A brief summary from Melanie Dickerson:
She lost everything to an evil conspiracy . . . but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted.
Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage.
But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg.
Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese.
Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen’s lives are adrift. If Lord Hazen discovers them, he will kill Steffan and force Magdalen to marry his own spoiled son—to insure the success of his evil plans. A Goose Girl retelling, with shades of The Prince and the Pauper.
When a noble Lady suddenly finds herself the pauper, life isn’t as enchanting as it once was…so determines Lady Magdalen when her former servant steals her clothes, money, title, and life in a battle of social uprising. At least her servant spares Magdalen’s life, only now Magdalen finds herself cast out of the estate and in charge of geese of all creatures! With only geese to keep her company, Magdalen’s life is rather lonely, until a rather handsome shepherd joins the estate and herds his sheep near her flock. Magdalen can’t help but think the new shepherd looks so much like the Duke Steffan she was supposed to marry. But that couldn’t possibly be true..could it?
Melanie Dickerson’s fairy tale, The Noble Servant, releases today!! Order this whimsical mashup of the Brothers Grimm’s Goose Girl and Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper today and place this novel at the top of your TBR piles! This sweet, adventurous fairy-tale is book 3 in Melanie’s A Medieval Fairy Tail series, but don’t fret because each novel makes for a great stand-alone read. Click on the photo below to read my review of the previous book in the series, The Beautiful Pretender:
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Melanie Dickerson, NetGalley, and Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.