Before I tell you about The Merchant’s Daughter I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. I look forward to reading many wonderful books this year. Generally I’m not one to make a resolution but this year I’ve made an exception and actually made two. The first being, I want to read at least one book a week. Granted that’s not much of a stretch.:) Did you make a resolution? Now onto our book of the week, which is currently only $1.99 for Nook and Kindle, but you must purchase it today because according to Melanie it goes back to regular price tomorrow.
The Merchant’s Daughter is one of the best books I have ever read. Now that’s saying a lot considering how many I’ve read. The most surprising thing to me is that it’s a YA romance set in medieval times.
Melanie Dickerson’s new release is about Annabel, a merchant’s daughter, who is forced into indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf le Wyse. When her father dies and his ships are destroyed the family is left with little money and even less desire to work in the fields as required by their village. After three years of shirking their duty, the family is sentenced to pay a ridiculously high fee or one of them must be an indentured servant for three years.
Annabel’s brothers want her to marry the bailiff so he will pay their future fees and they won’t have to work, but Annabel refuses. Annabel’s dream is to live in the nunnery so that she will be able to read the Scriptures. She does not want to marry a man old enough to be her father. Feeling rejected and unloved by her family, Annabell agrees she will serve the lord and moves to his property.
I would love to tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil the story for you. It’s rare that I read a book I can’t put down, but this book is an exception. I almost read it from cover to cover in one day. The Merchant’s Daughter is a wonderful love story that I highly recommend. To view the trailer or to read more about The Merchant’s Daughter, visit Melanie’s website at