Reviewed by Tori
Once upon a time… …in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. (Goodreads)
Taken By Death (In Death #37.5) by J.D. Robb
Eve Dallas has her hands full when a wicked witch kidnaps a set of twins and Eve needs to find them before time runs out. A small niblet from J.D. Robb’s fantastic long running scifi fantasy In Death series. Paranormal suspense thrills and chills as Robb takes a page from the classic tale Hansel and Gretel and spins her own tale of murder, madness, and mayhem. A winner across the board.
If Wishes Were Horses by Mary Blayney
This delightful historical romance gives us a heroine whose penchant for trouble has her trying every bed and chair in this playful twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When her exploration leads her to the bed that’s just right, she’ll need to deal with the bear who isn’t too happy to find someone’s been sleeping in his bed. Fun and romantic, Blayney shows us that waiting for the perfect fit can indeed make your wishes come true.
Beauty, Sleeping by Elaine Fox
When a young inconsiderate man falls victim to the family curse, he will have plenty of time to think about his life and the choices he has made. When given the chance for redemption, his waking will depend on him. Elaine Fox beings us a sweet and unique retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Romantic and heartfelt, the story blazes with love, humor, and ends with a well earned lesson in morality.
The Christmas Comet by Mary Kay McComas
The spirit of giving is large in the heart of one young woman who risks everything to ensure her charges have the basic necessities to sustain them through tough times. Love, hope, and joy resonates through this modern tale that borrows from both The Little Matchstick Girl and The Star Money.
Stroke Of Midnight by R.C. Ryan
A young woman discovers more than her heritage when she travels to Ireland to research her past. Shades of Cinderella trim this delightful tale as once again the princess must stand up against her evil stepmother to fight for the love of her Prince Charming. A strong heroine and delicious hero makes this retelling a fun romantic read.
Mirror, Mirror is a fun romantic anthology that offers a moden twist on classic fairy tales, brought to you through five distinctly different but equally entertaining voices.