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The Noble ServantShe lost everything to an evil conspiracy but that loss may just give her all she ever wantedSince meeting Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg at Thornbeck Castle Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him She knows as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him asking for I said I wasn't going to read any of Dickerson's fairy tales; at least I'm pretty sure I did However this book is a retelling of the Goose Girl fairy tale I had to read it How is a girl to resist that? UnfortunatelyI should have found a way The story was pleasant enough to finish but uite shallow The characters fall in love by pining over appearances They repeat and repeat and repeat the same things and lines over and over to themselves and to each other Overall the book was pleasant but left me with no strong emotions just a general annoyance at perfect characters and simplified Christianity Yet at the same time I still kind of want to read the book that preceded this one?
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The Noble Servant kindle Ï eBook Free à randarenewables ¼ She lost everything to an evil conspiracy but that loss may just give her all she ever wantedSince meeting Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg at Thornbeck Castle Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him She knows—as a penniless lady with litHer hand in marriageBut all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle and his cousin has taken over the title of duke Left for dead Steffan is able to escape and disguised as a shepherd hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of WolfbergJourneying to the castle Magdalen has no idea what awaits her but she certainly did not ex I Received this ARC from Thomas Nelson Fiction via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review And trust me this review will be brutally honest Now I hate writing scathing reviews almost as much as I like reading them but I’ve learned that in life sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do I didn’t find The Noble Servant to my liking and I feel like I have to justify my reasoning seeing as there are many positive reviews for this book First of all I think I may have started reading it on the wrong foot and with completely skewed expectations You see I didn’t really know the author and so thought I was getting a book like Shannon Hale’s The Goose Girl I mean come on look at the cover However as I read through the first chapter I felt a little cheated It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t what I was expecting Instead of this I got this I can’t even find the right words to convey my disappointment seeing as The Goose Girl is one of my favorite books and this one didn’t even come close to it But being the mature person that I am I reeled in my despair and decided to give Melanie Dickerson a fair trial I even checked out two of her other books The Captive Maiden and The Beautiful Pretender I liked the latter the best out all three because of the interesting premise but it still wasn't the epitome of a great story I tried I really really tried but I could not get into this book The characters were all flat the plot was all flat and the writing was all flat and I don’t just mean flat because they were all suished in between the pages of a 300 page book No no NOI liked Magdalen in The Beautiful Pretender but in this book she seemed to have lost that vital whatever it was that made her an interesting character in the other book Maybe it was too much screen page time I don’t know She was contradictory in the worst sense of the word See she wants to help her people but she doesn’t seem to have a problem looking down on servants and animals I kept hoping Magdalen would be like Ani from The Goose Girl who had a horse whom she adored and who actually connected to the geese and befriended the servants instead of look down upon them but that never happened with Magdalen It felt like the author couldn't decided who Magdalen was Either she's a nice person or not because sometimes Melanie Dickerson tried hard to make her pitiable and compassionate and then I turned the page only to find Magdalen thinking about hanging people and stabbing people in their sleep And don’t get me wrong I don’t mind when the characters have a little blackness in their heart but it just wasn’t executed properly in this book Then there was Steffan Oh Steffan I wanted to like him very much but alas it was not meant to be He fell into the same trap as Magdalen and that was annoying self contradictory behavior of I’m innocent and Off with their heads and I wuv her but I kant mavvy her Boohoo is that all you care about? Also neither of the protagonists acted like well educated individuals The readers were just told that they were Other characters were very simple caricatures of villains and servants I didn’t care for any of them except maybe Lenhart I wanted to say I wish there was of him in the book but I’m afraid that would just ruin him just as it ruined Magdalen Ok as for the plot I think it was a good idea a great one actually but I wished it was executed better Like why were the villains so obviously evil and stupid? Hazen and Elrich I’m looking at you I can’t tell you what they did because I don’t want to be spoilering my review but it was so far out of the realm of believable that I couldn’t find any cares to give for the protagonists Like come on there are so many loopholes in the villains’ master plans that I’m surprised they got as far as they did Maybe that’s why the story felt like it was dragging The villains were so clearly bad at their jobs that the author had to keep coming up with boring and lazy
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Pect her loyal maidservant to turn on her Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geeseWithout their respective titles and the privileges that came with them Steffan and Magdalen are reunited in the shepherd’s field Together they conspire to get back their rightful titles But they must hurry or else they risk losing it all to the uncle’s evil plan Endearing characters sweet scenes and great plot twistsThis was mainly a Goose Girl Retelling with a parallel story of the Prince and the Pauper through Stefan the Duke of Wolfberg I loved how each had their own story line and when they came together they had to build their relationship getting to know one another I personally enjoyed the pace of the book and thought it was reflective to the story of the Goose Girl and appreciated how this relationship had time to grow True to Melanie's writing there was amazing side characters with their own character arcs which I truly adored in this bookAnother great book done by a wonderful author