Saturday, March 9, 2019

BEYOND STAIRS AND STARDUST by Pepper Basham, Reviewed by Kim

“Bravery is not walking confidently in the light, but keeping faith even in the dark.”

Pepper Basham has done it again! At 3% in, I was totally hooked on James and Stella’s story, which is loosely based on the story of Cinderella. I loved how Stella literally saved the day when her and James first met! That one scene, and the the conversation right after, is written so well that you immediately fall in love with both Stella and James. 
Speaking of James, he is just so...dare I say it?...charming. Sorry! I couldn’t resist, but he is! He is so nice, has a great sense of humor, and never lets Stella down. Stella is his perfect match! She is sweet, artistically talented - I really want to see her illustrations and handmade ornaments!- and brave and I love how she told the story of Cinderella to James’ sister!

This is the first story in the Finding Ever After compilation, which also includes stories written by Rachel McMillan, Ashley Clark, and Betsy St. Amant. 

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.

Back Cover Blurb:

Experience a touch of magic with these four fairytale-ish novellas that span over one hundred years. Linked by an illustrated book of fairytales, each novella is an enchanting combination of a beloved classic sprinkled with the author’s own brand of fairy dust.

Between Stairs and Stardust is set in 1913 Asheville, NC at the beautiful Biltmore Estate and includes a budding children’s book illustrator, an out-of-the box heir, and a teensy bit of Cinderella romance.

Entanglements has a Rapunzel twist and is set in 1920’s Boston between a reluctant heiress, a charming piano tuner, and a game of chess.

Twice Upon A Time is a Beauty-And-The-Beast inspired tale that brings a romance novelist back home to her family's pecan farm... and the ex-fiance she left behind.

Once Bitten is a nod to Snow White that includes a fake date with a handsome woodsman, seven geeks, and the world's best apple tarts.

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