Today we are celebrating fairytales and C.S. Lewis.
Well, I never tired of celebrating BOTH of those things, but also, Finding Ever After, a 4-in-1 collection of fairytale-ish novellas is FREE on Amazon through Saturday.
These stories will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart, and bring a little bit of ‘magic’ into the regular world.
About the book Finding Ever After:
Experience a touch of magic with these four fairytale-ish novellas that span over one hundred years. Linked by an illustrated book of fairytales, each novella is an enchanting combination of a beloved classic sprinkled with the author’s own brand of fairy dust.
Stairs and Stardust by me, is set in 1913 Asheville, NC at the beautiful Biltmore Estate and includes a budding children’s book illustrator, an out-of-the box heir, and a teensy bit of Cinderella romance.
Entanglements by Rachel McMillan has a Rapunzel twist and is set in 1920’s Boston between a reluctant heiress, a charming piano tuner, and a game of chess.
Twice Upon A Time by Ashley Clark is a Beauty-And-The-Beast inspired tale that brings a romance novelist back home to her family’s pecan farm… and the ex-fiance she left behind.
Once Bitten Betsy St Amant is a nod to Snow White that includes a fake date with a handsome woodsman, seven geeks, and the world’s best apple tarts.
Take advantage of this great deal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N16XXX8
Fairytales do not take away from life, but, in a real way, can enhance our vision. C.S. Lewis says, “He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted”
God created us with imaginations – the ability to see beyond the now and envision, dream, pretend of something more? Why do you think? Well, for one thing, imagination is involved in so many aspects of life…and faith. Heaven, love, our ‘future’ self, our dreams.
Just seeing kids with their back-to-school signs about what they want to be when they grow up, shows imagination.
Fairytales can also inspire us to face our giants in life by not steering away from the dangers, wounds, and heartaches, but helping us to see other adventurers- not too different than ourselves- fight, problem-solve, grow, and change to make it through the dangers, heal from the wounds, and strengthen even in heartache.
Another quote by Lewis?
“Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. . . Let there be wicked kings and beheadings, battles and dungeons, giants and dragons, and let villains be soundly killed at the end of the book”
So, in celebration of fairytales and Finding Ever After being ‘free’, I’m having a fairytale-ish giveaway.
Tell me which fairytale character you’d most like to be and I’ll put your name in the drawing for this little prize: A paperback copy of my novella, Between Stairs & Stardust, a Prince Charming candle created by Susanne Blumer of Sassafras on Sutton Bookshop, & a little fairytale-ish sign 😊
Don’t forget to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.
(The contest will run through Monday, September 2)