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Book Title: Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale|
The author of the book: Britain Kalai Soderquist
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.68 MB
Edition: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: March 11th 2016
ISBN 13: 9781519113696
Read full description of the books:It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her “happily ever after” in a fairytale. This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its removal is incomprehensible. But what if the magic is removed? Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary?
After Eleanor rescues her stepsister Fanny from an attempted elopement, their father decides to remove the family to the Continent before Fanny’s indiscretion can be discovered. Eleanor finds the opportunity a welcome relief after a disastrous London Season, and is determined to set herself apart from her vain and scheming stepfamily. A chance meeting at a ball earns her the attentions of the handsome Baron Rupert von Schönfeld, a cousin to the Imperial Family of Austria. He is enchanted by Eleanor’s beauty, talent, and kindness, and Eleanor feels certain that she will soon leave her stepfamily behind for good. But Fanny is angry over Eleanor’s interference in her elopement, and gossip is a powerful engine for revenge. As rumors begin to fly, Eleanor’s only comfort is writing about her troubles to her cousin, Isabella.
Isabella, meanwhile, has an adventure of her own to share. Her father has formed a friendship with the surly Duke William of Stirling. His rough manners and intentional slights are irritating, especially to a proper young lady, but Isabella is more than a match with a fiery wit of her own. Then the Duke invites her father to visit his castle in the wilds of the Scottish countryside, and Isabella soon realizes that the Duke’s prickly demeanor hides a kind heart and a mysterious accident from his past. Her heart tells her to let the past rest, but her mind is not ready to give up on discovering the Duke’s secrets, and her curiosity might keep her from the happy ending she desires.
In a world where etiquette reigns and fairy godmothers are noticeably absent, Eleanor and Isabella are left to sort out their own “happily ever after” endings with only their wits, good manners, and accomplishments. Set in Victorian England and beyond, this retelling combines two beloved fairytales with the literary style made popular by authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë.
Read information about the authorI recently published my first official novel, "Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale." I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. The novel has over 85,000 views on Wattpad, and is featured on the site's official promotional page for ABC's hit television show, "Once Upon A Time."
First drafts of all my novels, including "Glass Roses," can be found on my Wattpad profile page. I decided to write the first draft of each new story as a serial because I like being able to engage with readers chapter by chapter. It is also a great way for those of you who are new to check out samples of my work for free--always a good thing! Here is the link if you want to check it out: https://www.wattpad.com/user/britaink...
Also, I keep storyboards on Pinterest for each new story I start working on, so feel free to check out that profile as well: https://www.pinterest.com/britainkalai/
When I am not writing or editing, I am chasing after my two kids and watching "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" with my husband. Sometimes I like to spontaneously burst into song (having studied vocal performance in college). Peppermint is my favorite ice cream flavor, I enjoy crochet, and one day I would love to see my daughter curled up in a chair reading something that I wrote. Ultimately, my biggest goal as a writer is to create things that parents feel comfortable letting their teens read (and that they enjoy reading too). Literature can have a profound influence on the developing minds of young adults, and I want the messages in my books to be uplifting and positive.
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