Friday, September 30, 2016

"Befriending the Beast" release day!

Hey y'all! So . . . guess what releases today?! This amazing, wonderful, darling book!! :D

~About the Book~
Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: "The king refuses to see you." Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn.

Time is running out for the decision that will change her life. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

~My Review~
5 stars
I'm not one for fairy-tale retellings, but this one was absolutely beautiful! No magic and no romance was just ... astounding. I would have told you it was impossible to have a fairy tale without at least one of those components. But this book did just that. 
I adored the fact that the father, not the suitor, was the beast. It was just so unique and so not what I was expecting! And for a short story, you really got to know the characters quite well!
The faith message of the book came through crystal clear, but not preachy in the least, and the family relationships were so beautifully done! So far it's my favorite of Ms. Tero's books!

~About the Author~

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

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  1. I'm about 1/4 way through this one – hoping to finish it today! Great review! :)

  2. 5 stars! I'm honored! :) Thanks for "having me" on your blog, Jesseca! :D

    1. I loved it!!! And you're welcome; thanks for coming!! :D