From the streets to an orphanage in a faraway kingdom, Aladdin has grown up alone. Until he meets Kirstyn. With a father who is the duke of Hagenheim and a mother who is the patroness of the orphanage where Aladdin lives, Kirstyn is a member of the most powerful family in the land . . . and way out of his league. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyns favorite companion for taking walks in the forest, and their childhood friendship grows along with them.Through his scrappy skills, intelligence, and hard work, Aladdin earns a position serving in the dukes house. But he knows it isnt enough to grant him his one desire: Kirstyns hand in marriage. If he hopes to change his station in life and feel worthy of marrying Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim to seek his fortune.But once Aladdin leaves, no one is around to protect Kirstyn, and the greedy men desperate to take advantage of her fathers wealth take notice. Now, more than Aladdins background stands in ...
|Title||:||The Orphan's Wish (Hagenheim #8)|
|Number of Pages||:||345 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Orphan's Wish (Hagenheim #8) Reviews
This is the sweetest story Dickerson has ever written (and that is saying something) and quite possibly the sweetest story ever. An absolutely lovely Aladdin retelling with enough that is new and enough kept of the old to keep it both interesting as well as traditional. Definite crossover appeal for teens of any age, along with adult fans of inspirational/sweet romance.
My goodness, have you seen this cover?!! The girl on the cover matches the girl in the story, it makes perfect sense how things turn out. Forget everything you know about Aladdin, if you're like me then that knowledge stems from the 1992 film with the late/great Robin Williams, THIS is the Christian version of the story and is exactly what it should have been like since I first heard of this incredible character. THIS is a world I want to read more about and a family I want to be part of!
Melanie Dickerson once again proved her unique ability to take a well known fairy tale, rework it and make it into a spiritual take. This go round, she takes on the story of Aladdin. We meet him as a young boy whose mother had just died and he must find a way to support himself as an orphan. He is taken in by a greedy crook who forced Aladdin to steal. Then a kind priest take a him in and shelters him and introduced Aladdin to Christ. I love fairy tales and enjoy how Dickerson puts her special s ...more
4 1/2 stars
Guys, I've been beyond excited for The Orphan's Wish since I heard about it and the day it came out, I rushed out to buy it.
First of all, we need to acknowledge the loveliness of the cover. Those colors are amazing😍
I really enjoyed this book (which, let's be honest, has there ever been a Melanie Dickerson book I HAVEN'T liked?) I loved the fact that Kirstyn and Aladdin grew up together, which was different from all the other books in this series.
However, I was disappoint ...more
Melanie Dickerson is amazing! Her twist on one of my top favorite fairy-tales, Aladdin, is phenomenal! Granted, it was a bit slow at the start, but once I got passed the first few chapters, it picked right up. I couldn't put it down. The story is an inspiration and refreshing to read. It was just so good.
Book title: The Orphans Wish.
Author: Melanie Dickerson.
Series: Hagenheim book #8.
Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval.
Received book from: NetGallery.
Form of Book: Ebook.
Reviewer: Victoria Goodbrand.
Date started: March 15, 2018 at precisely 2 o’clock.
Y’all! I’m so excited to share this review! I’m going to be doing this revie was I read this beauty of a book! Super special thanks to Net Gallery for gifting me with the opportunity to read an advanced reade ...more
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The premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I didn't like the story.
The writing is not great. It's amateurish, and littered with cliches; examples include: "Her touch light like a butterfly's wings", "Blood surging through her veins", "His dark eyes captured her", "Aladdin's stomach tied itself into a knot", and "Her soft skin was like silk".
This is a lovely story with all the fun of a fairy tale retelling and a faith theme woven throughout as this author is so good at doing.
Not sure I connected on all levels with the characters, but it was so easy to like the main characters. They were both fun, and I enjoyed the childhood adventures they had together. I loved hiking and similar type adventures when I was young.
I think my favorite thing really is that I can pass this book onto my young teen daughter and know she’s getting a clean r ...more