Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale

Glass Roses A Victorian Fairytale It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her happily ever after in a fairytale This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its re

  • Title: Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale
  • Author: Britain Kalai Soderquist
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her happily ever after in a fairytale This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its removal is incomprehensible But what if the magic is removed Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary After Eleanor rescues her stepsister FanIt is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her happily ever after in a fairytale This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its removal is incomprehensible But what if the magic is removed Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary After Eleanor rescues her stepsister Fanny from an attempted elopement, their father decides to remove the family to the Continent before Fanny s indiscretion can be discovered Eleanor finds the opportunity a welcome relief after a disastrous London Season, and is determined to set herself apart from her vain and scheming stepfamily A chance meeting at a ball earns her the attentions of the handsome Baron Rupert von Sch nfeld, a cousin to the Imperial Family of Austria He is enchanted by Eleanor s beauty, talent, and kindness, and Eleanor feels certain that she will soon leave her stepfamily behind for good But Fanny is angry over Eleanor s interference in her elopement, and gossip is a powerful engine for revenge As rumors begin to fly, Eleanor s only comfort is writing about her troubles to her cousin, Isabella Isabella, meanwhile, has an adventure of her own to share Her father has formed a friendship with the surly Duke William of Stirling His rough manners and intentional slights are irritating, especially to a proper young lady, but Isabella is than a match with a fiery wit of her own Then the Duke invites her father to visit his castle in the wilds of the Scottish countryside, and Isabella soon realizes that the Duke s prickly demeanor hides a kind heart and a mysterious accident from his past Her heart tells her to let the past rest, but her mind is not ready to give up on discovering the Duke s secrets, and her curiosity might keep her from the happy ending she desires In a world where etiquette reigns and fairy godmothers are noticeably absent, Eleanor and Isabella are left to sort out their own happily ever after endings with only their wits, good manners, and accomplishments Set in Victorian England and beyond, this retelling combines two beloved fairytales with the literary style made popular by authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bront.

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    • Britain Kalai Soderquist

      Author with SAGA Egmont, digital imprint of Lindhardt Ringhof Britain Kalai Soderquist published her debut novel Glass Roses A Victorian Fairytale in 2015 The novel began life on Wattpad, where the first draft has amassed over 135,000 views, and is featured on the site s official promotional page for ABC s hit television show, Once Upon A Time Glass Roses will be released later this year as an audiobook through SAGA Egmont, digital imprint of Danish publisher Lindhardt Ringhof.Britain lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband and three children When not writing, she can be found either chasing after said children or watching Psych re runs with said husband Her favorite ice cream flavor is peppermint, she enjoys crochet, is butchering her attempt to learn how to knit, and still attempts to put her operatic vocal training to good use on occasion Her ultimate goal as an author is to produce wholesome, entertaining books that can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.Follow Britain on Wattpad wattpad user britainkFollow Britain on Facebook facebook britainkalaiFollow Britain on Twitter twitter britainkalaiVisit Britain s Blog britainkalaibooks Visit Britain on Pinterest pinterest britainkalai

    714 thoughts on “Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale

    • It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her “happily ever after” in a fairytale But what if the magic is removed? Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary? This historical re-telling, written in the style of Jane Austen and the Brontes, transports its well loved heroines to the earliest days of the Victorian era across Britain and continental Europe, as two cousins and friends recount their experiences to one anoth [...]


    • This book was such a pleasant surprise! I stumbled across it in the Kindle store, liked the sample, and ended up very much enjoying it. Glass Roses cleverly combines two fairytales, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, retold in a Victorian setting—told through the letters exchanged by the two heroines, cousins Eleanor and Isabella. I love epistolary fiction, and the format works perfectly for this story. With Isabella and her father in Scotland as guests at the castle of a surly Duke who grad [...]


    • I am very happy to announce that the paperback edition of "Glass Roses" is now available. Once again, I will not give a review of my own book, but I will offer my sincere thanks to everyone who has had a hand in preparing this book for release. Special thanks go to Adelyn Sterling for the beautiful new cover. It is available for both the paperback and eBook releases.


