Monday, January 2, 2012

Book Review of The Merchant's Daughter


I adored this book! And lovers of historical fiction will adore it as well. It is obvious that Ms. Dickerson committed hours of research to the historical time and setting because the reader is immediately transported to the mid-1300’s in Glynval, England. Annabel Chapman, the heroine, will capture your heart with her sweet spirit, her quiet beauty and her earnest desire to read through the Holy Scriptures, learning as much as she can. The hero, Lord Ranulf le Wyse will induce sympathy in the reader as he has been wounded physically; however, his emotional wounds are far more damaging. As Annabel and Lord Ranulf grow closer together, they grow spiritually, also, realizing that God truly loves them and wants only the best for them.

The Merchant’s Daughter is captivating and on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 12.

 This is a book that you will want to add to your 2012 reading list. To help you with that, I have a copy I will be giving away in a drawing. Leave a comment telling me your favorite genre, and your email address and you will be entered for the drawing. Please don’t forget the email address – no email address – no entry into drawing. Drawing will be held onWednesday, January 11. Contest is limited to the US and void where prohibited.

This book was given to me by the publisher for the sole purpose of review. The opinions expressed herein are strictly this writer’s and in no way reflect the opinions of Zondervan Publishing, its employees or the author.


10 comments:

Melanie Dickerson said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, Edwina, and thanks for the wonderful review!!!

Pam K. said...

I love to read Christian fiction; however it would be hard for me to pick a genre within that since I equally like reading historical, contemporary, mystery, suspense, humorous, and chick lit. I am thankful Christian fiction has widened to encompass so many styles.
I read Melanie's first book, The Healer's Apprentice, and really enjoyed it, even though it was marketed as YA and I don't usually read those (I'm well above the age limit for YA!). I'm looking forward to reading The Merchant's Daughter and would be extremely excited to win a copy. Thanks for giving one away.
pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

LyonsLady said...

would LOVVVVVVVVVE to read this book....

LyonsLady said...

would LOOOOOOOOOOVE to read this book!!!

LyonsLady said...

sorry forgot my email,,,it is prayn@live.com

Merry said...

Great review, I think I will love The Merchant's Daughter. My favorite genre is historical fiction.
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karenk said...

i enjoy reading historical fiction...thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

I love many different genres, depending on what mood I'm in. Sometimes I want contemporary, sometimes historical, but I always prefer Christian fiction with strong female main characters.
This sounds like an excellent book and one that I want to read. Please enter me in the giveaway!
rrgreene62(at)gmail.com

Lauralee Bliss said...

I love historical romance!
Many thanks!

blissful63(at)gamil.com

JoAnn Durgin said...

I'd LOVE to win a copy of Melanie's book! I've been intrigued by it ever since I first heard. The cover is exquisite, and the Beauty and the Beast theme is one of my favorites. Please enter me in the drawing to win: jdurgin9587@att.net. Thank you! Waving to Edwina. Great to "see" you and read your review. Blessings, all.