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The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
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Jun 09, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, 2012-goal-60, religious-fiction
Read from July 11 to 13, 2012

I don't know what to say...

Full disclosure: First off, this is my first delve into religious fiction and not being particularly religious, I went into it with some trepidations. When I entered the giveaway for this book I didn't realize it was a book deemed "religious fiction," I just thought the synopsis was interesting and I entered. When I did realize what it was, I forged ahead determined to read it and review it to the best of my ability without prejudice since that is the whole reason books are offered in these giveaways, for the winners to read and write reviews.

What I discovered in this book was a wonderful re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast, and I must confess, I am a sucker for re-tellings of classic tales, and Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite. It is an easy place for religious undertones too, and that is really what it was. I was afraid of being bombarded with religious messages, but I was pleasantly surprised to simply find a beautifully told story of love, persecution, and redemption.

This is seriously on my list of favorite books of all time!

*** I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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Norm Davis I drank up the "Left Behind" series but it did take me over 100 pages of the first book before it caught on and it is really speculative fiction based on some of the prophetic verses in the Bible. I've not been able to read or watch any of the somnolent Dan Brown stuff... Don't know how that soporific stuff ever failed to cause producers to fall asleep. Once in a while a Bible related horror (demon, possession, etc.) story comes around that will sincerely spook me. Anyway... I have this one now and it is 3d on my primary waiting list right now.

Kristina I bought a couple of the Left Behind books, but never read them. I've always wanted to stick my nose into Da Vinci Code, but never got around to it.

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