A Victorian Twist on Beauty And The Beast
Bold and brilliant, Georgiana has a gift for fixing machines—from clocks to carriages—while her father has a penchant for finding trouble. In an accidental fire, Georgiana and her father scar the once handsome face of Lord Pichon, cousin to the queen.
Rumors of Georgiana’s gift raise her family’s status. Her incomparable beauty captures the eye of many gentlemen and the wrath of Lord Pichon. Abandoned by his peers and alone in his cold castle, Lord Pichon is determined to enact revenge.
When Georgiana’s father makes a terrible mistake, she sacrifices herself to pay his debt—as a lowly maid in Lord Pichon’s castle.
Her wit and warmth begin to thaw Lord Pichon’s estate, making him question his version of the past. Will her kindness break the beastly lord or will he hold her family hostage forever?
My thoughts: In a time where a woman was suppose to know her place and stick to what society expected of her, Georgiana has had to break out of the mold of what society expects in order to help her father thrive after the death of several members of her family. Left with just her father to take care of, Georgiana does what she is best at, fixing things.
When she offers to pay her father's debt to the bitter Lord Pichon, both of them must come to the realization that that not all is as it seems.
I found this story interesting, since it mirrors one of my favorite fairy tales, but in a way that makes it unique and like a whole new story. The characters are interesting, though the story dragged a few times for me, since I wanted to help the characters along on their discoveries. This is a fun, fairy tale retelling to pick up and enjoy!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.
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As a young girl most of the fairy tales talked about beauty as the only attribute but when Disney came out with Beauty and the Beast, my world was rocked. For the first time the heroine was a woman with a brain and a plan. I began researching the fairy tale and read every version. When my youngest daughter was born (with dark hair and big beautiful brown eyes) I named her Isla Belle. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of writing a Beauty and the Beast retelling. And finally, that dream as come true.
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