“Here’s where she meets Prince Charming, but she won’t discover that it’s him ‘til chapter three.” -Belle
Hello Goodie Two Shoes!
Last time I talked about the Disney movie that I watched the most.
This is the one that the little girl I babysit watched the most!
Belle was my favorite Disney princess growing up, The Tale of Beauty and The Beast was by first ever musical/play, and despite the weirdness of the story’s origins, it will always hold a place near and dear to my heart.
True loves kiss is a powerful thing. It can break a curse, or heal a broken heart.
Framed for the murder of the princess he loved, the wizard Lucien is imprisoned in his own tower and cursed to take a repulsive, snake-like appearance. His only hope of clearing his name is to break his curse by earning the love of another maiden, and to love her in return. But he wastes away, knowing that this could never happen.
Anelise has sworn off love since the betrayal of her lover, and focuses instead on running the household after her father’s ruin. When he returns from a last attempt to recover his merchant fortune with nothing but tales of a wizard in a tower who demands his daughter, she insists on complying with the wizard’s orders and returning with her father to save his life. Arriving at the tower, she finds that the wizard is not at all what she expected.
When her father is suddenly taken away by a mysterious and violent man – one who threatens both Anelise and Lucien – the pair must work together to save her father. Lucien must battle with hope as his growing affection for Anelise rivals his notions of true love, and Anelise must reconcile with the idea that perhaps hearts can heal, love is not for swearing off, and that hope can be found in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Aveline Brooke discovered a great love for reading and writing fantasy from a young age, and it has been a constant source of joy since.
Although she graduated with an Associate’s degree in digital design, she realized that her heart was in storytelling.
She is always working and learning to become A more skilled writer.
Aveline is a proud Catholic who lives with her husband, son and two cats in the American South.
She values family, cultivating beauty in out daily lives, and good food.
She is excited to share the journey as she gets closer to the official debut of her first novel, The Crown Prince Wretched.
Pre-order To Heal a Broken Heart.
Add it to your Goodreads.
Find Aveline at her website.
Okay, so before I get into the excitement, I have to mention this one thing: To Heal a Heart works just as well as To Heal a Broken Heart, if not better.
None of the other titles had two words after the “a”. I don’t think that this should be an exception.
If a heart needs healing, it’s unnecessary to mention that something is wrong with it.
We know. That’s why we’re going to heal it.
Anyway. If you read the blurb and the mentions of a scaled monster and merchant ships, that was actually in the original Beauty and the Beast story!
If was a very weird story, so I don’t know if I would recommend it, but I do love that Aveline is going back to the original.
I’m very interested to see how this one goes.
My prediction for my rating, I forgot how I phrased this before, is: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You’ve Reached the End!
Have you read the original Beauty and the Beast? What are your thoughts?
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed.
Stay fun! I’ll see you in the next one.