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The Merchants Daughter Hagenheim #2 doc ì Paperback read ñ moneyexpresscard ¿ 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 rud to be both terrifying and beastly Her circumstances areUlf 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 Her's lord's own scent of lavender and warm masculinity Warm masculinity You honestly used that I wasn't aware that was a thingSilly phrasing aside this was okay I didn't dislike it uite as much as The Healer's Apprentice But I'm seeing an annoying trend in this lady's books Perfect main characters that have been wronged in some way overly Christian main characters weird creepy dude A stalking the main girl or B trying to take advantage of but then love interest that isn't a love interest yet saves the girl and she doesn't trust him but he's always good looking and he treats her with kindness and he's gentle and she starts falling for him against all the odds and they can't be together because of reasons and God save me I'm so attracted to himher and then they end up together because true love prevailsMain thought in this one Seriously Annabel ShooAnd then This doesn't actually affect the rating there was the Catholic priest that was all sexist and all woman are pigs and you can't read the Bible cause you're a woman Am I saying that all members of the Church are perfect and that there weren't priests like that esp in the Middle Ages Nope But it doesn't give a good message And of course Ranulf is all READ MY BIBLE PRETTY SERVANT straight after So no not recommended

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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 rud to be both terrifying and beastly Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf s bailiff a revolting man wh I'm a big sucker for BeautyBeast books when they're done right and trust me some authors have really reworked the classic to become heaps better than the original tale This one however is a terrible interpretation of the classic story Firstly I have nothing against religion but this book goes totally overboard with the preaching in a very heavy handed way that just sucks the life out of the story I COULD have overlooked that if not for the ridiculous portrayals of the characters in the story They're insipid Shallow Boring And worst of all they aren't strong enough to carry the BB tale forward A BB story has to deal with emotions and motivations that are realistic than the average fairytale After all the beast had to do something to become the beast something not necessarily bad but probably not necessarily good either a lot like how we act in real life Why did he do whatever it was How And how has he suffered with the conseuences Belle on the other hand has the task of falling in love with a beast But how Why I believe that a successful BB story has to build a slow realistic relationship over time because all these uestions have to be answered to get that HEA If you judge by somewhat similar criterion you'll find just like I did that nothing of the sort really happens The conflict between characters is absurdly cliched and made even frustrating by the non existent chemistry that is supposed to develop or even exist between Belle and the Beast The other characters just come off as thrown in for fun They don't further the storyline or add to development in any way except to facilitate awkward meetings between Belle and the Beast Belle turns out to be a weak spineless Mary Sue of nonsensical prettiness and kindness who just has fits of pessimism and never stands up for herself She's an embarrassment to strong female leads The Beast is no better He never gets past the moody irrational and immature stage and even with so much potential for character development because of the emotional reasons behind this behaviorit all fails This accompanied with odd descriptions of how Belle is some sort of lying temptress in flowery and morally right words just kill the whole character for me I actually felt sorry for Belle How on earth could anyone fall for such a ridiculous ass And then I realized she was doing it anyway and I wanted to kill everybody but most of all myself Really the religious preaching that was interspersed amongst this claptrap was the last strawI actually think all this happens because the author just doesn't have a way with words Sometimes I think she's got the idea right but she just describes it in a way that muddles everything and makes it sound ridiculous I don't knowI couldn't finish this book I read till about midway then gave up and skimmed through it Then I deleted it My advice to you is to go pick something else to read and not waste your time with this Try Robin McKinley's Folktale series It has two rewrites of the BB tale and they're fantastic Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier is another favorite of mine You might even try Alex Flinn's 'Beastly' if modern fairytales float your boat Anything anything but this farce of a bookIf I could I'd give negative stars Negative stars insert appropriate kill me nowgif here

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The Merchants Daughter Hagenheim #2O 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 Ran This was a sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast I am glad my daughters will have books such as these to read when they are older I appreciate the fact that Dickerson isn't afraid of applying such strong biblical themes to her stories I can easily understand why christian YA girls devour these books up For me however it was just an OK read Often I found myself skim reading through repetitive details just trying to get the plot to advance The ending was lovely though and the characters made for an enjoyable read