Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Genre: YA / Middle Grade / Fairytale Retelling
Series: Tales of Faith, Book One
Be sure to check out my review for the sequel, The Secret Slipper.
About the Book:
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? Read the rest of this entry
The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Fairy Tale, Romance
Series: Hagenheim / Fairy Tale Romance, Book Six
Most of us are familiar with the fairy tale of Rapunzel. Melanie Dickerson brings the fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot. Unlike most retellings, there is no magic or evil powers. We are only dealing with a woman who is twisted and wicked by her past and therefore tries to do it to others.
Seventeen-year-old Rapunzel lives with her mother, Gothel, in medieval Hagenheim. She can throw a knife, paint beautiful flowers and vines, sing beautifully, but there are two things that she’s afraid that her mother will never allow her to do. That is to learn to read and to marry. In fact, every time a man shows interest in Rapunzel, Gothel makes them pack up and move to another place.
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