- File Size: 1528 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Publisher: Rhiza Press (March 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XBWXLP3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#2,609,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #302 in Books > Teens > Literature & Fiction > Religious > Christian > Historical
- #727 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations
- #1490 in Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations
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The author did a great job with bring life and compassion from the readers towards Jane's step-mother. We learn about her history and struggles that she went through at a younger age. The questions about the choices she made and the motivation behind her actions was address by the aunt. That was helpful. It was one thing I truly liked about the book.
Our Prince Charming was Price Moreland. He moves to Australia to help move God’s work forward, but earns his living by being a dentist/barber. He is like a missionary, but not a full-time type. He works and seeks for opportunities to talk and share about God’s work. He runs into prejudice and discrimination from the town folks, when he brings an 'Asian' man to church service. He tries to show compassion, but his own personal struggles get in the way. When things become to difficult for him to deal with, he rather avoid confrontation. He, for lack of a better phrase, runs-away. He did it with his family in the Americas and he does it again with his relationship with Jane.
So there were a few positive things I liked about the book. The characterization was written well. The personal growth and development of our two main characters was well paced. I liked the relationship that Jane had with her aunt and the spiritual strength she would give her.
Now there were some parts of the book I just skipped over, because I couldn’t keep reading pages and pages of internal struggle with spiritual matters. I just couldn’t do it. You can call me a heathen if you must, but it just felt redundant.
However, the book is good for anyone that once a clean family friendly story.
I give the book 3 hearts. Not bad, but I will most likely not read again.
Jane O’Reilly is our Cinderella figure, the unloved daughter forced to take second place to her stepmother and stepsisters—all ugly in attitude if not in looks. The description of Jane brings to mind a young Nicole Kidman, so she’s far from the Plain Jane people call her. But she doesn’t see that. She also doesn’t see that beauty is as much about who we are on the inside as on the outside, nor does she understand that God sees her and loves her for who she is. She doesn’t have to be beautiful.
Prince Charming is Price Moreland, an American who has left the country of his birth with noble intentions to bring the gospel to Australia. At least, that’s what he tells himself. But he’s soon distracted by Jane, who he thinks of as anything but plain. It’s good to see a romance where the hero and heroine both have personal faith journeys.
What raised Unnoticed above other fairytale retellings was the way the character histories were woven in. Not just for Jane and Price, but for Mrs O’Reilly (and her sister, the family cook), and Mr O’Reilly. It showed their neglect and mistreatment of Jane wasn’t because of any wrongdoing by Jane, but was a product of their own backgrounds. I especially liked the way I didn’t feel manipulated into feeling sorry for Jane’s parents.
The writing was solid, although there were a few places where it wasn’t as strong. But these are insignificant in the face of an excellent fairytale retelling with a unique historical Australian setting.
Thanks to ACRBA and Rhiza Press for providing a free ebook for review.