ASIN #: B00FLF4JAG
File Size: 4074 KB
Page Count: 155
Copyright: January 20, 2014
Publisher: David Meredith; 1st Edition
(Taken from Amazon)
What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
We all know the story of Snow White. I don't know of any child, male or female, who isn't familiar with the recognizable tale. The Reflections of Queen Snow White is a story that takes place after the fairy tale has ended. Told in a series of reflections, or memories, we find out how exactly Snow White came to be in the forest, how Snow White and Prince Charming actually met, and what took place between the two of them after they were married.
While I enjoyed this more realistic tale between Snow White and Charming, I'm more partial to the fairy tale. I'd rather let my imagination determine what happened between the two after their marriage instead of reading about the problems they encountered joining their two countries. However, if you're the type that would enjoy the realistic version and reading about Snow White's naivety, her mental and physical anguish caused by her step-mother, or about her and Charming's marriage and their struggle to have a child, then this version would be for you.
*An ecopy of the book was gifted by the author via Amazon in exchange for an honest review.