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Belle: An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
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"So heartwarming and charming . . . an Amish novel that is a twist on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast . . . beautiful and inspiring." —Harlequin Junkie

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.

"This was delightful! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of the Disney princess stories. This Amish twist on the story was terrific." —The Neverending TBR

"An interesting glance into Amish culture with a fairy tale romantic twist." —The Alley-Cat7
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Sarah Price. (2017). Belle: An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Zebra Books.

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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.

"This was delightful! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of the Disney princess stories. This Amish twist on the story was terrific." —The Neverending TBR

"An interesting glance into Amish culture with a fairy tale romantic twist." —The Alley-Cat7
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        In an Amish tale not quite as old as time, a young woman marries a disfigured recluse to save her family's farm. Can love blossom from such a thorny transaction?Just as in the more famous cartoon version of the story, Belle's father is an inventor who's struggling to keep his family afloat. However, when a storm strands him at the home of reclusive Adam Herschberger, his horse dead and his buggy damaged, he ends up selling the farm to the man the local community calls the Beast. After all, without these two crucial items, Belle's daed would be unable to support his daughters. When Belle decides to offer her services as a cleaning lady to Adam in exchange for his allowing her family to remain in their home, he suggests that the one thing he needs is a wife to bear him a son to leave his land to. Predictably, Belle agrees. Isolation has made Adam prickly and unused to interacting with people. He and Belle struggle in their first weeks of marriage. However, when Adam overhears Belle defending him to a townsman, he realizes her commitment and compassion and softens to his new wife. And realizing that Adam is capable of softening helps Belle persist in getting to know him. There's no magic in this particular adaptation of the fairy tale, and it seems like an unusual angle from which to explore a classic story. Are Amish people rallying for representation in romance? Putting aside the theme of Stockholm syndrome that runs through most "Beauty and the Beast" retellings, this could be satisfying for readers who don't like their kissing books to have much more than kissing.Fine as a chaste novelty, but it may leave non-Amish folks wondering if this is a variation that needs to exist.

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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.

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