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About The Book...
Imagine what might happen if our most beloved fairy tale princesses were the best of friends and had the dreams, dilemmas, and libidos of the modern woman. How would their stories unfold after the wedding bells stopped ringing? Set in a fictional realm based on New York City, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER sprinkles women’s fiction with elements of fantasy, and encourages readers to rethink everything they know about happy endings.
Years after turning her husband from beast back to man and becoming his queen, Belle finds out she’s finally going to have a child. But before she can announce the wondrous news, she catches him cheating and watches her “happily ever after” go up in flames. Turning to her friends for the strength to land with grace, she realizes she’s not the only one at a crossroads:
Cinderella, a mother of four drowning in royal duties, is facing her 30th birthday and questioning everything she’s done (or hasn’t) with her life.
Rapunzel, a sex-crazed socialite and one-woman powerhouse, is on a self-destructive quest to make up for 20 years locked away in a tower.
Penelopea, an outsider with a mother-in-law from hell, is harboring a secret that could ruin everything at any moment.
One part Sex and the City, two parts Desperate Housewives, and three parts Brothers Grimm, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER picks up where the original tales left off—and reimagines them a la Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. With the wit of authors like Jennifer Weiner and the vision of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the women of DESPERATELY EVER AFTER rescue each other from life’s trials with laughter, wine, and a scandalous new take on happily ever after.
About The Author...
Like so many women today, I grew up on Disney films and fairy tales. But as wonderful as these were at the time, they always left me wondering what came next. How did Cinderella feel ten years down the road, when her iconic ball gown no longer fit and she had four kids, royal duties up the wahzoo, and a husband who was hardly ever around? How long did it take Beast to return to his old ways when he no longer needed Beauty to break the curse?
My debut novel, Desperately Ever After, takes our most beloved fairy tale princesses, makes them the best of friends, and imagines what happened when the wedding bells stopped ringing. At its core, it’s about honesty and friendship, and how one can never work without the other.
In addition to writing books, I am a freelance journalist and blogger, and enjoy traveling, hiking, and playing with my 92-pound, ridiculously energetic, four-year-old puppy.
So as a little girl I loved all the disney princesses, all of them, still do, as I now get to relive their stories all over again with my daughter, but being an adult now it was slightly less believable than when i was little so when I read Desperately Ever After I was so happy that finally there is a fairytale for women.
I thought the premise of this book was fantastic, such a stunning idea to turn these beautiful princess into not only a more believable characters but to turn them into characters that are relatable, that are funny and you genuinely become attached to them. In the synopsis it mentions its one part sex and the city, two parts desperate housewives and three part brothers grimm, this is seriously the best way to describe this book. its real, its full of humour and problems women face in everyday life not just in magical kingdoms.
It really says something when an author can make you relate to icons like Cinderella & Belle. She took much loved classics and gave us the real story, the scary, funny and down right unforgettable story! I thoroughly enjoyed this book & I can not wait to get my hands on sequel! I was hooked on this book from the first page.
Finally we can all find out what happens after their happy ending!
5 Magical Stars
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