The Silent Songbird is yet another fairy tale adaptation by Melanie Dickerson. These are really fun, clean books for tween and teenage girls, and I would highly recommend them as a whole. This particular book is a twist off of The Little Mermaid.
Evangeline has been blessed with an amazing voice, but is trapped in a lackluster betrothal. When she spies a handsome peasant outside of her tower window leading a pack of servants back to their homeland of Glynval, she escapes with her servant, feigning muteness so as to not be discovered.
Westley le Wyse is the handsome leader of the villagers, and he is intrigued by the beautiful girl who joins their midst, but something seems odd about her story. Will he discover her deception, and if so, will he ever be able to trust her? And when Evangeline discovers a plot against the English monarchy, how will she reach out and warn the right people about it?
This book was “okay” compared to some of Ms. Dickerson’s other works. It was still a good story, but there were some major liberties taken with “The Little Mermaid” story. Overall, I thought it was a sweet story and I would recommend it to tween and teenage readers.
Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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