The Silent Songbird
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The Silent Songbird


Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost.

Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, and yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics. But the young king betroths her to his closest advisor, Lord Shiveley, a man twice as old as Evangeline. Desperate to escape a life married to a man she finds revolting, Evangeline runs away from the king and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village.

To keep her identity a secret, Evangeline pretends to be mute. Evangeline soon regrets the charade as she gets to know Wesley, the handsome young leader of the servants, whom she later discovers is the son of a wealthy lord. But she cannot reveal her true identity for fear she will be forced to return to King Richard and her arranged marriage.

Wesley le Wyse is intrigued by the beautiful new servant girl. When he learns that she lost her voice from a beating by a cruel former master, he is outraged. But his anger is soon redirected when he learns she has been lying to him. Not only is she not mute, but she isn't even a servant.

Weighed down by remorse for deceiving Wesley, Evangeline fears no one will ever love her. But her future is not the only thing at stake, as she finds herself embroiled in a tangled web that threatens England's monarchy. Should she give herself up to save the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

Title:The Silent Songbird
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:296 pages

    The Silent Songbird Reviews

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Nov 12, 2016

    GIF review & reactions: I've been so excited about this novel because I get to see the le Wyse family again: I was basically freaking out the entire time I was reading this novel:{Actual footage of ...

  • Shantelle
    Jan 05, 2016

    It is always a pleasure to read another book by Melanie Dickerson! This latest release, The Silent Songbird is a historical retelling of The Little Mermaid. Though it's a non-magical retelling, set in...

  • Amber Stokes
    Aug 11, 2016

    For fun and easy reading, I can always count on Melanie Dickerson's books! And I always enjoy trying out each new fairy-tale retelling.The Silent Songbird is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. While y...

  • Queen Of Narnia
    Jan 03, 2017

    What the book is about:Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost.Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, and yet she dreams ...

  • Sierra Faith
    Nov 03, 2016

    Full review to come!...

  • Rachel's Book Reviews
    Sep 09, 2016

    Good! Review to come. ...... But this is definitely a love letter to Princess Bride! His name is Westley and at least twice, someone says "as you wish" This is possibly my favorite Dickerson novel yet...

  • Tito
    Aug 19, 2016

    Ok, I'm not the biggest fan of Melanie Dickerson books, but this is based off of The Merchant's Daughter, and that was in my opinion the best Dickerson book written and one of my favorites. So imma go...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Dec 31, 2016

    While you’re reading The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson, you may find yourself humming the song “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid movie. And a time or two, you may br...

  • Haley *Books, Boys, Baking, and Horses*
    Nov 08, 2016

    Wow, I was so excited to review this book. I couldn’t wait to get it early! And I was not disappointed. Sure, there are some downfalls, but overall it is pretty good.The biggest thing that I didn’...

  • Hannah Rodriguez
    Nov 12, 2016

    3.5 stars THE GOOD It was a captivating story. Evangeline was a good character though I would have to say that Westley was my favorite one. There was quite a bit of action and suspicion on who was ...