Had Sheena got her hooks into him? She saw them together. He simply looked through her and walked on with Sheena. Her love turned to hatred. Then she met Paul again, in the restaurant where she worked. He asks bitterly about her hasty marriage. He learns the truth - Matthew is dead - nor did she love him.
Paul will have a bride and a baby. Briony felt well and truly claimed at last. It was a lovely feeling. Kate Bernheimer. New York: Penguin Books, New York: Masquerade Books, Kate Bernheimer wrote the introduction, and Gregory Maguire provides an additional forward. Many of the revisions experiment with various story-telling techniques, so the collection is not for those who want an easily recognizable retelling. Because the anthology is expansive, I offer a list of titles along with the story type or inspirational tale.
London: Pan, ; rpt. Feeling as abandoned as Cinderella, she finds godmother-like counsel in Val, who has been through the experience of having her parents divorce and who shares with Karen a book about the effects of such crises on children. With determination and well-focused work, Karen discovers that her problems are not the end of the world and that there can be personal happiness despite destructive family crises.
Magic Slippers. New York: Avon Books, Deep down, every woman believes that, if she wears just the right outfit, the perfect man will step into her life. Except it never quite works that way. Cinderella had her glass slipper. Dorothy her ruby pumps. Now here are three truly great pairs of shoes, each of which can transform even the most ordinary lady into a tantalizing love goddess - with a little bit of help … and the proper Prince Charming, of course. He was going up in flames. She was clad in an oversize khaki shirt that ended in the middle of her sleekly muscled thighs.
There were streaks of camouflage on her face and black leather combat boots on her feet. Those shoes! Blue and green luminescent platform heels - absolutely outrageous!
Her heart pounded, her breathing accelerated, and her eyes were blinded by a flash of light. A tempting siren assailed her ears: Buy me, buy me, buy me! New York: F. Lupton, Bridgham, Gladys Ruth. Boston: W. Baker, Brooke, William J. Though they smash the glass slipper, they do spend time with each other and take a few steps together at the end. But would Liza trust Beckett enough to take his money … and let him into her heart?
Passionate, powerful and provocative.
Not only gorgeous, rich, and eligible, Hitch was gentle, kind and thoughtful. I marvel at all the changes, yet one thing has never changed: the satisfaction to be found in reading a good romance. Twenty years ago our romances were somewhat different. They mirrored the times, as popular fiction usually does. Here you have it. Always, in a traditional romance. And I give this one to you with my blessings and my hopes for all our happy endings. Sincerely, Dixie Browning. Cinderella After Midnight. Toronto: Harlequin Books, ; rpt. But she falls in love with Adrian, who makes no move on her because he is poor.
But he can give the kind of kiss of which Roger Ivarley knows nothing, despite his wealth. So she agrees to marry Adrian, who turns out not to be so poor afterall. The Secret Garden. London, ; rpt. Lippincott, The garden, once an ashpit, serves also in loco parentis for motherless and ailing Colin as well. Sowerby, the incarnation of motherhood, appears almost magically in the garden in a fairy godmother, earth goddess role.
See Griswold, Audacious Kids pp. Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts. New York: C. Godine, Upon the death of her father by jungle fever and reversal of fortune, Sara is relegated to the attic, hard dirty work, and starvation, by the cruel Miss Minchin. The servant observes the virtuous girl and her persecution for two years, performing godmother-like services for her until the discovery of her true identity is made and she is restored to the privileges she deserves. A Garden Cinderella. Philadelphia: Penn, Carpenter, Helen K. The Cinderella Man. A Romance of Youth. Carter, Angela. The motif of time, so important in Cinderella, makes an appearance here as Wolf-Alice begins to gain an understanding of the passage of weeks and months after the onset of her menstrual cycle.
There she encounters a group of villagers who succeed in wounding the duke in an attempt to protect their dead. Everett] See the annotation for the film under Movies and Television. Cartland, Barbara. The Mysterious Maid-Servant. Bantam Romance New York: Bantam Books, Without the money for the operation her young brother might die.
Her wealthy employer, the Earl of Lyndhurst, might be kind and generous, but she could never accept his charity. All works out well for both the Earl and Giselda.
Then two strong arms drew her into the bed. The Earl held her very tight. He could feel that she was trembling, and her heart was beating as frantically as his. Oh, my darling, precious little wife, I love you! Now we are together, as I have always wanted us to be. There were no more mysteries, no more secrets, only love — a love stretching out towards an indefinable horizon. A Ring for Cinderella. Silhouette Romance Kate Greenwood is the boss of the Lucky Charm Diner, sister Maggie is the brains, and the youngest sister, Susan Greenwood, is a beauty who works hard as a waitress.
