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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

#WaitingOnWednesday: The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon @carolynturgeon @TouchstoneBooks


Hi, everyone!


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:



TITLE: The Fairest of Them All
AUTHOR: Carolyn Turgeon 
PUBLISHER: Touchstone
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: August 6, 2013
FORMAT: Paperback, 272 pages
GENRE: Fiction, Fantasy
ISBN: 9781451683783

What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? From the author of Godmother and Mermaid, The Fairest of Them All explores what happens when fairy tale heroines grow up and don’t live happily ever after.

Living in an enchanted forest, Rapunzel spends her days tending a mystical garden with her adoptive mother, Mathena. A witch, Mathena was banished from court because of her magic powers, though the women from the kingdom still seek her advice and herbal remedies. She waits, biding her time to exact revenge against those who betrayed her.

One day Rapunzel’s beautiful voice and long golden locks captivate a young prince hunting in the forest nearby. Overcome, he climbs her hair up to her chamber and they fall into each other’s arms. But their afternoon of passion is fleeting, and the prince must return to his kingdom, as he is betrothed to another.

Now king, he marries his intended to bring peace to his kingdom. They have a stunning daughter named Snow White. Yet the king is haunted by his memories of Rapunzel, and after the mysterious death of his wife, realizes he is free to marry the woman he never stopped longing for. In hopes of also replacing the mother of his beloved daughter, the king makes Rapunzel his queen.

But when Mathena’s wedding gift of an ancient mirror begins speaking to her, Rapunzel falls under its evil spell, and the king begins to realize that Rapunzel is not the beautiful, kind woman he dreamed of.

I just love fairy tale retellings, and this one is on my Wishlist!


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4 comments:

  1. I've seen this around. And I agree. It sounds really good. Hope you'll review it.

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  2. *bounces* I showed this as a WoW early this year and totally agree it sounds so good! wonderful pick! My WoW

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