The Orphan's Wish

The Orphan's Wish

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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Megan

    O my goodness, I’m so excited about this book! (flails arms in excitement and squeals!) If you didn’t already know, Melanie Dickerson (also known as the “Queen of fairy tale retellings”) has l...

  • 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...

  • Sarah

    Another fairy tale retelling from Melanie Dickerson! For those of you who’ve been waiting for Kirstyn’s turn to fall in love, it’s finally here in The Orphan’s Wish. Strangely enough, did you ...