Words cannot describe how amazing this book was. Not to mention the absolutely gorgeous cover. Dickerson hit it on the spot with this wonderful book. *MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
First of all, can we please talk about how beautiful the front cover is? I mean all of Dickerson’s books have beautiful covers on them, but this perfectly portrays who Odette is. Dickerson is quite the author herself and I hope that one day her books become movies. It truly is such an honor to know an amazing author such as Melanie Dickerson. She loves God with all of her might and is not afraid to tie her beliefs into her stories. This is something that I have always loved about her writing. I don’t have to worry about any vulgarity or anything of the sort in her books. She chooses to hold true to her beliefs in God and have them known all throughout her stories, which to me makes all of her stories better.
Odette is one of the main characters of the story. She is the notorious poacher of Thornbeck Forest and her intentions are to help and feed the poor. Though she does know that poaching is against the law, she longs to help people in need, as she once was one. Though she lives with her rich Uncle Rutger, she still has chosen to help the ones in need. But then a handsome forester comes into play and his is name is Jorgen Hartman. Jorgen’s job is to protect the wildlife in the king’s forest, even if that means he must catch/shoot (with a bow an arrow) a poacher. Odette meets Jorgen and there is an instant spark which leads to them to fall in love with one another. Funny thing is, Jorgen has no idea that Odette is the poacher. As the story goes on, much more happens. There are moments when Odette questions her choices of poaching as she becomes tired of it and turns to God to help her. But she knows that it is helping the poor families who have no food. Or is it? To understand my implied question there, you must read the book when it comes out on May 12th!
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is one that you will instantly fall in love with, as are all of Dickerson’s books. From the moment I started this book, I was instantly enveloped into the story and I could not stop reading it. We all need a little magic in our lives and that’s exactly what you get while you read this story. No matter who you are, Dickerson truly shows through her words that fairy tales aren’t just for children, they are for all ages.
All of Dickerson’s books are in my top reading list. I would rate this book a ten out of ten. Dickerson’s writing is absolutely beautiful. It’s as though you become a character in her stories and are truly able to feel the emotions of everyone including the author. I personally think that when you are able to clearly understand the emotions of the characters, that is what makes an author. Thank you for your beautiful writing in all your books Melanie Dickerson. I hope that I continue to receive opportunities to read more of your incredible stories.