Beautiful Beautiful: A Contemporary Fairy Tale

Beautiful Beautiful: A Contemporary Fairy Tale

by Heidi Garrett


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Once Upon a Time Today is a collection of modern fairy tale retellings for those who have already left home.

Kerrin Mayham's eye for beauty has shaped her life. Now a mother, she wants to teach her daughter that beauty can be both nourishing and treacherous. However, Mirabella is far too young to hear the truth of her mother's hard-won knowledge, so Kerrin wraps a fantastical bedtime story of magic shoes, enchanted oak trees, witches, and sad kings around actual events.

As mother tells the story and daughter interjects, Kerrin can't help but return to her past when she was at the pinnacle of her career as an independent film director. Seduced by a beautiful young predator, she takes a risk that puts her life in danger and shakes the core of her identity. Finally forced to ask the hard questions about the demons that drive her, Kerrin doesn't flinch. Her honest answers deepen her experience of life--and her eye for beauty.

The novella is a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "Beautiful." (Adult language & situations, no explicit sex)

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today collection and includes the three short stories:v

"The Girl Who Watched for Elves"

"The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes"

"The Girl Who Couldn't Sing"

Novellas in the Once Upon a Time Today collection:

Beautiful Beautiful

Dreaming of the Sea

The Tree Hugger

I Am Lily Dane

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988206854
Publisher: Half-Faerie Publishing
Publication date: 09/14/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Heidi Garrett is the author of the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

She's also the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. Heidi has also collaborated with B. J. Limpin on the yummy paranormal romance Cupcakes & Kisses!

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Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her e-reader. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

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