Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Befriending The Beast - A Family-friendly Fairytale about Trust and Love

 Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: "The king refuses to see you." Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn.

Time is running out for the decision that will change her life. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

My Review

If you've known me long, you know Amanda is a dear friend of mine, whose novellas are rich in wholesome plots and family-friendly characters. Befriending the Beast is Amanda's retelling of Beauty and The Beast and her latest novella. While there are many things I loved about Belle's story, two elements especially encouraged my heart. First was the deep ribbon of trust in God throughout the story. Belle faced real rejection from her father, yet it didn't quench her trust in her Heavenly Father. Even though she clearly stumbled and wavered in her commitment to love the man who should have loved and protected her, the faith she had in Christ kept and strengthen her to the end. For me, this story was the personification of what so much the Lord has taught me about trusting Him.

Second was the steadfast love Belle had for her father. Was it painful, yes. Did it look hopeless, yes. Did she do it perfectly, no. But a charity that never fails was the story's hero. I truly can't recommend Befriending the Beast enough and would highly encourage parents seeking godly fiction to consider it for your family library!

Click here to see the Befriending the Beast book trailer!

 About the Author
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com

U.S. Giveaway: Enter to win one of two paperback copies of "Befriending the Beast"

International Giveaway: Enter to win one of two eBook copies of "Befriending the Beast"

Other Befriending the Beast Reviews! 
Ride by these other sites for more information about this Christian fairy tale! 

September 30, 2016
Amanda Tero (book spotlight, giveaway)

Emily (review, giveaway) (http://zerinablossom.blogspot.com/)

October 1, 2016
Amanda Leite (review, blog tour, giveaway)

Emily (review, giveaway) (http://zerinablossom.blogspot.com/)

October 2, 2016
Kellyn Roth (review, interview) (https://reveriesreviews.wordpress.com/)

October 3, 2016
Faith Blum (review-hopefully-book spotlight, giveaway)

October 4, 2016
Faith Potts (book spotlight, review, giveaway)

Kenzi Knapp

October 5, 2016
Book spotlight
October 6, 2016
A.M. Heath
Book Review

October 7, 2016
Anika Walkes (interview, book spotlight, giveaway, book trailer)

October 8, 2016
Tarissa Graves (book review, spotlight) http://InTheBookcase.blogspot.com 

 Note: Some beliefs and views expressed in this book or in other material by the featured authors, may not reflect those held by HRH. As always prove all things and hold fast to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)


  1. Again, thank you and thank you, Kenz! :) :) I loved reading your review! Your summary was so beautiful! <3

    1. Aw, thanks, Amanda!! Watching what the Lord has done in Befriending the Beast (and what He continues to do) is a joy!! :)