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 the way of the future hes worked so hard to obtain. His only hope is to rescue Kirstyn and somehow manage to win her hand as well....
|Title||:||The Orphan's Wish (Hagenheim #8)|
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The Orphan's Wish (Hagenheim #8) Reviews
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
An interesting take on Aladdin joins Melanie Dickerson's insightful series of traditional folk and fairytale retellings, set in the German dukedom of Hagenheim. The vision Dickerson brings to these works is so original. I am always in awe of the prism through which the stories are told and the wellspring of creativity Dickerson seems to flawlessly draw upon. That said, for all its interesting perspective, I didn't warm to Aladdin's story in the same way that I have to others. ...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.
Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who’ve been waiting for Kirstyn’s turn to fall in love, it’s finally here in The Orphan’s Wish. Strangely enough, did you know Aladdin left the Middle East as a little boy and grew up in Hagenheim? I guess it’s a whole new world for him to explore….
Kirstyn is the daughter of Duke Wilhelm and Lady Rose of Hagenheim, raised in the proverbial lap of luxury in 1400s Lower Saxony. But her closest companion is Palestinian orphan Ala ...more
I would like to say this book is of the same caliber as her other books...but I cannot.
This book is by far her best work to date. She has brought out the very real self doubts and fears we all have and infused them into her characters.
Melanie kept the action and adventure but also dove deep into these characters, making them as real as the person sitting next to me
What seems as unfair struggles become more clear to these characters as they come out the other side of adversity. They learn to not ...more
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.
O my goodness, I’m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn’t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the “Queen of fairy tale retellings”) has long been one of my favorite authors. I always eagerly anticipate her next release. The book I’m reviewing today is called “The Orphan’s Wish” and is an Aladdin retelling and it’s amazing! Okay, enough fan-girling.
“The Orphan’s Wish” is a fantastic Aladdin retelling! Even though it’s a fairy tale retelling, ...more
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“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 Kirstyn’s favorite companion for taking walks in the forest, and their childhood friendship grows alon ...more