Do you like fairy tales? I’m a huge sucker for them! I’ve watched just about every fairy-tale retelling out there, including Disney’s latest version of Mulan.
It should come as no surprise, that with my love of fairy tales, I wanted to give them my own spin, and I did just that with my newest series, The Fairest Maidens! The first book, BEHOLDEN (just released!) is loosely tied to Cinderella. BEGUILED (releasing in October) is developed around Snow White. And BESOTTED (releasing in November) is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
After reading and watching so many fairy-tale retellings over the years, I realized I had a huge challenge ahead of me in making The Fairest Maidens series unique enough that the books would stand apart from other retellings. Now that reviews are coming in, readers are weighing in on how the first book, Beholden, compares.
One reader said: “With sweet romance, powerful sacrifice, and amazing inspirational characters and lessons, Beholden is a wonderfully unique take on the classic Cinderella story.”
Another said: “Containing many elements from the classic fairytale Cinderella, Beholden goes above and beyond adding adventure and plot twists while keeping the love-conquers-all theme that we all love.”
And here’s another: “Cinderella is not my favorite fairytale, but this story is a completely new take on the classic tale and is better for it.”
If you love fairy tales, I invite you to give the series a try and let me know what you think!