Review Time: The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

The Merchant’s Daughter (Fairy Tales #2)

by Melanie Dickerson 3

The quality of outward appearances and inward character are the theme of this retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast,' by Melanie Dickerson.
The quality of outward appearances and inward character are the theme of this retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ by Melanie Dickerson.

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.

My Review:

This week I am highlighting Melanie Dickerson’s fairy tale series as a prelude to the release of her newest book, “The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest” on May 12th!

Loosely based on “The Beauty and The Beast” fairy tale, Melanie Dickerson takes you to the historical middle ages where the only beasts here are uncouth, selfish, men and women, and the transforming magic of having faith in God.  Gentle, beautiful, hardworking, Anabel and gruff, scarred, perceptive, Ranulf must overcome their painful and fearful pasts if they are to respect each other, help each other,  and love each other… and if they are to overcome the wickedness plaguing their village.  No talking teacups or mirrors, this is a realistic piece of fiction that will touch your heart.  This was the book that made me decide that I was a definite fan of Melanie Dickerson!

The Melanie Dickerson Collection - Great Christian Romances!
The Melanie Dickerson Collection – Great Christian Romances!
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