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

  • Shantelle
    Nov 11, 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
    Oct 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...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Nov 14, 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 ...

  • Anita Ojeda
    Dec 15, 2016

    Another fascinating fairy tale romp from Mrs. Dickerson. Teenage girls (and their mothers and sisters and grandmas) will love the protagonists Evangeline and Westley. Evangeline, the ward of King Rich...

  • Kim
    Sep 22, 2016

    Silent Songbirdby Melanie DickersonRating: 4/5Book 7 of Hagenheim seriesThomas Nelson - Fiction | Historical RomanceMeet Evangeline. She has the most beautiful singing voice and is privileged to be a ...

  • Stacey
    Aug 08, 2016

    Evangeline is the King Richard’s cousin. Her beautiful singing voice is the jewel of the land, and she is admired by noblemen and peasants alike. But Evangeline has a problem. As the King’s cousin...

  • 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...

  • Sheryl
    Sep 03, 2016

    This a sweet YA by Melanie Dickerson one of my favorite Christian Authors. Evangeline is forced to marry Lord Shivley by the King ( her cousin). King Richard think Lord Shively a good man since he is ...

  • Caroline
    Sep 12, 2016

    As ward of King Richard II, Evangeline has lived under his rule and sequestered in Berkhamsted Castle. When she finds that he has guaranteed her hand in marriage to a deplorable older man she decides ...

  • Katie Clark
    Sep 16, 2016

    Melanie has done it again with another exciting and romantic fairy tale retelling! Two thumbs up!...

About Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing's Best award, and her book, The Healer's Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Mel