The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson.
Read my review of Melanie's first book, The Healer's Apprentice.
Romance:Kissing, attraction, flirting, admiring, loving/liking someone, hugging, talk of marriage(brief and not of improper things) ,touching.
Bad Romance:Lord Le Wyse's wife loved another man when she married him(for his money) and continued to love him and do wrong things with him. A couple servant girls flirting and trying to seduce Lord Le Wyse, trying to hurt someone because they didn't want to marry you and to kiss them.
Violence:A fire, bad burns, yelling/arguing, injuries(lost an eye, mangled hand), the villagers riot, someone being in a coma after trying to hurt a girl and in defense was hit in the head with a rock that also caused memory lose.
Other:Superstitions, uncaring family, a priest that didn't know God and spoke falsely.
What I Thought:I love this author! If you asked me which of these two books were better..I couldn't say. I loved both of them. The characters are strong and they are good retellings too. This one was the retelling of Beauty And The Beast.
Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.
I got this book free from the publisher.