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From New York Times bestselling author comes The Golden Braid!

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.

The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

The Golden Braid is a delightful, page-turning retelling of the story of Rapunzel. Dickerson brings this familiar fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot that is full of complex characters, a sweet romance, and danger at every turn. Rapunzel’s search to understand her place in the medieval world is a timeless identity struggle that modern readers will relate to. Her growing courage and faith are inspirational and will have readers cheering her on and sad to see the story come to an end.”

—Jody Hedlund, bestselling author of An Uncertain Choice

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on November 17, 2015 by Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10: 0718026268
ISBN-13: 9780718026264
3 Book Reviews
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  • happypug12
    happypug12Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4:39 am55 stars
    This book was a sweet, sweet, romance. It is so much different than any other romances out there. First off, it developed slowly, but not in a boring way, unlike most books I have read where the 2 main characters immediately like each other after first meeting and start a bit of flirting about 2 pages later. No. This book is not like THOSE books. It is a clean, beautiful, story of a perfectly true romance. It's the very perfect twist on the classical Tangled movie we all know and love. I DID find it a bit hard to feel a connection with the characters until the middle of this book. It also did get a bit slow nearing the end, but then - CURVE BALL!!! So even if the beginning seems a bit putting-off, READ IT TO THE LAST PAGE! You will not regret it. I would say the interest level for this novel is Middle School and up, and I would recommend this to anyone who longs for a truly well-crafted AND clean romance that will make your heart flutter along with it.
    • bookgirl111
      bookgirl111Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:41 am
      looks good
      • jinkim0808
        jinkim0808Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm
        This book sounds good.