But instead of a tip, Zach Zowry, a handsome young cowboy, proposes marriage, in front of everyone, right in the middle of the Lucky Charm Diner. The marriage is to be brief and strictly on her terms: he simply needs a bride to soothe his dying grandfather.
his perfect bride Manual
Both Zach and Susan are virgins, but they find themselves falling in love in their pretend marriage as her selfless gestures and warm embraces turn the cynical rancher into an optimist with knots in his stomach, hoping to make a real future and family with his Cinderella bride, which he does. Stereotyped by T. Bath, N. Underhill, [between ]. Cinderella on the Ball. Dublin: Attic, Cole, Isabel.
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. A woman, always cold and alone, recalls her meeting of an exchange student from Norway when she was fifteen in a New York City school. When he returns to Norway, the boy tells her that he has a friend in Norway who wants a pen pal from America. New York becomes more real to her and she dreams of the fantastic shape shifter. One night she dares to wake up, turns on the light, and looks upon him as he sleeps.
She sees him in the shadows, but then he disappears. For three years she lives in confusion and exacerbated loneliness. Then she sets out in search of him, all the time uncertain of her identity as a woman, or just what it is that she desires. She goes to Norway and finds an empty house. A boy appears and seems to know that she is looking for the Brown Bear. The woman is ready to give up, but the mother tells her that she must continue the search, that the bear has lost his skin, and that he needs her.
The woman at last finds him, hidden in a dark room, his new human clothes off, asleep and bleeding. She picks up his clothes and then wipes him clean. He awakens and but does not seem to recognize her. She declares her love in English then flees. He pursues, and she recognizes him as the Norwegian boy from school. They walk on together in the cold, but she now is not cold.
The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes. New York, ; Reissued, Macmillan, Cinderella Nurse. A Signet Book. South Yarmouth, Maine: Curley Publishing, Rita Ambler was young, beautiful … and a Cinderella nurse. And she lost Glenn. It all seemed so long ago. Before she became wife to an alcoholic, mother to a son — and a widow. At twenty-four, life held no more surprises for Rita Ambler. Then came the accident that changed everything, that thrust Rita Ambler into the arms of Dr. Glenn Seabrook … the only man she had ever loved. Flyleaf: After the ball is over: What happens then? To an eccentric mother who finds her answers in the cards?
To the trusting little boy who is her fatherless son? Responsibility had become a way of life to Rita Ambler. In the name of duty she lost Dr. Glenn Seabrook. And now he had returned to Brianwood Hospital. Could she ever dare hope that he would still care? Was it too late to turn to Glenn now that she had accepted Dr. Cinderella Jane. New York: A. Burt company, Corbin, Cheryl. Johnson-Olin] Cotes, Mrs.
Everard Cousin Cinderella. Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz, ; rpt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Cowden, Bess Sherman. Cinderella from Hong Kong. Cripps, Arthur Shearly Cinderella in the South. Oxford: B. Blackwell, Crockett, Samuel Rutherford Cinderella: A Novel. London: J. He wrote 83 of them which appeared in numerous editions, some with introductions by R.
His Cinderella was carried by four publishers, including Thomas Nelson and Sons in their popular pocketbook series. New York: Silhouette Book, So when a mix-up at the local sperm bank unexpectedly made him a father-to-be, he gallantly stepped forward to marry shy beauty Susan Wilkins. It was a marriage in name only - until he gave his bride a soul-spinning kiss. Now his new wife was carrying his child and wearing a look of pure splendor. Could tough-as-nails Sterling open the rusty doors of his heart … and turn pumpkins into coaches for his Cinderella bride?
Nothing seems too big a challenge for steely Sterling, until he finds himself marrying Susan Wilkins — a plain-Jane librarian who wants only to have her baby in peace in this modern-day Cinderella love story. Harvey Kurtzman. May Christopher Barrel, suffering from ennui, comes home from work exhausted and bored to be waited on by his lovely, perfect-in-all-ways doll of a wife, who fixes him a drink.
Next day he can think of nothing but Barbie at work. He struggles with his fantasy and finally decides to apologize to Wilma for his infidelity. London: The Richards Press, Ltd. The king of Agatavara and his daughter live on the top of the highest peak. When the king comes down to the valley none dare look at him, for the people say he has a face like the sun and would blind them. Only one young man, the third son of an old sick man dared look. He was called Cinderella because he had two older brothers for whom he did things that they would never dream of doing for him.
