The Golden Braid is written by Melanie Dickerson and published by Thomas Nelson.
For those who love the classic fairy tales, this is one version not to be missed. Rapunzel is shown as a Christian woman who desperately tries to find her own way in the world. Is her mother really who she says she is? And why is her mother so bent on keeping Rapunzel from the world, especially men?
As Rapunzel and her mother move from town to town, they each look for something - or run away from something. As far as Rapunzel is concerned, it is time to stop running and find contentment and peace. Would that the peace include a life with a handsome knight, even if that knight be surly and hard to be around. And THAT is something that Rapunzel's mother tries so hard to prevent.
I love the way Melanie Dickerson weaves fairy tale with the Gospel. It is so subtle, yet so effective. Her writing is compelling enough that she kept both me and my 14-year-old daughter captivated from beginning to end. In fact, my daughter loved this tale so much that she asked if I would switch her Spanish plans to German. I'm thinking about it.
Great tale with some surprising twists along the way. I recommend reading this book, as well as all of the Melanie Dickerson stories, very highly.
*I received The Golden Braid in exchange for my honest opinion.*