Book 1: Beautiful Beast
One night Calli and her friends decide to go on an outing to see the monster of Monster House where he roars each night at sunset. But in the midst of viewing the monster Calli and her friends are found out. Everyone escapes, but Calli who hits her head and passes out. After awakening from her fall, Calli can either be charged for trespassing or take a bribe offer from the beast’s father, get payed to move in and befriend the beast and receive private tutoring. Calli accepts the bribe in order to get the money, which her father badly needs. As Calli grows closer to the beast, he accidentally learns of the bribe his father offered her. Will this ruin everything, or once all details are brought to the open, will their friendship continue to turn into love?
Book 2: Red and the Wolf
As a children Ruby Hood and Rafe Wolf were the best of friends. One night, when they have matured into teens, Rafe kisses Ruby and everything changes. Not long after the kiss, Ruby discovers that Rafe has left their mountain home, Piera. Overtime Ruby learns that Rafe doesn’t plan to stay in touch with her either, breaking Ruby’s heart. A few years later as Ruby happily works in her friend’s bakery, she learns that Rafe will be returning. During Rafe’s absence, his brother Lowell has become Ruby’s friend. As much as Ruby likes Lowell, he just isn’t Rafe. With Rafe’s return, will Ruby learn about secrets that the Wolf family has been hiding? Will this along with Lowell’s persistence end their friendship and love, or will it bring them closer together?
Book 3: Snow White
Snow White lives with her wicked and selfish step-mother, Katarina. One evening Katerina feeds something to her that paralyzes her, making her easily moveable for Hugo, the huntsman. Hugo has been instructed to take her into the forest and kill her by cutting out her heart, placing it in a box, and taking it back to the wicked Katarina. Once in the woods Hugo must prepare for the kill. Unbeknownst to him, Snow’s paralysis is no longer in place, so she escapes into the woods. Here she comes across seven dwarfs who become her friends, as well as Prince Phillip and the other townspeople. Katarina learns that Phillip has been cursed with blindness because after originally loving Katarina, he rejected her when he realized all she cared about was herself. Is Snow the girl spoken of in legend that will break the curse allowing the people in this hidden kingdom to finally escape? Will Snow be able to overcome Katarina’s curse and finally be able to marry her love, Prince Phillip, or will Katarina play a nasty game causing Snow to die?
Book 4: The Unmasking of Cinderella
Amella or “Cinderella” as her step-mother, Iona, calls her has a pretty dull life. She spends her time cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, and homeschooling herself. One day while at the laundromat Amella meets Dayla who later is supposedly sent from the school board to be her tutor as a homeschooler. Another day at the laundromat, Amella meets Char, who quickly becomes her friend as he comes to see her when she does laundry or when she is at the public library studying. A masquerade invitation is sent to Amella and her step-sister, Dina. Dayla gets Amella’s step-mother to agree that she can go if she gets her chores done and finishes her homework. When Amella shows up to go to the ball with Dina, both Dina and Iona shred tear an old dress Amella made up to go to the masquerade in. With Dayla’s help though, Amella still attends the masquerade in a beautiful dress and masque. But little does Amella know that Char is really the popular Charles Jacob Charmaine. When Amella turns eighteen she is taken to live with Iona’s sister. Will Char be able to find her? Will the web of lies tear about who Char is tear the two apart or will their friendship and love bring them together in the end?
Book 5: The White Swan
Odette and Victor were once in love. That is until he went away to school and he stopped writing. Now he is back in town and Odette has mixed feelings about the situation, especially when he wants to take her out on a date.
Odette’s twin sister Odile has been missing for several months now. When Victor discovers this he tells the twin’s mother that he will search for Odile. Little do they know that Victor’s supposed best friend Benno, a sorcerer, has taken Odile away to an enchanted lake and cursed her to become a black swan during the day and a human at night. Odette only discovers this when she herself is taken to the lake and cursed to become a white swan by day and a human by night. Benno has convinced Odile that if through his sorcery she pretends to be Odette and obtains Victor’s love as Odette, he will set her free.
Will Odile continue with this setup or will she recognize how this will wrong her sister? Will Victor’s search for Odile be in vein or will he find her? Everything is not as it seems. Will Benno win in the end or will Victor rescue Odette and Odile?
Red and the Wolf
The Unmasking of Cinderella
The White Swan
Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She lives with two daughters, and three dogs. She also has two sons and two daughters-in-law. She volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures. When she’s not writing, reading or answering emails she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home (yes, she rides a Harley and no, you'd never know it to look at her!).
These quick read novels, as part of the Enchanting Fairytales Short Story series, are entertaining and delightful. Cindy has recaptured and retold popular fairytale stories, twisting them into tales that teen girls delve into and will fall in love with. Written in the present, this contemporary romantic-fairytale series will excite readers, making them want more fantastic and enjoyable reads from Cindy. I would recommend this novels to all lovers of fairytales, young or old.
Series: Enchanted Fairytales
Genre: fairytale, romance, retelling, contemporary, short stories
Publisher: Cindy C. Bennett
Publication date: Book 1-April 25, 2012; Book 2-; Book 3-; Book 4-; Book 5-
Number of pages: Book 1-86; Book 2-; Book 3-; Book 4-; Book 5-
Grade level: 6th+
Books in the series:
2-Red and the Wolf
4-The Unmasking of Cinderella
5-The White Swan
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