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Unnoticed: Beauty For Ashes

Amanda Deed

Unnoticed: Beauty For Ashes

Amanda Deed

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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.



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About "Unnoticed: Beauty For Ashes"

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.


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Meet the Author

Amanda Deed

Amanda Deed grew up in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Raised in a Christian home, she came to know Jesus at an early age and before the age of 20 was following a passion to serve Him through music and worship, eventually gaining opportunities to tour Australia with a worship band. In 1997, she married Morry and their first child was born in 1999. Soon after that they moved to Darwin for five years, where Amanda served further in music ministry which sometimes took her into remote areas of the country. It was during this period that she discovered a passion for writing and began to seriously pursue it. With three young children, the Deeds have now re-settled in Melbourne's South East where Amanda can focus on her family, her writing and involvement in the local church worship team.

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Excellent Australian Cinderella Story
5 stars By Iola, Jun 24 2017
Unnoticed is a Cinderella story, although there were also hints of Pride and Prejudice in the characterisation of Mr and Mrs O'Reilly-at times, Mrs O'Reilly made Mrs Bennett seem astute and intelligent, and Mr O'Reilly made Mr Bennett seem like an attentive father. 

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.
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Cinderella in the Australian Bush
4 stars By Meredith Resce, Mar 23 2017
We all love a Cinderella story - the forgotten child, used and mistreated by a stepmother and two vain step-sisters. And of course, there must be a handsome prince.
Amanda Deed has included these elements in her new novel 'Unnoticed', but we are not in fairy-land, we are in the Australian bush, and our handsome prince is in fact a runaway son of an American railroad mogul. He's set himself up as a barber and dentist in town, and hopes to connect with the people in a way that will lead to preaching the love of God to them. Our Cinderella is overlooked and neglected by her step-mother, but in this story, her father is still alive. He's just disconnected as a result of his grief losing his wife. 
I found this story to be enjoyable - I love Amanda Deed's genuine representation of Australian bush life. I was a little disconnected with her main character because of the persistent weight of insecurity that caused her to shy away from people, especially the one who is trying to show how much he loves her. Still, who doesn't love a happy ending. 
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  • Catalogue Code 477367
  • Product Code 9781925563061
  • ISBN 1925563065
  • EAN 9781925563061
  • Pages 306
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Rhiza Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank #18864
  • Dimensions 0 x 0 x 0 mm
  • Weight 0.316kg

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