Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Enchanted Beauty Review!
Enchanted Beauty hasn't been out for long, but already the reviews are coming in! This one is from Rose at Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction, who gave it a stays on shelf rating!!!
Here's a portion of what she had to say,
Enchanted Beauty by Marly Mathews has an entirely new twist on the oft-told tale of Beauty and the Beast. The sprightly twists of magic, a handsome and cursed wizard, an evil king and a wicked sorceress queen lend new and exciting plot elements which keep the reader on her/his toes. Using Annabelle as a naïve and untrained sorceress was an interesting play to the old story line, and Malachi and his possessive but sincere character as a partner added the sparks. For the two of them to make life work, they must find out the truth, not only about their monarchs, but about themselves as well. For Malachi, understanding what went down between his cousin and her deplorable lover was only half the battle. To have the strength to let Annabelle go to her father, the Evil King Roland, took a lot of love and trust on his part, and a lot of faith on Annabelle’s newly found love. Having two people so intrinsically different in background and putting them in such peril was an unexpected delight. As the characters worked through their issues of love, trust, anxiety of separation, and finally discovering the truth about themselves and those around them, they and their story encompass a totally unexpected depth. I found Enchanted Beauty to be a wonderful read, one that is interesting, compelling, well written, and delightfully innovative. For those who like faerie tale romances with a twist, Enchanted Beauty is the story for you. This is one I can highly recommend for your keeper shelf.
Reviewed by Rose
Thank you, Rose for the fantastic review!