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Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

Summary in a Nutshell: Little Red Riding Hood is one of the twelve dancing princesses and she is kidnapped by Robin Hood.
     Princess of Glass is the final book in Jessica Day George's Princess series.  I've read/reviewed the first two (Princess of the Midnight Ball and Princess of Glass) and I was excited to read this one (due in part to that gorgeous cover!).  This story centers on Petunia, the youngest of the twelve princesses and the only one who still truly enjoys dancing.  She was six when she and her sisters were cursed to dance nightly for the King Under Stone.  Unlike her sisters she was too young to remember life ever really being different so she doesn't have a problem with the dancing; it's just what she knows.  As the story begins, Petunia is on her way to stay with the Grand Duchess Volenskaya at her estate (which she somehow came to possess at the end of the Analousian war) when she is accidentally kidnapped by Oliver, leader of the band of masked…

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Princess of Glass is Jessica Day George's sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball.  It is a darker retelling of Cinderella, though oddly "Cinderella" is not the protagonist of this tale, mixed with The Twelve Dancing Princesses.  This story follows Poppy.  She is near the middle of the group of 12 sisters, has a twin sister named Daisy, and is a bit more spunky and sassy than the other princesses.  Following the events ending the Midnight Ball tensions are high between all the kingdoms of Ionia.  Poppy and her sisters are sent to various countries as part of a royal exchange program to re-enforce political alliances.  Poppy travels to Breton, the land her mother is from, to stay with distant relatives.  They have a servant named Ellen who seems completely useless.  Poppy and the family have a soft spot for Ellen.  That is until Poppy figures out Ellen has gotten mixed up in a bit of magic.  Poppy knows a thing or two about being cursed; she did spend a majority of her li…

Scavenger Hunt!

There is a Christian Fiction scavenger hunt going on with lots of chances to win free books! Go here to start your hunt!

***I am in no way affiliated with the scavenger hunt.  I just get really excited about free books :) ***

Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman

     Surprised by Love, the third installment in Julie Lessman's "Heart of San Francisco" series, was released on Tuesday.  I had high expectations going in. I've read Julie's first two series as well as the first two books of this series and I have loved them all (I'll post reviews of her other novels as soon as I get a chance to re-read them).   I finished it last night and I must tell you I was not disappointed.  This story follows Megan McClare, the "formerly frumpy" daughter of Caitlyn McClare.  I felt an immediate kinship with Meg because I was that pudgy girl with glasses and braces in school.  Fortunately for Meg, during her year studying in Paris she lost the baby fat, glasses, and braces and came back as a young woman who could match the beauty of her mother and older sister, Alli.  Two particular men take notice of Meg's transformation: Bram, her brother's best friend who has been like a big brother to her since she was seven, and…
Surprised by Love by Julie Lessman was released TODAY!!! Y'all have no idea how excited I am about this novel.  She is one of my favorite authors by far.  I started the novel after work so I should have a review up later this week.

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen Trailer (New Regency Romance)

Check out this trailer for Julie Klassen's new novel, The Secret of Pembrooke Park.  It comes out in December and I'm sooo excited!!

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

This book was not even on my radar (i.e. it was not on my to-read list on goodreads). I stumbled across it when I was wandering through the bookstore (a favorite past-time of mine).  The gorgeous cover caught my eye and I just knew I had to read this book immediately.  I don't care what the old adage says, sometimes you can totally judge a book by its cover.
Princess of the Midnight Ball is a retelling of the Grimm's story The Twelve Dancing Princesses (a.k.a The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces).  It's the story of Rose and her eleven sisters who are forced by an evil curse to dance every night in the kingdom Under Stone with the twelve not-quite-human princes.  Even when they are to ill to attend dinner they must still dance.  The king, like any loving father, was very concerned about his daughters continuous exhaustion and frustrated that not a single one of his daughters could/would tell him where they go every night.  Not to mention the fact that he could ill aff…

Hey Y'all

My name is Brittany and I'm new to this whole blogging deal.  I plan to use this blog primarily for book reviews.  My favorite genres are re-told fairy tales and christian historical fiction; so that's what you can expect to see reviews on.  One day I hope to write my own novel, but that day is pretty far off.