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The Peasant’s Choice by Charis Bell: A Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Blurb: One small choice can forever change a life.

Wilber is a quiet but loyal orphan with physical and emotional scars. He has chosen to be silent.

Frederick is a naïve but kind prince. He has chosen never to wear his crown.

One shared, tragic past explains both their choices.

Caught in the middle of all their secrets, Amber, a playful adventurer, must make a choice of her own: she must battle social status, questions of conviction and identity, and love to determine who she really is and what she really wants.

My Thoughts: I was provided with a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for a honest review.

This is the 2nd book I have read within the last couple of months by this author. Though I did prefer the first book, Ridiculously Proud: Diary of a Diva, I still thoroughly enjoyed this story too and would still highly recommend it.

Before I get in to the book I would say that the writing style needs slight improvement with keeping in the correct tense and minor errors in spelling/grammar here and there, but as this is the first book by this author, it is something that will naturally improve (an improvement I can see in the author’s other book). Saying that, I very much enjoyed the scene descriptions at the beginning of most chapters – beautifully written, like poetry, and setting the scene well for the reader.

A Peasant’s choice follows Amber, a beautiful, adventurous peasant who shares a lovely and strong friendship with her ‘secret guardian’, Wilber. However, after an accidental meeting with Prince Frederick, Amber is invited to become a member of the palace where she will be taught the ways of royalty, in hopes that one day she would become the bride of Frederick, and the next Queen of Maplecheradith. I felt that as Peasants, their language should be ‘simple’, yet I found that Amber and Wilber spoke just as well as royalty and in my eyes, it could have been a good idea to allow Amber’s use of the English language to improve throughout her ‘royal training’.

The love triangle between Frederick and Amber, and Amber and Wilber continues throughout the story but in my opinion, is cleverly managed in the sense that it isn’t like all the other love triangles you find in romance stories.

The characters you are meant to like are likeable, and the characters you are meant to dislike are just that, dislikeable, though there are not many dislikeable characters. I think it was a difficult choice for Amber to choose between Frederick and Wilber because they are both just as nice and as romantic as each other really.

Would you choose to live as a Princess with a handsome Prince who could give you everything you wanted? A Prince who, when he becomes King, you know will care for his Kingdom in a way you would be proud of. A life full of horse riding, jewels, comfortable beds and good food.

Or…

Would you choose to live as a peasant, with a handsome peasant who you have known for most of your childhood. A peasant who is your best friend, somebody you can trust completely. A carpenter with strong muscles, who builds you your dream house. You won’t have money, you won’t have luxuries, but you’ll have each other.

Who would you choose?

This is yet another enjoyable, cheesy romance from Charis Bell – perhaps she has already found her niche. I got some slight ‘The Notebook’ by Nicholas Sparks vibes when reading this book… perhaps if Charis Bell continues to write these beautiful stories, we might yet see them on the Cinema Screen. She is most definitely an author I will be following and keeping up to date with to ensure I am informed of any book releases in the future and hope I’ll be reading Charis Bell books in years to come.


The Peasant’s Choice is available on Kindle for just £2.49 here: The Peasant’s Choice eBook: Bell, Charis: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Thanks for reading!

Geeliz ❤

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