by Robin McKinley
Released: June 30, 1993
Series: Folktales #1
Published by HarperTeen
This was a beautiful tale of love and family and I enjoyed every word and I am sure I will be rereading it in the future~ Under the Covers
Beauty Huston has always hated her nickname, it seems at total odds with her skinny and plain appearance and with sister as fair as she is plain it seems a cruel joke. But despite their differing looks the Huston family are close and loving and when their fortunes change for the worse they stick together and make a life in the country. But, one night Beauty’s father gets lost in the forest only to come upon a mysterious castle where he makes a terrible mistake and must repay steeply with one of his daughters…
I have been meaning to read this book for a while and I am so glad I did, I quickly devoured the tale of family and loose and love and it left me hungering for more. What I found fascinating about this book was the way it was written, it felt like an oral tale that had finally been written down, ready for some one to pick up and read a loud.
But, I am a huge romance junkie and I loved the parts where Beauty and the Beast were together and Beauty slowly overcomes her fear of him and starts to see beyond just his terrifying appearance and to the lonely man beneath.
This was a beautiful tale of love and family and I enjoyed every word and I am sure I will be rereading it in the future!
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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