Monday, March 17, 2014

Bellflower & Fairy Slippers by Amber Stokes

About the Books
BELLFLOWER: Short Story Prequel to Forget Me Not
Spring 1880
Annabelle knows only one way of life. Jacob knows only one way to feel secure. When their paths cross in a Western mining town, can they find a way for love to bloom? Discover the story behind two hurting hearts in this short but sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
FAIRY SLIPPERS: Bonus Short Story Companion to Bleeding Heart
Spring 1888
Margaret is fragile. Zachary is tough. Both are lonely. Will a dance in a redwood lumber town bring them together - or drive them apart forever? Discover the continuing story of the cook from Bleeding Heart in this short but sweet retelling of Cinderella.

My Thoughts
I posted a review for Bellflower awhile ago but the author decided to combine it with another short story and release them together so I'm going to repost my Bellflower review along with my Fairy Slippers one!
Bellflower
This review is going to be rather short, because this is a really short story! But it's being short didn't make it any less awesome! I enjoyed both Annabelle and Jacob's characters and while their relationship was quick and not what you'd call normal it was really sweet! I especially liked some of the things Jacob did and the fact that Annabelle loved to read! All in all a great little prequel!
Fairy Slippers
Amber never fails to write a beautiful story no matter how short it may be! I loved this short story about Zachary and Margaret! Zachary was a great character in Bleeding Heart and I loved watching him find happiness with Margaret. I also really loved the slight references to Cinderella without it being obvious, Amber did a great job of retelling this fairy tale in a very unique way! I highly recommend this!


Meet the Author
Amber Stokes has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a passion for the written word - from blogging to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. After her brief time at college in Oregon, she is now back home among the redwoods of Northern California, living life one day at a time and pursuing her passion via freelance editing and self-publishing.

GIVEAWAY
In celebration of Fairy Slippers’ first appearance in a published ebook, Amber is giving away a horse & carriage beaded bookmark from Belle on a Budget—so one lucky reader can enjoy a bit of Cinderella charm! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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2 comments:

Amber Stokes said...

Aww, your review of Fairy Slippers is so sweet, Abbi! I'm happy you enjoyed Zachary's little story and the subtle fairy-tale feel. :) Thank you so much for posting that along with reposting your review of Bellflower! *Hugs*

~Amber

Abbi Hart said...

Amber-Thank you and you're welcome!

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