Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Merchant's Daughter

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 wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book. Was it a Beauty and the Beast retelling? A Historical Romance? or what? But it kind of a little bit of all of the above. It's not a Beauty and the Beast retelling in the classic way, no magic or curses. But of the damaged man, young beauty type. It's a nice story with a strong focus on God and beliefs. It was good but really didn't stand out of the crowd and the characters need a little more depth. But if you enjoy books about God and love stories this might be your cup of tea.  

I recived this book through the Goodreads Firstreads program.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bought, Won, and To Review

I'm starting this up because I'm always behind on reviews and this way you have some idea what is going on.

Went to Half Priced Books yesterday and picked up:

This is the sequel to Eyes like Stars which I read last year and I'm curios to see where the story goes, read the summery here.

This has been on my to-read pile for awhile, summery here.

Another one that has been on my to-read list for awhile, summery here.


This are my wins from Netgallery and Goodread's giveaways, that I haven't read yet.



Goodread's Giveaways:

To Review

I have exactly 143 books on my shelf to review, but the one I'll probably get to next is from netgallery:
 I really enjoyed this one and recommend you pick it up when it comes out, summery here.