“The Merchant’s Daughter” by Melanie Dickerson

28 Oct

“The Merchant’s Daughter” by Melanie Dickerson

Annabel Chapman has always dreamed of joining a convent and becoming a nun so that she may read and learn of God’s word and love. She desires to read the bible and commit herself to God but, only wealthy women may enter the convent and since her father died business went down and her family got in debt.  Now instead of entering a convent Annabel must either marry the repulsive Bailiff Tom or enter in an indentured servitude to the new Lord of her village, Lord Ranulf le Wyse. Vowing to never marry Bailiff Tom who has shown horrible intentions toward her, Annabel enters servitude for Lord le Wyse. Despite the fact that the Lord is rumored to be beastly and terrifying Annabel doesn’t see him that way and even starts to have feelings for him, but then she finds herself in a difficult situation that endangers both their lives and turns to God for direction.

I believed this book would just be just another retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but it was much more than that. This book involved no sorcery or magic so it wasn’t as if Lord le Wyse was cursed…I loved that the theme was all based on inner beauty and that is what really matters. The characters were easy to connect with, the plot believable and I absolutely loved that passages from the bible were integrated within the story! I hadn’t read any books from Melanie Dickerson before but now I very much look forward to her books. Overall I rate it 5 stars.

Many thanks Zondervan Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to review.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

You can Pre-Order this book from the publisher and/or watch the video here

Release Date: November 29, 2011


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