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Blog tour Unnoticed by Amanda Deed

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5 - 9 June 2017

Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance

is Introducing


Unnoticed

(By Rhiza Press, 1 March, 2017)

ACRBA Tour Unnoticed by Amanda Deed

About the Book:
Plain Jane O’Reilly is good at being unnoticed. Detested by her stepmother and teased by her stepsisters, Jane has learned the art of avoiding attention. That is until Price Moreland, an American with big dreams, arrives in her small town.

Does she dare to hope someone might notice her?

However, Price Moreland may not be the prince that the whole town thinks him to be. Was his desire to be a missionary a God-given call, or just a good excuse to run from his past?

Complete with an evil stepmother, a missing shoe and a grand ball, Unnoticed takes the time-old Cinderella fairy tale and gives it an Australian twist.


About the Author:
Amanda Deed has penned several Australian Historical Romances, including The Game, winner of the CALEB Prize for Fiction in 2010. She resides in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne with her family, where she works full-time in her local church office.
Outside of work and family, Amanda loves to write stories filled with intrigue and adventure using her favourite themes as a backdrop: Australia, heritage, romance and faith. Her books include Unnoticed, Ellenvale Gold, Black Forest Redemption and Henry's Run. For more information, go to www.amandadeed.com.au.

My review
This is a sweet retelling of the Cinderella story set in 1877 Australia and with Christian overtones. As one who is not normally into stories that retell fairy tales, I found this an enjoyable read. I liked Jane and Price, the two main characters, even though at times I found their decisions a little mystifying. The scenes set in the dentist’s chair made me glad for progress made by modern day dentistry. The stepsisters and stepmothers are suitably nasty and uncaring but it was Jane’s father that I found myself getting most annoyed with.
I liked the way the old story is woven into a new setting and the way the story evolves.

Needless to say, just as in the original story not all runs smoothly or according to plan. I also found it a little hard to comprehend that people could not see past Jane’s clothes since she was, according to Price, her father and Aunt Ruby, beautiful. But then it is a fairy tale, so sometimes you just have to go along with the story and not get caught up in all the details. The majority of the story works extremely well and it is a lot of fun. The Christian message comes through clearly and romance is always on the agenda. Setting and characters are well drawn. An enjoyable read, I did think it was a shame that the letters scattered through the story were written in such feint type. That might make it harder for some older people to read. But as it is probably intended for a younger audience, I guess this shouldn’t present too much of a problem. As usual a lovely cover on this charming Rhiza Press book.



































About the Book:



Plain Jane O’Reilly is good at being unnoticed. Detested by her stepmother and teased by her stepsisters, Jane has learned the art of avoiding attention. That is until Price Moreland, an American with big dreams, arrives in her small town.

Does she dare to hope someone might notice her?

However, Price Moreland may not be the prince that the whole town thinks him to be. Was his desire to be a missionary a God-given call, or just a good excuse to run from his past?

Complete with an evil stepmother, a missing shoe and a grand ball, Unnoticed takes the time-old Cinderella fairy tale and gives it an Australian twist.












About the Author:




Amanda Deed has penned several Australian Historical Romances, including The Game, winner of the CALEB Prize for Fiction in 2010. She resides in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne with her family, where she works full-time in her local church office.



Outside of work and family, Amanda loves to write stories filled with intrigue and adventure using her favourite themes as a backdrop: Australia, heritage, romance and faith. Her books include Unnoticed, Ellenvale Gold, Black Forest Redemption and Henry's Run. For more information, go to www.amandadeed.com.au.
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