The Orphan’s Wish
A Hagenheim Novel
by Melanie Dickerson
Review by Rachel Dixon
About the Book
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 along with them.
Through his scrappy skills, intelligence, and hard work, Aladdin earns a position serving in the duke’s house. But he knows it isn’t enough to grant him his one desire: Kirstyn’s 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 father’s wealth take notice. Now, more than Aladdin’s background stands in the way of the future he’s worked so hard to obtain. His only hope is to rescue Kirstyn and somehow manage to win her hand as well.
Fairy Tale retellings have always been a favorite of mine. And Melanie Dickerson’s are among my absolute favorites! She has a unique way of taking the fantasy stories and making them come alive in the real world. In The Orphan’s Wish, Melanie’s latest release, we get to see Aladdin’s story. Not only do these stories have realistic qualities to them, but they are also sprinkled with faith and hope in God, our Father and Creator.
Having been orphaned at a young age, Aladdin has been searching for his worth and fortune his whole life. Kirstyn is a tender-hearted young woman who always looks for the good in those around her. Aladdin and Kirstyn have been friends their whole lives, but will their friendship ever blossom into something more? What will happen when evil threatens the life of Aladdin’s closest friend?
Get whisked away into the world of Kirstyn and Aladdin. You will be on the edge of your seat as events unfold. Feel the agony of betrayal, the joy of family, and the hope of our faith…And fall in love with Aladdin and Kirstyn. You don’t want to miss this newest adventure.
I received a complimentary copy of The Orphan’s Wish from the publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.