From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin.
Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break.
Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune.
Yet once Aladdin departs, Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Now, Aladdin and Kirstyn must rely on their bond to save her from unexpected danger. But will saving Kirstyn cost Aladdin his newfound status and everything he’s worked so hard to obtain?
An enchanting new version of the well-known tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.
Genre: Historical, fairytale,
My Rating: 4 Stars.
Recommendation: Anyone 13+.
My favorite character/s: Aladdin in this retelling is a different kind of hero, and I liked how he changed throughout the book. He was just so so hurt :-(, I felt bad for him when the book started… and the middle… and the whole book…. until he got his happily ever after…
My Verse for Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. King James Version.
My thoughts: I have read most of Miss Dickerson’s books, this one was good but not as great as her others. It felt rushed like it was written in a hurry and was not as well written. I still liked it a whole lot. I enjoyed how it was a little different from most of her books as well. This was a really cute and sweet story. I was really glad when I saw that this book was out.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. (And I am truly happy to provide it! 🙂 )