The Orphan's Wish

Narrated by: Jude Mason
Series: Hagenheim, Book 8
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A reimagining of the beloved folktale, Aladdin, set in medieval Germany.

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 Kirstyn 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 fairy tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.

Full length clean fairy tale reimagining

Includes discussion questions for book clubs 

©2018 Melanie Dickerson (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Romantically thrilling clean book

As always with Ms. Dickerson. I LOVED it! The narrator brought it to life! It IS a part of the Hagenheim books! I bought it originally thinking it was a different series and had to stop it when I realised, since I was still only on the 3rd book! It was a little "steamy" but in a true melanie Dickerson way, still modest and God honoring. Still, I wouldn't recommend for any children or pre-teens. But a WONDERFUL momma escape <3

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The stories was interesting. Until toward the end of the story I was excited about it. The ending seemed a little less drawing and it took a while to finish.

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Sweet Story

I absolutely loved this book! It is a sweet and heart warming love story that is the perfect feel good read for a rainy day. It was a wonderful retelling of a classic story! I would recommend this to anyone!

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Love this book!

What a wonderful story! Love the respect the characters hold for each other and the focus on inner beauty and character. I’ve listened to a couple of this author’s books and have loved them all.