reading was as lways brilliant. Thanks Audible.

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  • Grumpy Historian
  • 07-31-16

One of her better books

Would you listen to The Beautiful Pretender again? Why?

Those familiar with this author will know she has written several Fairy-Tale retellings. This was one of the better ones. I have the paperback and I would consider reading again.

Have you listened to any of Jude Mason’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have heard one or two other books by this narrator, and she is usually good.