Book two in Accidental Enchantments. Prince Richard is cursed. Enslaved to a magic mirror, he must truthfully answer the evil queen when she uses it to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.All her life, Gretchen has been teased for being small. When she hears of a hidden farm populated by little people like her, she sets out to find it-and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. Lars in particular woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.Danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the beautiful princess, and is later compelled to tell the queen that she is not the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find them and destroy them.If either Gretchen or Richard are to have their happy endings, they must team up to break the mirror's spell before the queen kills them all...For another fairy tale retelling from Tia Nevitt, check out The Sevenfold Spell, available now! 43,000 words
Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying "good" fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia's prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation-which plays right into the evil fairy's diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she's willing to make?