He was a dreamer and did not mind the mockery of his brothers. As the old man is dying, he asks that his first son sit by him to ward off evil spirits on the first night, the second son on the second night, and Cinderella on the third. At night Cinderella goes to the foot of the mountain, but no horse can be seen.
He grows weak and prays to his father that not much life remains. Then a black horse comes out of the night. The sick boy clings to it as fire flames from its nostrils. They rise above the clouds. Cinderella smiles at the eagle and wipes away the blood. He puts a scarf around his head to hide the blood when he returns home. At twilight he returns to the forest. This time a grey horse appears and takes him up the mountain. The eagle is now grey and tears the scarf away. Then it is rumoured that the king has come down once more.
None can understand his melodious voice. His messenger comes to the house of the boys. He sees hardness in the eyes of the elder brothers and asks if there is anyone else there. The brothers point to Cinderella, whose mind, they say, is like that of a useless beast. The king leans over the boy who is pleased to see him. He now will go to the feast where the daughter awaits. Then the people see a horse of dazzling white rise into the air, carrying the boy beyond the clouds as an eagle with snow-white wings leads the way to the castle. Cinderella and the Glass Slipper.
London: David Bogue, London, New York: Putnam, , , etc. The wife dies, and after a few years the gentleman remarries. She then compels the daughter to do all the rough, dirty work as a slave for herself and her two daughters. She sleeps at the hearth and is called Cinderella. The Prince gives a ball, hoping to chose a wife. The stepsisters hasten to prepare themselves, but the mother becomes so fatigued that she has to go to bed. Cinderella helps the girls, making beautiful dresses for them and fixing their hair, enduring their fits of temper.
They hire a coach and set off. Poor Cinderella settles down for the night when her godmother, a dwarf, visits. She asks Cinderella if she would not like to attend the ball. Cinderella says no. So the dwarf tells her that if she cooperates she may be able to get her father out of prison. So Cinderella consents, fetches a pumpkin, mice, lizards, and rat. The dwarf makes a miniature pumpkin coach, using mushrooms for wheels, with rat for coachman, mice for horses, and lizards for attendants, linking them all together with string.
Cinderella is much amused. The dwarf proves herself a fairy, transforming everything into a splendid entourage. At the ball Cinderella thinks of her poor father, but has a good time nonetheless. The Prince gives her all his attention, but before twelve she slips away, leaving the Prince distracted. He orders a ball for the next night, hoping that she might return. On her way home Cinderella wonders what the godmother will do with the horses and carriage but is pleased to see them assume their diminished form. Next day hairdressers have raised their prices, so Cinderella prepares her sisters as before.
The fairy keeps her word and Cinderella attends the ball once more. The Prince proposes marriage to her but she says she must consult her father and friends. At midnight she flees, the Prince in hot pursuit.
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She loses a slipper and, as he stops to pick it up, she hides in one of the passages, then slips out in her scullery clothes, followed by the mice pulling the pumpkin. The Prince searches for her but she gets home unnoticed; the pumpkin arrives just as the Prince rides by. Later she sees him pass again, despondent. Next day the Prince announces the quest for the one whom the slipper fits. The Chamberlain comes, the stepsisters try, Cinderella asks if she might try, is mocked, but then is given the chance.
The Queen sends for her at once, but Cinderella tarries, forgiving her stepsisters, cheering them up with prospects from the court, and greeting her father, who the fairy has gotten released from prison. The father and godmother go with Cinderella to the Palace, Cinderella now in her fine clothes. The King is delighted to see her father, who was an old friend. The Queen accepts the dwarf into her court. The dwarf then debates with the King the evils of alcohol, even in moderation.
It sets a bad example for the kingdom. So he agrees to have a dry wedding. The festivities last several days. The Cinderella Deal. A Loveswept Romance. Playing the prim and proper bride-to-be was a lark to the dazzling storyteller, but once she glimpsed the touching vulnerability Linc tried to hide, pretense turned into temptation.
Could she find a way to make their fairy tale last? In a deliciously funny and touching tale of opposites attracting, Jennifer Crusie warms hearts and tickles funnybones from start to finish! Daisy had made him believe in wondrous possibilities, drawn him into a world of passionate abandon, but was he brave enough to give her his love? Imagine what that smile could do in Prescott.
Make a note to have her smile a lot in Prescott, he told himself. She stuck her hand across the table, and he took it. Her grip was firm and warm. A cat kicker. An elbow grabber. A head patter. Dalton, Emily. Sign Me, Speechless in Seattle. She wishes she could write Aunt Tilly for advice herself as she finds herself, an American, falling in love with this tall, blond, and charming Englishman, who wears ties, heather gray suits, and tails, while she wears sweats and sneakers.
