- File Size: 208 KB
- Print Length: 26 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (December 11, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006L9NETS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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A Christmas Sleeping Beauty Kindle Edition
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For true romantics and children as well, I recommend this magical spell!
In the bedroom where the princess who prickled her finger on a spindle and activated the curse, the prince plans to awaken her with a kiss. His attempts are thwarted by an old woman who asks him: “Do you expect something for nothing? Do you have a gift for my Rosie?” When he says he has not she says: “You have a lot to learn. You stink and need a bath.”
The old woman is Princess Rosamund’s fairy godmother, who continues. “You heard the legend of the sleeping beauty as a boy and you decided you would find her and claim her. Why?”
“For honour and glory,” Prince Orlando replies.
Maria wants the princess to be woken by a man who cares for her, someone who can love and appreciate her. She grants Orlando the three days before Christmas to win Rosie aka Princess Rosamund.
I asked myself if the selfish young man would fall in love with Maria’s Rosie or whether he would return home, disappointed.
This is a charming, amusing novella to settle down with during the Christmas Season.
Rosie wanders, weary and thirsty, between worlds, searching and seeking something familiar. Her heart has always been a kind one, and her hands are worn from helping others. But her solitary quest has her wishing for her family and her prince.
As she becomes aware of his courtship, and he wishes to honor and protect her, their lifelines near. On Christmas Eve, Orlando awakens his beautiful Rosamund with a kiss of true love, and they live happily ever after.
Townsend makes a nice twist on the familiar fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. In Townsend’s novella, an arrogant, brawny prince learns to be considerate and humble before he can claim the prize – a princess who is as kind as she is lovely.
How many times did we hear that opening salvo when someone read the fairy tales passed down through the generations to us as children? Even in some of our adult fantasies, they can and do begin "ONCE UPON A TIME..."
Fairy Tales are, I think, our first foray into love and Happily Ever After...simplistic love won through valiant deeds of derring do without question or delving into the escalation of how we become loved.
A CHRISTMAS SLEEPING BEAUTY takes an oldddddd tale and dives in to what really must have happened between the brave quest of the hero and his winning the heart and soul of the heroine.
This is an expanded version of Sleeping Beauty. The Princes peppering the fairy tales of old are one dimensional..."he swung his mighty axe cleaving a path through the hundred years of weeds, thorns and gnarled neglect."
Lindsay Townsend decided..unh uh...just because he's brave and she's beautiful lying there awaiting his kiss, doesn't mean he can truly awaken her with that kiss until he has won her heart, suspended in her long slumber.
I LOVE this tale and since Christmas is my favorite season, delighted in Lindsay choosing to make this modern Fairy Tale for us grown-ups a Christmas event...
a Christmas Gift.
I gratefully accept your gift Lindsay, and thank you for wrapping it up in such enchantment.
The prince, Orlando, can't just kiss her and wake her up and then live happily ever after with all her money. In this case, the prince must WORK for the princess, Rosie, to wake up. His kiss is not enough.
In this short story, the arrogant prince who is in it all for the glory and fame and wealth has no choice but to come to care for the princess, really care for her, or she will not wake up. He learns that she loves Christmas and burns yule logs and nuts. He builds her a sled to show her a good time.. and still she doesn't wake.
It's not till he comes to truly CARE about her and her family, that the princess will wake. However, he only has three days to accomplish this.
A very touching short story that can be read year round. It's not one of those "only at Christmas time reads." The holiday theme was no so dominant, that you would feel funny reading it in July.
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