Saturday, October 07, 2017

REVIEW: Belle by Sarah Price

Book Blurb: In author Sarah Price’s fresh and inspirational retelling of a beloved classic, a dutiful young Amish woman agrees to marry a notorious recluse for her family’s sake—but the consequences are more than either bargained for . . .

To most townsfolk, he’s known simply as The Beast. Annabelle Beiler has little interest in gossip, but she’s heard about Adam Herschberger’s scars and his gruff, solitary ways. Though he sounds like a character from one of Belle’s treasured books, the man is real and, it turns out, just as unreasonable as the rumors claim. When a buggy accident wipes out the last of her daed’s money, forcing him to sell their farm, Adam buys it. Then he offers Belle a deal—marry him, and her family can keep their home.

Everyone is shocked by Belle’s decision, but she’s determined to be a good fraa, cleaning Adam’s rundown house and tending the overgrown garden. Breaking through her new husband’s icy reserve will be another matter. Belle’s courage and strength are abundant, but it will take true faith to guide Adam back to the heart of his Amish community—and to the loving marriage they both deserve.

My Review: This is the first book I have read from Ms. Price (even though I have all her Amish Classics series on my kindle) and the first Amish romance I've ever read. It's a retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in the Amish community and I have to say that I liked it. Our hero is very brooding after a tragic accident where his mother died and he got severely burned. Our heroine is very bookish and way too nice for her own good.  I really did enjoy this book and now I want to go start her Amish Classics series. I very much recommend picking this book up when it's released at the end of October.

Rating: ★★★★☆

*I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 


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