It doesn't take long to decipher which fantasy princess this well written retelling is about. With a heroine beautiful both inside and out, and her rescuer willing to put his life on the line for her, this story sweeps you off your feet. The details and twists hold you captive as you wait to see if Sophie is really the duke's daughter, and if she and handsome Gabehart will escape alive with their heads and hearts intact. Read this lively, passionate book to find out that God's plan for two young people may not be what everyone would expect.
Ever wondered what it was like to ride a mystical polar bear? To have the North Wind for your grandfather? Or to have to save your love from non-living trolls? Experience those things firsthand through the eyes of Cassie, a fire-headed, determined lass who wins the heart of a powerful being, and then loses him when she needs him the most. Become a loyal fan of Cassandra and this smooth read as you travel with it in the land of ice.
A beastly lord. A beautiful lady made a servant. Throw a slighted bailif into the mix, and you have a marvelous retelling of Beauty and the Beast. "A Merchant's Daughter" holds its own with humorous dialoge, spine-tingling threats, and love that's formed from beauty that is not outward, but inward. Read the book for yourself, and who knows what other lessons you can pull from its script.
We all know and dream about Peter Pan and the lost boys, but do we know what happens before Wendy arrives? This is Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell's story. Tiger Lily is found under a bush as a baby, and adopted by the tribe's shaman. But always the tribe people whisper about the silent, strong girl behind her back. Tinker Bell's curiosity draws her to this brave, prickly girl, and the two embark on a strange and sad adventure. Tiger Lily falls in love with the most unlikely of beings, a pirate loves her enough to kill her, mermaids are mean, and Peter Pan can't really fly, but that doesn't make him any less of a boy. Your heart will be squeezed and trampled on along with Tiger Lily's as you read this book. I'm grateful for the happy ending, but indignant over the trials Tiger Lily and Tink had to go through in order to get there.
'I am just a woodcutter's daughter.' Rose is convinced that she will never have a love that her friend Hildy fantasizes about all the time. After all, she is just a poor woodcutter's daughter, now the healer's apprentice. So when she has to help care for the injured Lord Hamlin she refuses to entertain any daydreams about him, or his kind manner, or his deep blue eyes... She knows that he is engaged to the mysterious princess who is nowhere to be found. Despite herself, she begins to fall in love with him. When she finally realizes this fact, will it be too late? The plot thickens as an unexpected turn of events threatens the safety of everyone Rose has come to care for.
Arthur Christmas was a delightful movie for the whole family. It is basically about Santa, the elves, and his children. When one little girl is missed Arthur, Santa's youngest, goes to extremes to be sure that her Christmas is perfect! Although it seems little kidddish I can guarantee that you will love it!
In the beginning of this wonderful book, you find it a little difficult to identify with Lady Lilah. She is nearly a princess after all. But as the tale dangerously spins on, you learn more about the heart of the girl. Follow this young lady through an almost magical land, as Lilah grows and learns what it means to be a true friend and leader. From sword-fighting to balls, and revolutions to bandits, The Spy Princess is an excellent read that at the end settles around you like an assuring, if brief, embrace.
Miri, now a teacher in her mountain village and a lady because of her graduation of the Princess Academy, has the opportunity to travel to far off Asland for Princess Brigit's wedding. But there are more than bridal preparations going on at the capitol. Secrets about revolutions and the power of linder are revealed. The question is forced upon Miri: will you choose the people or your friend that is in the way? Frustrated, Miri cannot seem to choose one or the other. She battles lies and guns in this captivating account, that sometimes reads a little choppily. But I superbly enjoyed this sequel, and recomend it to anyone with a taste for a good fantasy. Take a journey to the "Palace of Stone".
Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip
Rating: Good (4)
In this mixed retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Tam Lin", you meet Rois. She's a wild beauty, living near woods that are supposedly under a forgotten curse, when the estate's heir abruptly returns. Corbet Lynn's origins are as mysterious as himself. Rois can think of nothing else but saving this stranger she loves from his grandfather's curse, while her engaged sister Laurel can think of nothing but Corbet. Patricia McKillip's writing is elegant and intriguing, and you will bite your nails over the love mix-ups. But beware: the ending is not quite what one would expect.