• Castle of Refuge

  • A Dericott Tale, Book 2
  • By: Melanie Dickerson
  • Narrated by: Jude Mason
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this Ugly Duckling retelling, New York Times best-selling author Melanie Dickerson brilliantly crafts a high-stakes, encouraging tale about a brave young woman, the true meaning of beauty, and the power of love.

Ever since she was a child, Audrey wanted her life to be extraordinary. But as the daughter of a viscount born in late 14th-century England, the only thing expected of her was to marry - until an act of malice by her sister, Maris, four years ago damaged her face and her prospects. Though Maris was sent away, 20-year-old Audrey is still suffering the scars of her sister’s cruelty. When her father announces his plans to marry off his damaged daughter and bring Maris home, Audrey decides to flee in search of her true destiny.

Life outside her home is dangerous, and Audrey soon finds herself attacked, sick, and in desperate need of help. She is taken in at Dericott Castle to be nursed back to health. While there, she decides to keep her identity a secret and work as a servant in the castle. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the young and handsome Lord Dericott, who lost his arm several months earlier and bears scars of his own.

Meanwhile, Edwin - Lord Dericott - is curious about the new, well-educated servant’s identity. All he knows is that he’s quickly becoming smitten with her. When the man Audrey’s father wanted her to marry comes looking for her, she and Edwin must make life-changing decisions about what to believe and whether or not love is truly worth trusting.

Praise for Castle of Refuge:

“When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen.” (Julie Lessman, award-winning author)

  • Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining
  • Second in a brand-new series set in England: The Dericott Tales
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
©2021 Melanie Dickerson (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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I Really Loved This Book

I have liked all of Melanie Dickerson's stories along with Jude Mason's narration. This is book two of the series and I hope she will have more shortly!

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Another great book by Melanie

Love this second book in this series. Can't wait for book three to come out

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Kept me interested from start to finish

I loved it! Thanks for another fascinating story! I am excited to start the next one.

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Beautifully written!!

I loved this book. I love how the focus is always on trusting God.
This book was so easy to listen to, the story telling flowed so well.
I hope we get to hear the love storys of the rest of the brothers, and see more ways of God's provision!
This book was such a nice way to relax.

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  • Chris Terblanche
  • 09-14-21

Lovely!!

I loved the fact that their love had time to develop, starting out as friends. Great story, a bit long but totally worth it.❤️