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Monday, February 8, 2010

Sprinkle In The Fairy Dust

Howdy Folks,

Do you know how much I love fairy tales? Have I forgotten to mention that lately? Okay, if I have, let me reiterate: I LOVE FAIRY TALES! I even love retellings of fairy tales / mythology (as many you already know).

Here's some of my favorites:

Beastly by Alex Flinn (re-telling of Beauty & The Beast)

Belle by Cameron Dokey (again, Beauty & The Beast)

A Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn (The Sleeping Beauty)

Midnight Pearls by Debbie ViguiƩ (The Little Mermaid)

Scarlet Moon by Debbie ViguiƩ (Little Red Riding Hood)

Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey (The Ballad Of Mulan)

Anyway, those are just a few, but you get the idea. Another series I like a lot are these:

Shadow Of The Bear, Black As Night, Waking Rose all by Regina Doman (Can you guess which fairy tales influenced these books? In Order: Snow White & Rose Red, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, The Sleeping Beauty).

Fairy Tale Weddings by Debbie Macomber contains 2 novellas by Macomber that are fairy tale retellings... one: Cindy And The Prince (Cinderella) and the other is Some Kind Of Wonderful (Beauty & The Beast).

There's something about fairy tales that make us all believe in magic again. Sometimes I feel like as adults we lose a little of that as we grow up. As writers, we're able to recapture some of that fairy dust and sprinkle it on our stories, and as readers we still seek it out.

We like that happily-ever-after and the magic involved. A little magic in our lives is a good thing. It helps us believe in hope and recognize that wonder still exists in the world.

So go ahead, indulge in a bit of your own fairy tale. Find that happily ever after. Savor the joy.

What's your favorite fairy tale (or retelling)?

Have A Twinkling Tuesday!

2 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite. I love the moral to the story. :-)

Bethany said...

Shannon,

It is a good story and I recommend the retellings I listed here. :-)