Enchanting Tales is a series of fairy tale re-tellings with a Regency setting.
The stories are all set in the same world but each book can be read as a stand-alone. So, if you enjoy your fairy tales with a twist on the originals, a dash of humour thrown in but without any naughty bits, read Enchanting Tales today and lose yourself in a world of sweet romance.
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A re-imagining of the the classic fairy tale The Frog Princess
Henrietta cherished her uncomplicated life - until the day she discovered an ogre living in the forest.
Lady Henrietta Pemberly could think of nothing more depressing than being wooed for her inheritance. In fact, if a dragon-slaying knight in shining armour wasn’t to be, she was quite content to skip merrily towards spinsterhood.
Unfortunately her interfering sister Prudence has other plans and before Henrietta can say ‘What bloody tournament?’ she is being paraded before a bevy of armour-clad knights as the tourney prize.
When the handsome and charming Sir Hardwick wins the right to court her Henrietta should be delighted. After all, other than the lack of dragon-slaying skills, he is everything her girlish dreams had ever conjured. So why then, when faced with the prospect of marriage to her captivating suitor, does she seek the company of the surly ogre instead?
A re-imagining of the classic fairy-tale Goose Girl
Delphi was supposed to marry a Prince. Instead she is sleeping in a barn and selling lavender at the market.
Lady Delphi Rothshire knew little about the world outside her family until the day she was sent to marry Prince Julian. On her first day away from home, she learns it is possible to be abducted, usurped and abandoned in a surprisingly short space of time and yet still keep up one's spirits.
Unable to tell anyone who she is for fear of losing her tongue, Delphi must find a way to survive in her new world and to reclaim her Prince. But how is she to do that when she is stuck in the middle of nowhere with only a faded, yellow dress on her back as she sells lavender at market for a curmudgeonly old bat named Minnie?
It certainly doesn't help that an irritatingly handsome Farm Boy is proving to be an attractive but unwanted distraction.
A re-imagining of the classic fairy-tale Cinderella.
Astrid was marrying the Prince - but that didn’t stop her going to the ball disguised as a Contessa.
Lady Astrid Rothshire had been betrothed to Prince Roman since she was an infant and now they were finally to be married. The trouble was that her imposing fiancee showed nothing but disdain for his future wife, which left Astrid no choice but to take drastic action.
Unfortunately her brilliant solution had proven to be flawed. Now with just days to go before her wedding Astrid found herself in the unlikely position of being her own love rival. With time running out Astrid must put an end to her charade and make Roman fall in love with her but can she do that without the Prince finding out that she has been deceiving him all along?
Enchanting Tales is a series of fairy tale re-tellings with a Regency setting. The stories are all set in the same world but each book can be read as a stand-alone. So, if you enjoy your fairy tales with a twist on the originals, a dash of humour thrown in but without any naughty bits then download Enchanting Tales today and lose yourself in a world of sweet romance.
“Hey!” Delphi could hear him running, She considered doing so herself but, with the rickety cart to manoeuvre, she knew she would only succeed in making herself look ridiculous. He soon caught up with her.
“Didn’t you hear me calling?”
Delphi looked at him, She was dispirited to discover he was even more handsome up close than he had been from a distance. “I heard you,” she told him and walked on, keeping her eyes fixed ahead.
“So why didn’t you answer?”She shrugged. “I decided against it.”
The young man laughed. “You can’t just go around ignoring people who call you, you know.”
“Why not? Is it breaking some sort of by-law?”
He seemed to think about it for a moment. “Not that I’m aware of - but, still, it is rude.”
“Well so is bellowing after someone who is walking along minding their own business!”Lavender
Eventually he spoke. “You shouldn’t have come.”
“You want me to go?”
Barely sparing her a glance, the ogre nodded.
“Well, hard luck because I’m not going anywhere!” Henrietta yelled. “Do you have any idea what I put myself through to visit you, you miserable great oaf?” Barely pausing at his incredulous look, she informed him: “I had to lie to my father, tramp through the bloody mud …” - she stuck out a foot to show him her ruined boot - “and carry a sodding great big basket …” - she pointed at said ‘sodding great big basket’ - “ … and I ruined my second best pelisse!”
She held up the filthy, tattered hem for the ogre to inspect. “And what do I get in return? A - grumpy - monosyllabic - dunderhead - telling - me - to - leave!”
An awkward moment of silence followed before the ogre spoke again. “Dunderhead?” he harrumphed and held out his hand. “Take that off. It can dry in front of the fire.”