The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter

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In 1352 England, seventeen-year-old Annabel, granddaughter of a knight and a would-be nun, eludes a lecherous bailiff but falls in love with Lord Le Wyse, the ferocious and disfigured man to whom her family owes three years of indentured servitude, in this tale loosely based on Beauty and the Beast.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2011
ISBN: 9780310727613
0310727618
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dic
Description: 284 pages ; 22 cm

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DarkBeauty118
Nov 27, 2019

Literally one of my favorite books. I don't want to give away any spoilers... but legit one of the best romance books I've ever read!!

bibliosara Nov 20, 2019

The second in the Hagenheim series, Dickerson once again tells a masterful retelling of a classic fairy tale in a way that presents the content with more maturity and depth than most retellings. Annabel must atone for the lethargy and greed of her family by becoming an indentured servant in the household of Lord Ranulf, a man who is known for his short temper and beastly appearance. Still, Annabel is glad to have escaped the clutches of Bailiff Tom, who tried to bargain with her brothers to wed her. Yet the bailiff also works in the lord's household, and Annabel must find a way to keep herself safe until her servitude is complete. Ultimately desiring to enter a convent, Annabel struggles to maintain her faith in the face of challenges and harsh conditions.
All I can say is that it took me a very short time to read this book. Well written, well paced, and demonstrating Dickerson's talent for engaging the reader, The Merchant's Daughter is another fantastic read by Dickerson.

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nitinagarwal77
Aug 20, 2019

This was the first book I read in the series, and it just made me go and hold every book in the series. I Love the book, and the author is just amazing. The book really gets you involved and the characters were good, loved it(my fav in series).

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AliciaBoots
Sep 10, 2018

I loved this book! problem idk how to return it... I got the kindle and then deleted it when I was done but it still says it is being used. How do I fix this ?

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readingfairy
Apr 26, 2018

In my opinion The Healer's Apprentice and this was way too similar, but I enjoyed The Merchant's Daughter more. I liked the characters a lot, plus I love the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. This was an excellent retelling, and better than The Healer's Apprentice.

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nbbooks
Apr 16, 2018

This is definitely not one of my favourite MD books, but it was still very good. It got more exciting in the second half, I think, and was a very satisfactory ending. I think it also would have helped if I read the books in order😊

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pjmbrown96
Jul 15, 2017

Some parts were predictable - then others weren't, and all in all I enjoyed reading this book and seeing the way the author wrote the Beauty and the Beast story!

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Tabaqui
Oct 12, 2016

Too romantic. I would prefer it if there was more Christian fiction that wasn't all about people falling in love. Just not for me.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 27, 2016

In my opinion. this book was definitely worth the read and time. However, I was a bit confused in context to where this book was, in relation to Melanie Dickerson's other medieval fairytale spins. Perhaps there was a reference to another town or village, or to Lord Hamlin, but I did not see it or find it. Regardless, this storyline was great and fun to follow. Readers should be the sorts who enjoy fairytales and folktales, and especially spinoffs of them. Also, they should enjoy the classical adventure and suspense, along with the main element of romance. This book, just for an idea, is about the story of a girl who was once wealthy, and then lost her father and merchants. She then undergoes trials and is sent to work for the new lord of her town. Now, what could possibly happen to her? May those who read on find out soon enough! 4.5/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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HSteinwand
Aug 04, 2016

Very good book!

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Firerose14
Feb 01, 2017

Firerose14 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Love_Legolas_111
Feb 27, 2013

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bs_freiheit94
Aug 29, 2012

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HSteinwand
Aug 04, 2016

"Love is greater than justice."

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 20, 2014

"For us mortals, love is greater than justice."

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Love_Legolas_111
Jul 10, 2013

Annbel's family lives on the brink of poverty. It wasn't always this way, and even now it shouldn't be this way. All Annabel and her family, including her mother and two older brothers, have to do is work their share amount of time in the fields each year. But Annabel's mother and brothers refuse because they were once related to a wealthy merchant. To solve their problems without working, Annabel's brother arranges for her to be married off to a wealthy but extremely vulgar and gross baliff with no honor or respect for women. To escape her fate, Annabel goes to work as a servant for Lord Le Wyse, the mysterious and scarred overseer of her province. He is kind if at times moody and even lets her read from his Bible-a rare privilege in 1352 England. He even considers fulfilling her dream and sending her to a nunnery. But when a crisis strikes and Annabel is confronted, she finds love in the most amazing way. A fantastic tale of looking beyond a person's face and instead at what's on the inside.

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mcleod007
May 23, 2014

Sexual Content: Annabel almost gets rapped at one point, and a much older man makes sexual actions and words at her throughout the book-nothing overly obvious-but it could be frightening to a younger child. He never secedes in this

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