I was just about to publish book 3 in my Cinderella series, called “Beauty”, when I received in the mail a review copy of a book all about the variations around the world of animal brides and grooms. It seemed like fate. I’m going to read this to learn even more about the historical basis of the classic fairy tale and then do one final polishing round on my “Beauty”. My aim is to publish it tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!
I struggle with Beauty for many reasons, including 1) I don’t like that he has to “turn handsome” in the end for a happy ending, and 2) I don’t like that she often endures abuse by him in the hopes he’ll somehow change (which, given my stance on battered women, upsets me).