The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

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 who 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.

Title:The Orphan's Wish
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780718074838
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About Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing's Best award, and her book, The Healer's Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Mel


    The Orphan's Wish Reviews

  • R.F. Gammon

    So I made myself finish this. I did receive it in exchange for a review, but review was not required. I'll be quite honest--I hated this book. I'm going to try to find some good things, but we'll see....

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    About this 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 patrone...

  • Sarah

    The Holy Land, 1401—A little boy, grieving the recent death of his mother, is taken under the wing of a street lord and forced to steal in the marketplace for food. Until the day he is seen and adop...

  • Victoria

    Book title: The Orphans Wish.Author: Melanie Dickerson.Series: Hagenheim book #8.Genre: Fairy Tale retelling without magic, Medieval.Received book from: NetGallery.Form of Book: Ebook.Reviewer: Victor...

  • Faith M:)

    Storyline: This book has a good plot!!! Guessable at times, but still good. It felt like a different storyline than Aladdin... but there were some similar parts. (Aladdin’s name, wealth and trickery...

  • Amber Stokes

    As always, Melanie Dickerson is creative in her twists and new takes on fairy tales and history! The Orphan's Wish gives new life to characters like Aladdin and Abu, while adding in the beloved royal ...

  • Julie Carpenter

    I love Melanie Dickerson's writing and stories. My absolute favorite of hers is The Merchant's Daughter. I've read and reread it multiple times and could continue to do so for a very long time. I was ...

  • Amy ? A Magical World of Words

    My blog: A Magical World Of WordsThe premise is great and I had high hopes for the book. This review will also contain a lot of quotes from the book, because I think that's the best way to show why I ...

  • Hannah

    3.5 personal rating; would give four stars if I was the intended YA audience.This is a great, clean book that I would hand to any teen girl without batting an eye. There are some scenes with a bit of ...

  • Terry Bell

    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 an...