Monday, December 12, 2011

Mini Review and Blog Tour: The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

Release Date: November 29, 2011
Publisher: Zondervan
Genre: Christian Romance
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Buy It: Amazon

An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf's bailiff---a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.
I loved this book SO MUCH! I'm not sure I even have words enough to describe how much I loved it. I own Melanie's other book, The Healer's Apprentice, but I haven't read it yet. I had heard it was good, and I love adaptations of fairy tales so when I heard she wrote one based off of Beauty and the Beast I was only too happy to have the chance to review it.

One thing that really stood out to me was how much Annabel focused on the fact that Ranulf was her lord, and she should have no feelings for him. It really helped me believe the romance because it didn't seem sudden like a lot of romances are. Definitely a must read!

This book was received free for review from the author. I was not required to give a positive review, simply an honest one.

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  1. I loooved the pacing of the story, too, Ariel! :)

  2. Oh, I agree with you. I loved how the romance was gradual... It wasn't just--bam--and all of a sudden they are madly in love. Good point!

    And good review! :-)

  3. The gradual romance was a great plus point for me! :)


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