    • I am the author, so I will forgo giving an actual review of my own book. I do want to say thank you if you decide to check out the book for yourself. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


    • Great pick for book club this month, and awesome to have the author in house! What a difference it makes to actually be able to ask your questions, and hear that the author has thoughtfully and consciously attended to her writing and is able to defend and explain her work and her choices. Soderquist was super down-to-earth and I loved that she didn't take it for granted that she deserves to have her book read. She was grateful to us and anxious to work hard as an author to earn our trust and our [...]


    • The author, Britian Soderquist, came to our book club. I have to say, I have a much greater appreciation for her book after listening to the author. This lady has four children. How she finds time to write is beyond me. I have to hand it to her. Although epistolary writing is not my favorite genre, I am glad we read this victorian fairy tale, very cute.


    • This book was a brilliant Victorian fairytale with all the swoonworthy romance you can expect for such a description. It was essentially a retelling of two fairytales, but it could have stood on its own even if I had never figured out what fairytales were being retold. When it comes to the characters, the author doesn't rely heavily on the characters of legend. She makes them her own and the stories are so much better for it.It had so much of what I look for in a romance: great characters, dream [...]


    • As the description will tell you, Glass Roses is a fairy tale without the one thing that makes a fairy tale a fairy tale: magic. There’s no curses or fairy godmothers. There aren’t monsters or witches. However, it still works. Actually, it’s kind of a refreshing take on the idea of fairy tales. It kind of empowers the classic “princess” into making their own happiness by taking control of their own lives instead of bowing to a mystic force to make things work out. The writing was good [...]


    • Fun and witty banter between two darling cousins who will delight you with their lives' stories. The fairy tales of their lives are well woven and enchanting. I was delightfully surprised at the imaginative way the stories unfolded and beloved old characters found fresh new charming identities. Love, love, love it and can't wait for her next book to come out.



    • Okay, first off I'd like to preface this review by letting you know that I don't normally like romance stories, nor fairy-tale retellings without the magic. While I like both romances, and fairy-tale retellings, I prefer my stories to have the romance in the background, and with magic interwoven in (I'm a fantasy girl at heart). With that being said. I absolutely loved this book. POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD:The story follows Eleanor (Cinderella) and Isabella (Beauty), who are cousins writing letter [...]


    • JANE AUSTEN LIVES!!I first read this story (and its awesome sequel!) on Wattpad, and I’m so jazzed to find Britain’s lovely tale made it to !Glass Roses is “Beauty and the Beast” translated into the Regency world, with lots of clever “Easter eggs” thrown in for those who know how to spot them. Without giving away the plot, this story delivers the familiar surprises those of us who pick up this kind of book crave and expect. Even if you think you’re not a fan of 19th century classic [...]


    • I heard about this book in a book group and was looking forward to having something to read while I traveled. This is a fun magic-less fairytale retelling of Cinderella/Beauty and the Beast set in the Victorian period. It was fun to see how Soderquist included elements of both fairytales without using them in quite the same way with which we are familiar. This specific kind of blending of genres was new to me, and I enjoyed it very much.


    • A wonderful story with likable characters and beautiful writing. I couldn't help but be drawn in by the fantastic plot, and there were more than a few times where I found myself either laughing out loud or gasping in surprise. If you like Jane Austen and fairy tale retellings, this is definitely your kind of book.


    • Cute mash up of Cinderella and Beauty and the BeastTold in the form of letters from cousins Isabella (Belle) and Eleanor (Elle).Very Jane Austenish vibe Well written - I especially liked Isabella's story.Maybe a tad too long



    • So, Britain's writing is absolutely beautiful. That's something I knew off the bat. (and figured would be true because I actually know Britain. She talks beautiful too and is very intelligent.) So it was a very pleasant read in that aspect.I loved the couples (ESPECIALLY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!) and I thought they were very cute. I got properly irritated with the conflicts in the story (I watch pride and prejudice with a Nerf gun so I can shoot people when annoying things happen.) So overall, I fe [...]


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