What do I tell him? He sees her even better than she sees herself. She could tell that he loved her even as much as she loved him. The kiss, sexy as ever, added emotional dimensions she had not anticipated. She was Cinderella at the ball. She was Meryl Streep at the Oscars. She was a somebody. Cinderella Summer. New York: Harper-Collins, Her father is seldom home, her stepmother is distant, and her stepsister treats her like an unwelcome intruder. Still, as the summer grows shorter Anne realizes she misses Perry Island - and Ryan.
And when summer ends, Anne must choose between her two worlds and the boys who live in them. Anne stopped in her tracks, shocked by the angry tone of her voice. Anne felt her cheeks growing hot with anger. She would keep trying to fit in. She only hoped she had the strength to continue. Our goal is to present realistic stories about girls in true-to-life circumstances, with relationships and problems that readers will understand and appreciate. Tell us how we stack up against your other favorite books.
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Trapped in his heated stare, Catrina knew Patrick saw through her flimsy disguise. Come midnight, would he expose her masquerade … or would this magical night last until dawn-and beyond? But he was still behind her. But she had no illusions about what Patrick Callahan felt, even if he did. Skittering down the steps, she felt her spike-heeled shoe come loose.
It hurt. Deliberately, she kicked the shoe off and left it on the step. Like Cinderella. Backcover and come-on blurb. Saving Cinderella. Months ago, rancher Grayson McCall had impulsively married single mom Jill Brown to rescue her from a bad situation. Now Jill — and her little boy—arrived in Montana desperate for help once more.
She needed a small favor — for Grayson to arrange their divorce! But when he took his wife into his arms, their kisses were longer and stronger. Would Prince Charming let his Cinderella go? Or would he claim her for more than one night? Ten more days of him and Jill rubbing up against each other, the way two people inevitably did when they shared the same space. Ten more days of bumping into her in doorways, of watching the way she ate and the way she laughed and the way she so tenderly kissed and hugged her son.
There was something about being married. He kept thinking about what marriage meant. It meant sharing. Sharing their space, as he was doing with Jill. Sharing their stories. Sharing their lives … And marriage meant one more thing, too. It meant sharing a bed. Finding Her Prince. Duty-bound to serve his country, Prince Stephen Serkin-Rimsky readily agreed to marry a beautiful stranger to safeguard the throne. Even if it meant turning his back on what his own traitorous heart most desired!
He was standing beside her, and Suzanne felt the warmth of his forearm against her wrist. She noticed the way his smile lit up his whole face. Maybe here, at last, was someone else who cared about her orphaned niece. The songs you sing to her. Snow white, Blood Red. Tolkien, and Jane Yolen to lament the decline of story-telling as an enterprise of cultural exploration for adults as well as children.
If two or three men sat down to write each what the sonata meant to him, what approximation to define the idea would be the result? A fairytale, a sonata, a gathering storm, a limitless night, seizes you and sweeps you away. The law of each is in the mind of its composer; that law makes one man feel this way, another man feel that way. To one the sonata is a world of odour and beauty, to another of soothing only and sweetness.
To one the cloudy rendevous is a wild dance, with terror at its heart; to another a majestic march of heavenly hosts, with Truth in their center pointing their course but as yet restraining her voice. Black Thorn, White Rose. How many readers know that Cinderella transformed her life of servitude not with the help of talking mice and fairy godmothers, but with the force of her anger, sharp cunning, and wits?
Disney movies and films like Pretty Woman illustrate the failure of commercial America to catch the essense of the fairy tale. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears. The Tenth Annual Collection. New York: St. Black Swan, White Raven. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, Cinderella and Other Stories. The two gentlemen decide to become sponsors of this Cinderella — this Annie Crehan, who cleans and makes beds on the eighth floor of the hotel at a poverty wage. But they are detained in the elevator by the elevator boy who plans to marry her and describes their life together as blissful.
The elevator boy remains in possession of his Annie, and she remains ignorant of her talent, but presumably happy. The Lion and the Unicorn. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. The Granger brothers left behind their family's Virginia estate-and the bad memories it holds-years ago. But their dying grandfather's request brings them home: Five of today's hottest romance authors unleash the passionate thrills of new love in one sizzling original collection Two neighbors secretly yearn to get a whole lot closer. An adult hotline operator meets a man straight out of her private fantas James does something totally out of character-she has a one-night stand with a seductive stranger.
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