The Beauty Series by Carol E. Keen

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The Beauty Series by Carol E. Keen

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About the Books

Beauty for Ashes

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Jazz is being forced to move and her mom has given her a major task to accomplish. She has to pack up the attic. What Jazz finds in the attic changes her life in ways she never imagined, and opens her up to life altering possibilities.

Monstrous Beauty

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Ethan’s father was a piece of work, to put it mildly. His father managed to become quite wealthy before he died, yet he left Ethan deeply damaged in more ways than one. Can the love and care of a strange young woman with a past of her own free him, or is he doomed to never change?


My Reviews

Beauty from Ashes

Although quite cheesy, I absolutely love this romantic fairy tale. I was mesmerized by Jazz as she explores a trunk in the attic filled with mysterious items. Carol E. Keen does not give all of the details away at once which inspired me to continue reading out more. It follows your typical Cinderella tale, but with a few twists and turns that you wouldn’t expect coming.

This is perfect for girls of ages because it is a story that will draw you in. There are also beautiful lessons about trusting God no matter what life your way.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Monstrous Beauty

Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite Disney movies. Due to that factor, I’m a huge fan of retellings. There are a lot of changes in this story, so it’s not your typical Beauty and the Beast tale. It was well done. It’s so much fun and personally this is my favorite of the two books so far. Carol Keen’s changes to the story make it completely her own original story which makes the story even better.

It’s a beautiful love story, but it’s not necessarily an easy one. They have to work for their relationship and honestly, I think this was perfect. Plus, just when you think it’s coming along nicely, another twist comes along causing more strife. You wonder if this relationship is even going to happen in the first place.

This is perfect for girls of all ages. There are valuable lessons throughout the story and the author makes sure to point the readers towards God. They are beautiful and can develop meaningful conversations. I wonder what the next fairytale will have in store. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here waiting anxiously for it.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

About the Author

Carol E. Keen currently resides in Alabama with her husband and family. She spends her time writing, reading, working on photography, and working with her much loved critters. She started creating stories to share with others at the age of two years old. She was published for several years in FAMA magazine (Freshwater And Marine Aquarium) as a contributing editor. She published her first book on CD, called Simply Seahorses. She is overjoyed to be publishing her fiction to share with you now. Carol currently has more books in the “works”. Please feel free to follow her for updates.

On a personal note: Carol really enjoys coffee and a good book.

Guest Post from Carol E. Keen

Can you believe it? I’m on my second tour with Celebrate Lit! Wow! I’m floored and happy and close to tears too. I have to say a HUGE thank you to Sandy and Denise for their encouragement and patience and help.

Today we are talking about my first series, The Beauty Series. The first book, Beauty For Ashes is the very first published fiction book that I have released. It started out as a contest entry. When it didn’t make the winning selection, I expanded it and had several trusted people read it. It was well received over all, and so I braved the scary world of navigation Amazon and published it.

Beauty For Ashes is based on Cinderella, and it was a challenge to write. I had always had some questions about why certain things weren’t covered in that story, so in my version, I added them. I answered my unanswered questions. I also have always felt that Cinderella had to be Christian to survive what she did and still be who she was.

My third published book is the second book in this series, and one of my favorite fairytales of all time. Monstrous Beauty is based on Beauty and the Beast. As with Beauty For Ashes, I always felt a “back story” to what drove the Beast was missing. In this version I have added all that, as well as having other answers to why “Beauty” was in this situation to start with. How would either of them relied on God to get through their situations?

I had a lot of fun writing Monstrous Beauty, and I’m looking forward to the next book I plan to write in this series.

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure, and please feel free to ask questions!

Blessings, Carol 🙂

Blog Stops

August 11: A Baker’s Perspective

August 12: Eat, Read, Teach, Blog

August 13: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

August 14: Back Porch Reads

August 15: Pause for Tales

August 16: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

August 17: A Greater Yes

August 17: inklings and notions

August 18: Karen’s Krayons

August 19: Blossoms and Blessings

August 20: simpleharvestreads

August 21: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

August 22: The Power of Words

August 23: Cassandra M’s Place

August 24: ArtisticNobody

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Carol is giving away three ebook copies of the Beauty Series with bookmark. Enter the giveaway here: https://promosimple.com/ps/a180

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