65 pages / 12,649 words
Beauty had been raised to believe that only one thing mattered - the way she looked. When her father informed her that she must care for a reclusive noble in order to counter a debt, she went without a complaint.
But things are not always as they seem ...
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Beauty - A Retelling with Strength and Courage is Book 3 of a gently cliff-hangered short story series. The series honors the original intention of the Grimm Fairy Tales - to present women of strength and courage tackling challenges which seemed insurmountable. With each new book a new heroine is interwoven into the story. The series sequence leads up to a happily ever after ending. The series is clean romance and is suitable for teens and up.
Half of all author's proceeds benefit battered women's shelters.
I publish my books one at a time to get feedback and suggestions as I go. If you prefer to read your stories complete, you are welcome to wait until the sequence is complete and then buy the box set. Either way, you support the cause!
I have been working on these stories for many years. As fairy tales are so integral to so many young girls' lives, it was critical for me to do my very best to present each heroine in a way which honored her strength and showcased her ability to stand on her own. I feel strongly that no woman should ever sit around waiting for a man to "rescue" them. They should not endure abusive behavior in the hopes that a man will change or magically become that prince.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
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