A Prince in Charge of His Own Destiny
by Nadia Lee
So what is it with women doing most of the heavy lifting for the Happily Ever After? In order for a relationship to have a solid foundation and flourish, both parties must take equal ownership and work for it. Sure, fairy tale princes bring good looks, big castles, servants and money to the table, but if those were enough to sustain romance, we'd never see Hollywood couples break up.
A Happily Ever After of Her Own: he has to do a little more than just be a passive, cursed prince who is secretly handsome, nice and rich. When Beauty leaves the fairy tale world, the Beast refuses to sit around and wait for her to come back. Instead he takes control of his own destiny, comes to our world to find Beauty, and help engineer his happy ending.
And during his quest, he shares something he's learned about what "...and they lived happily ever after" means:
"Happily ever after does not mean they don't experience exasperation with each other, or are somehow exempt from life's hardships and misery. Living happily ever after is hard work, but you do it because you want to stay in love with the other person. Because your life without this one other, very special person would be something not full, but only half-alive."
How about you? What do you think "...and they lived happily ever after" means?
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A Happily Ever After of Her Own by Nadia Lee
Melinda Lightfoot, a preschool teacher with an unusual ability to flit in and out of fairy tales, never thought she would get into trouble...
...until the Fairy Tale Police arrest her while she is in Beauty and the Beast. They offer her a deal: Find Beauty, who left the story when Melinda trespassed into it, or be charged with the ultimate crime -- Fairy Tale Killer. If that's not bad enough the Beast tags along in search of his true love, and Melinda starts falling for the fairy tale prince. She must choose between doing the right thing and having her own happily ever after.
Warning: This title contains the following: Fairy Godmother, the Wicked Witch, dysfunctional fairy tale families, ax-wielding executioners and a happily ever after (or two).
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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 15 July 2011!