Lady of Disguise

Narrated by Jude Mason
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Book 6 of A Dericott Tale
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Pub Date Feb 13 2024 | Archive Date Mar 13 2024

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Only the hidden treasure will allow Louisa and her sister to gain their freedom.

England, 1388: All her life, Louisa has dreamed of finding the rumored “Giant’s Treasure,” a collection of ancient, lost riches said to be hidden on a mountaintop in Scotland, guarded by a fierce monster. It’s a story her father used to tell her, and when he dies and she and her younger sister have to go live with their shiftless, greedy uncle, Louisa is determined to find that treasure. It’s the hope that has kept her defying her uncle’s efforts to marry her off to the highest bidder.

After her uncle starts to parade Louisa’s twelve-year-old sister Margaret in front of potential husbands, Louisa realizes she has no time to waste. She disguises herself as a boy and takes off for Scotland. But the road is a harsher place than she’d imagined, and she is relieved to find a friend in the knight, Sir Charles, who goes along with her on her journey.

Charles is intrigued by this young woman who claims her name is “Jack” and is set on going to Scotland. He goes along, pretending to believe she is a boy, in order to make sure nothing bad happens to her. As they meet new friends along the road, and as Louisa comes clean about her identity, the pair find themselves falling in love. But what will happen when they reach Scotland? Will they find their independence and the freedom to marry in the form of a buried treasure, or will the monster from Louisa’s own past keep the young couple apart?

A delightfully charming reimagining of “Jack and the Beanstalk” from New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson.

Only the hidden treasure will allow Louisa and her sister to gain their freedom.

England, 1388: All her life, Louisa has dreamed of finding the rumored “Giant’s Treasure,” a collection of ancient...

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DURATION 7 Hours, 39 Minutes, 39 Seconds

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Melanie dickerson is one of my top favorite authors and I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint. The romance was top tier and I could not put it down!

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Lady of Disguise by Melanie Dickerson is the next Dericot tale, stories about knights and ladies in King Richard’s court. Sir Charles meets Louisa on the road. She is disguised as a boy and headed to find a treasure that is supposedly guarded by a giant. Along the way, they meet new friends and start to fall in love. But how can they make things work when her uncle is determined to make her marry a man of his choice. Thanks NetGalley for the chance to read and listen to this book.

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Another Amazing Reimagining Of A Favorite Fairy Tale!

I should not be surprised when I’m finished with another Dericott Book that I’m ready for more! Run to get your hands on this book!

Louisa was delightful and I loved her portrayal as a strong woman with a heart for God. Charles was honorable and such a kind heart. I felt all the characters were very interesting. Of course you wouldn’t have a fairytale without a villain!

Audiobook: Narrated by Jude Mason
The Narrator is amazing. The different accents are spot on and are not distracting. She gives another dimension to the book. I was so drawn in I got my kitchen clean before I knew it!!!

I can’t wait for her next book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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I Loved this audiobook so much! Not just because of the over-the-top job the narrator did, but the captivating words the author weaved. Full of adventure, humor, romance, and plot twists, this retelling of Jack and the bean stock will keep you hooked until the very end! This book is the epitome of fun fairy tales with life's lessons. I can't say enough about it.

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A sweet and innocent tale of a chivalrous knight, a disguised lady, and the unique cast of characters they encounter on their journey. Will they find the treasure they seek? Is there a giant on the mountain? It is filled with contrasts: kindness vs. abuse and inner character vs. outside appearance. If you are someone who loves chivalry, fairytales, or happy endings, this might be the book to check out!

Huge Thank You to NetGalley, Thomas Nelson, and Zondervan Audio for the opportunity to listen to this audiobook!

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In 1388 England, Louisa dreams of finding the legendary "Giant's Treasure" to escape her oppressive uncle's plans. She disguises herself as a boy and embarks on a perilous journey to the Scottish mountaintop where the treasure is said to be hidden. She soon meets a noble knight, Sir Charles, and together they face challenges of travel. Will the treasure be the key to their independence or can love conquer the obstacles they encounter on their quest?

I have not read the previous books in this series, but I have read other books by this author. I enjoy how she is able to weave elements of well-known fairy tales into more realistic stories. This book has elements of Jack and the Beanstalk woven into the story.

