“Swan Lake” meets Robin Hood when the beautiful daughter of a wealthy
merchant by day becomes the region’s most notorious poacher by night, and falls in love with the forester.
Jorgen is the forester for the wealthy margrave, and must find and capture the poacher who has been killing and stealing the margrave’s game. When he meets the lovely and refined Odette at the festival and shares a connection during a dance, he has no idea she is the one who has been poaching the margrave’s game.
Odette justifies her crime of poaching because she thinks the game is going to feed the poor, who are all but starving, both in the city and just outside its walls. But will the discovery of a local poaching ring reveal a terrible secret? Has the meat she thought she was providing for the poor actually been sold on the black market, profiting no one except the ring of black market sellers?
The one person Odette knows can help her could also find out her own secret and turn her over to the margrave, but she has no choice. Jorgen and Odette will band together to stop the dangerous poaching ring . . . and fall in love. But what will the margrave do when he discovers his forester is protecting a notorious poacher?
Last week I posted a blog that included this novel, but felt it was lost at the end of the blog and not given the attention it deserved. This novel is well worth the second glance and is one of my favorites by Melanie Dickerson!
A skillful storyteller, Melanie Dickerson successfully enchants in her newest medieval novel, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest. Her character, Odette, seeks to help feed the poorest children in her village by hunting in the king’s forest by night. Jorgen, an respected forester, seeks justice for the poacher who murdered the man who raised him. Both characters desire to serve God, but find that making the right decision takes wisdom, courage, and steadfast faith, even if it means sacrificing the desires of their hearts. You’ll be swept into the romance the moment Odette and Jorgen meet at the midsummer celebration, and you will be holding your breath as the hunter tries to outwit and outrun the forester under the light of the moon. Romance, adventure, and mystery abound – Find out who is friend and who is foe in this exciting romance by Melanie Dickerson!