Book Review: Happily Ever After Collection (Timeless Romance Anthology)

Title: Happily Ever After Collection
Authors: Jessica Day George, Julie Wright, Sarah M. Eden, Julie Daines, Heather B. Moore, Annette Lyon
Series: A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 20
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: October 24, 2017

Book Summary:
Six brand new fairy tale romance novellas by Jessica Day George, Julie Wright, Sarah M. Eden, Julie Daines, Heather B. Moore, and Annette Lyon.

MAIL-ORDER PRINCESS by Jessica Day George: Elise flees her small kingdom and arrives in the New World with only her two trunks and seven swans—her seven brothers to be exact. But Elise will do anything to get her brothers away from their cruel stepmother’s curse, even if it means accepting the long-distance marriage proposal to a former count turned farmer.

THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER by Julie Wright: When Isa meets Thomas Rumple, she is quickly infatuated with his good looks and natural charm, until she learns his true identity. Due to a wild claim by her insufferable father, Isa’s life is threatened by the king if she can’t spin a room full of straw into gold, and Thomas may be the only one who can save her.

THE PEBBLED PATH by Sarah M. Eden: Deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, Gretel trades her freedom to save her beloved father from the spell of an evil enchantress. Even attempting to escape would cost her father his life. Gretel’s determination to fulfill her promise wavers when she meets Hansel, a young man who captures her heart. For, she loves him too dearly to put his life in danger, and he loves her too much to simply leave her to her fate.

BLACK FERN by Julie Daines: Rós is desperate to find work in order to care for her ailing father and younger sisters. She applies to the mysterious owner of a crumbling castle and is soon swept up in dark secrets. Unsure if the owner of the castle is man or beast, Rós determines to help him at all cost. She soon discovers that the cost may be too great, even for her.

SCARLET by Heather B. Moore: When Scarlet needs to fetch a healing tonic on the night when the wolves are at their most dangerous, she has no choice but to apply to her nemesis, August, for help. He agrees to help her, but they encounter a pack of wolves that put up a fierce fight, marking Scarlet as their newly targeted prey.

SO RARE A POWER by Annette Lyon: Stella knows she’s taking a risk each time she meets Patrick in the rose garden that they’ve cultivated together. And no matter how much her mother will disapprove of their relationship, Stella can’t deny her feelings for him. When the Snow Queen steals away Patrick to drain him of his powers of creating beauty and life, Stella must decide what she’s willing to risk to rescue him.

I was very excited to read this collection since I love fairy tale spin offs. Here’s what I thought of each of them:

Mail-Order Princess: I was super excited to read this story since I love her books, and I don’t think I’ve read a story by her in any of these collections. I was intrigued by the story from the start. I liked the characters and how the magic fit in with the story.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean

The Miller’s Daughter: This was a cute story. I liked the main characters, especially Thomas.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean

The Pebbled Path: This was in interesting take on the story of Hansel and Gretel. This story had great characters and great character development.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean

Black Fern: This was an interesting twist on Beauty and the Beast. And I loved it. I especially loved the main character. This was my favorite story out of this collection.
Rating: 5 stars
Content: Clean

Scarlet: This story was very different than the original Red Riding Hood, but it had certain elements from the original. I really liked this story
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean – passionate kissing

So Rare a Power: I really liked this story. It was an interesting spin off of the Snow Queen. It had great characters and great descriptions.
Rating: 5 stars
Content: Clean

Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean
Source: Review Copy

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Comments

  1. @InspiredKathy I know you said the content was clean, but would you say it would be alright to give a 13 year old girl? My daughter is really into fairy tales and fairy tale spin offs. She’s also expressed an interest in reading romance. Thank you.