Louisa was an interesting, if naive character. I was actually pleased that her disguise as a boy did not work very well and it was spotted quickly by more than one person. This adds a sense of peril to her situation. Sir Charles was the idealized knight: noble, honorable, and loyal. He didn’t seem to have a flaw.

Overall, this was an easy audiobook to listen to. The narrator brought each person to life. I think readers who enjoy young adult romance will enjoy this one.

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I have been provided with a review copy of Lady of Disguise from NetGalley for an impartial review. Awwww this was such a cute story. I was just captivated by everything that was taking place. It was just so easy to get into these characters lives and you just can't help but fall in love with them. I can't wait to see what's next from this author.

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A delightful book. Louisa sets out on a quest to find treasure guarded by a giant. She starts out disguised as Jack. She encounters Sir Charles at the beginning who immediately recognizes she isn’t a boy, but goes along with it anyways. Louisa needs the treasure to save her sister and herself from being married off to the highest bidder by her Uncle. She and Sir Charles meet and help many delightful people along the way, with the exception of the priest. I enjoyed their adventures very much. I was intrigued at the end when they found the giant. Outstanding narration. I received a free advance reader copy, and I am submitting my review voluntarily.

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I absolutely loved this book. The only bad part about it was that it ended. It did end well though. I quickly became vested in the lives of the Lady and her knight. I was defiantly in the mood for a happy ending. The book was very virtuous and I loved that about it. It will be making it to my list of best books. It was written really well. The plot was just far enough different that it was fun to read and not a re read of the same thing over again. I did spend some time laughing and felt some anger for the Lady of the book.

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 medieval Scotland ⁣⁣
🏆 adventurous treasure hunt ⁣⁣
🗡️ a chivalrous knight⁣⁣
💕 sweet romance ⁣⁣
🧌 Jack & the Beanstalk retelling ⁣⁣
This was such a fun, quick, sweet fairy tale! It was hard to put down and wished it wasn’t over. Louisa and her younger sister are living with their greedy uncle, wanting to marry them off for a high price. She sets off on a journey to find the rumored Giant’s Treasure. On her way she meets a handsome knight, Sir Charles. Together they meet a variety of characters. I loved their compassion for others and their desire to trust God. I’ll definitely be reading the other retellings in the series, The Dericott Tales. This can be read as a standalone. ⁣⁣
• YA, fairytale, historical fiction, romance, clean, retelling, Christian fiction ⁣⁣
• Thomas Nelson - February 13, 2024⁣⁣
• hardcover - 304 pages

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This was a very good book it was about a time that I'm glad we didn't grow up in where you had no choice on who you were to marry it was about a young lady and her adventures with her sister as they grew up and seeking treasure so that she and her sister could be free it was a historic Romance and was very good I would recommend it for anyone who just enjoys a romance type story without all the extras I would read it again and I would suggest it to a friend the narrator was very good

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Another great read from Melanie. The audio was perfect. The narrators did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. I read the book and it was great to come back to it again in audio.
This story was filled with sadness, a controlling Uncle but also happiness, a heartfelt love and faith elements. Melanie always writes the right amount of faith in her books to have to feeling at peace and not feeling like God is being shoved down your throat. Another great story in this series of wonderful stories with the Dericott family.

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I don't think I have ever been as captivated by an audiobook as this one. The storyline was perfection: adventure, excitement, treasure, inspiration, romance, danger, dreaming... it was all in there. When Louisa runs away, she initially dresses like a boy, but her disguise really fools no one. But traveling alone without assistance could be big trouble if she is found out, and not only by her uncle's men, but all of society. As she and Sir Charles join forces, they pick up an eclectic group of fellow travelers that are incredibly well-rounded and fun additions to the story.

This is where I must brag on the narration. Jude Mason was phenomenal! Her voices for each of the characters were spot on, but it was also when she was just reading the middles parts between conversations that made it really wonderful. She didn't quit with all the wonderful energy she brought to the characters so the whole book was infused with excitement.

I also really loved all of the faith components brought into this work. It was really uplifting to hear how faith guided these characters in their morals and decisions.

If Melanie keeps putting out audiobooks like this, I can't wait to snag another!

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