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.
Belle : An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, was such a unique twist. I love reading about the Amish lifestyle.
It took me a little bit to get into the story but I immediately loved the characters. Belle is such a sweet character, and I knew I was going to like Adam quickly. I think the romance aspect was done nicely, Belle and Adam’s relationship grows over time and through small acts of love and devotion.
Reasons I loved it :
- Belle deals with her emotions well and helps Adam learn to work through his past.
- Their couple moments were so cute and precious 🙂
- The community isn’t perfect and depicts all real life situations and behaviors.
I enjoyed this retelling immensely and considering the amount of retellings I read I didn’t expect to be surprised by Belle ; I was however wrong. Belle turned out to be the perfect retelling.
The ending was perfect! Anyone who has to listen to me babble about books knows I love happy endings 🙂 I can’t wait to try the other books in this series written by Sarah Price.