Category: fairy tales

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laurie Lucking & Common

Posted September 3, 2018 / 50 Comments

Today I am delighted to welcome Laurie Lucking to the blog to chat about Common, her Christian fiction young adult fantasy novel! An avid reader practically since birth, Laurie Lucking discovered her passion for writing after leaving her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mom. When she gets […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Tero

Posted June 10, 2017 / 34 Comments

I am so delighted to welcome one of my First Line Friday friends to the blog as an authorly guest today 🙂 Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unraveling by Sara Ella

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unraveling by Sara Ella

Posted May 26, 2017 / 23 Comments

Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson’s Young Adult Summer of 2017 Feature   Title:  Unraveling Series: Unblemished, Book 2 Author:  Sarah Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date:  July 11, 2017 Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy In the second installment of the Unblimished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after […]


Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: K.M. Shea

Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: K.M. Shea

Posted May 20, 2017 / 15 Comments

As part of the Excellence in Indie Publishing EPIC Giveaway going on this week, indie author K.M. Shea shares how going indie lets her write fairy tale retellings – and why she loves them! Hello, hello! K. M. Shea here – or Kitty as all my readers call me – […]


My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Retellings

My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Posted March 18, 2017 / 42 Comments

I don’t have much time for movies anymore (all about the books, y’all) but Beauty and the Beast remains one of my favorite Disney films. And of course, it’s based on a fairytale, so all the better! No matter what your feelings are about the latest live-action remake, the story […]


Author Interview: L. Palmer

Author Interview: L. Palmer

Posted March 9, 2017 / 6 Comments

Fairy tale retellings and remixes are among some of my very favorite things, so it’s safe to say that I’m intrigued by author L.Palmer’s Pippington series. L. Palmer has spent many years traveling fictional worlds and building tales of grand, epic adventures. When she was in the midst of a […]


My Fave Reads of 2016: Fantasy/Young Adult/Fairy Tales

My Fave Reads of 2016: Fantasy/Young Adult/Fairy Tales

Posted December 27, 2016 / 15 Comments

  It’s that time of year again!! When book bloggers from far and wide dust off their Goodreads shelves and look back fondly at the books they’ve read that year. And then we torture ourselves by trying to narrow those books down to a handful of favorites. LOL. Nevertheless, every […]


Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Posted December 26, 2016 / 14 Comments

Evangeline longs to be free, to live in the world outside the castle walls. But freedom comes at a cost. Evangeline is the ward and cousin of King Richard II, and yet she dreams of a life outside of Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love […]


Official Dream Cast (and a Giveaway): Unblemished by Sara Ella

Official Dream Cast (and a Giveaway): Unblemished by Sara Ella

Posted October 16, 2016 / 10 Comments

Unblemished by Sara Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Release Date: October 11th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Rating: 5 stars Synopsis: Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength? Eliyana is used […]


Book Review: Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Book Review: Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Posted September 30, 2016 / 5 Comments

What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ? We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 20, 2016 / 24 Comments

Inheriting the new title of margrave means Reinhart has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? Find out in the new medieval fairy tale, The Beautiful Pretender, by Melanie Dickerson. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Rapunzel by Jenni James

Review (and a Giveaway!): Rapunzel by Jenni James

Posted April 28, 2016 / 2 Comments

  Welcome to my second stop on the Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection tour with Singing Librarian Books. It is my great delight this time to spotlight & review book #10, also known as Rapunzel. Series: Jenni James Faerie Tale Collection Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytale, Romance, Young Adult Publisher: StoneHouse […]


Sunday Book Club: Fairy Tales

Sunday Book Club: Fairy Tales

Posted April 24, 2016 / 37 Comments

Everyone has enjoyed First Line Fridays so much (YAY!) that I decided to try another new – and hopefully fun – thing each week.  Most of the time, this blog is about my opinion lol. And, while I’m ever so grateful that you enjoy what I have to say, I […]



Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Posted January 26, 2016 / 90 Comments

The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.


Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Review: The Golden Braid (Fairy Tales #6) by Melanie Dickerson

Posted November 19, 2015 / 8 Comments

The Golden Braid has it all – adventure, romance, dashing knights, damsels who can save their own lives, faith, nostalgia-nods to series fans, even a mention or two of Thornbeck to tie in her other series. Most of all though, it has the warmth and heart with which Melanie Dickerson writes all of her books. C.S. Lewis famously said, “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” If you haven’t read one since childhood, may I suggest you start again now – and start with Melanie Dickerson’s Fairy Tales/Hagenheim series?


Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

Posted August 4, 2015 / 73 Comments

I am SO EXCITED about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme: Fairytale Retellings.  Why? Because I adore fairytales. Ever since my four-year-old self cascaded down the grand staircase at the Coronado Theater after seeing Cinderella for the first time, I have been a fairytale junkie. My Favorite Fairytale Retellings: (You will […]


Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Posted June 2, 2015 / 4 Comments

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ~C.S. Lewis My favorite fairy tale is still Cinderella. I loved it as a kid & I love it now – because of the beauty of the riches to rags to riches story and the idea that […]


Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

Posted May 2, 2015 / 3 Comments

Imagine this – Robin Hood meets Swan Lake meets Melanie Dickerson. If the thought that popped into your brain was “perfection”, then you already have a great picture of The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest!  Nobody but nobody retells a fairy tale like Melanie Dickerson, and this latest release may very well be […]