Literal Book Covers #6: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson


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This week’s cover victim is: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson


I actually quite like this cover. I don’t think it’s necessarily a stand out, but it’s definitely something I would confidently pick up in a book store, based on the quality of the cover.

What I think this book is about: Gender bending Robin Hood retelling.

What this book is really about: 

A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.
A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.
Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.
The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.

For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.

When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.

The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?

Oh my gosh, the author says this is based on Robin Hood and and Swan Lake. HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS BOOK YET??? Plus, I got the Robin Hood vibe from the cover, so bonus points to me.

How would you imagine the plot of this book, based on the cover alone?



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