Four Sides to Every Story Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 3212 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 365 pages
- Publisher : Novelistas Ink Press (June 24, 2015)
- ASIN : B00VOCZRY2
- Publication Date : June 24, 2015
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,235,887 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I won't give any spoilers, but it is definitely worth sharing with friends who believe in True Love, or perhaps stopped believing...
Lily is a beautiful young woman who sounds like an angel with her long hair and her natural glow. She is different, but yet so much herself. Lily's job is being a female cupid and together with a little magic she is very good at her job. Her next assignment is to get Sophie and Sawyer to become interested in each other.
Sophie is a blog writer and she is also trying to be an author. Fools Castle is the perfect place to write about on her blog. It has everything readers love to know about. It is a small town with its own charm and of course there's the Castle. The family who owns and lives in the Castle are a bit strange and have to cope with their grief and day-to-day life. Sophie isn't a warm person and she will do anything to keep emotions away from her heart. This makes her come across as a bit harsh, but she still is a likeable person. She just needs to be fixed.
Sawyer is a successful author who lives with his mother-in-law and his step children in the Castle. His wife died in a car crash and Sawyer was the one behind the wheel. He is having a hard time coping with his new way of living. He works odd hours and he misses out on a lot of the things his stepchildren do. Because of the fact that their father died he does see them as his own. He wants to be a better person and to become whole as a family again, but he doesn't know how.
I love to read fairytales and I fell in love with Four Sides to Every Story immediately. Lily is impossible not to love and I was really hoping for everything to turn out the way it should. My heart was aching for the children who lost so much already in their young life. This story really touched my heart and I couldn't put it down.
Valerie-Anne Baglietto has created an amazing romantic story. She describes Fools Castle so perfectly that I was able to 'see' what she was writing about. Her writing style makes it impossible not to fall in love with all the characters, because she's made them so real. If you love romance with a little touch of magic then I highly recommend Four Sides to Every Story.
Sophie is dark where Lily is light. They're each other's exact opposites. They do form a friendship though. Lily is such a sweet and vulnerable girl. She has beautiful long hair and she's a character from a fairytale. Sophie is a journalist who's writing about Fools Castle for a blog. There's some attraction between her and Sawyer, but is she long term relationship material?
I loved finding out more about both Sophie and Lily. Sophie isn't really sweet, she's self-centered and driven, but somewhere deep down she might possess some kindness after all. Sawyer is struggling and muddling through life and fatherhood. It's time for him to find love, someone who treats him well, so he can leave his sad past behind him a bit, and Lily is there to make it happen with the help of a little bit of magic. I love fairytales, so Four Sides to Every Story immediately appealed to me. Valerie-Anne Baglietto's writing is amazing, she captures moods and atmospheres so well. I loved The Little Book of Lost Hearts, so I already knew I would love Fools Castle and its inhabitants. I was so glad to be able to read more about this wonderful and magical village.
Lily is special and I liked her from the beginning. She's a bit strange and otherworldly which makes her even more charming. I liked Sophie as well, mainly because she is so honest about her character. She doesn't let anyone in and doesn't share much. That made me really curious to find out more about her. Sawyer is endearing and I could imagine Lily wanted to fix him. I loved reading about the castle and the children. Everything came together so well and the plot is unpredictable and absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this romantic book, it's a fantastic modern and at the same time old fashioned fairytale.
Top reviews from other countries
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl called Lily Rose. Lily Rose was so beautiful that some people thought her touched by magic, but, as is the way with the world, other people thought she was far too pretty and perfect, and didn't look behind the facade to the real beauty within.
Lily Rose lived with her grandmother, until one day her grandmother died, and then Lily Rose was heartbroken. But she knew that she couldn't spend the rest of her life grieving, that she had a job to do, and it was time to get back to it. So Lily Rose went out into the world to perform her next task, and found herself in the Cheshire village of Fools Castle.
Now, in most fairytales, the castle that gave the village its name would be beautiful, and inside there would live a handsome prince. But this is not your average fairytale and, sadly, the castle was ugly and out of place, and the man who lived there - Sawyer Ellis - was distracted, unkempt and withdrawn. A hermit-like writer, he was trying his best to care for his late wife's children, but feared he was failing spectacularly, even with the help of his mother-in-law, Veronique.
Fortunately, Lily Rose could see past the thick, fair hair that needed a good trim, the stubble that needed shaving, and the tatty old shorts and t-shirts. She saw the heart that needed mending. She could also see past the brittle, vain, thoroughly independent veneer that another new arrival in the village - Sophie - showed to the world, and recognised that, like the man in the castle, there was a vulnerability behind the hard exterior. Lily Rose knew that Sophie and Sawyer would make the perfect couple, if only they had a little help. Luckily for Sophie and Sawyer, Lily Rose just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and she knew exactly what to do to give them both a happy ending. So Lily Rose worked her magic and they all lived happily ever after. Except...
What happens when a fairytale refuses to unfold the way it should? What happens when a fairy godmother goes rogue? What happens when two people destined for each other refuse to behave in the way they're supposed to? As Alexa - Sawyer's young stepdaughter - watches with increasing wonder, this fairytale starts to meander away from its smooth path to the castle, and twists and turns through increasingly unfamiliar territory, to take the characters on a journey to a destination they could never have imagined in their wildest dreams. In this new land, is a happy ending even possible?
I have loved every one of Valerie-Anne Baglietto's previous modern-day fairytales but, I have to admit, this has become my new favourite. It's very difficult to review this properly without giving anything away, and it's very important that nothing is revealed! Suffice it to say that, by the end of this novel, I was literally in tears, and realised I had invested so much in the outcome of the story that I had been holding my breath, desperate to believe that there could be a happy ending when all seemed lost.
Lily is a fabulous character and I loved her immediately. Sophie intrigued me from the start. Despite her prickly exterior I wanted to know more about her. Sawyer was a hero I fell in love with quite quickly. Despite his failings, he deserved something good to happen to him, and I was rooting for him throughout the book. The children are just delightful. Antony is a typical teenager, and Alexa is an absolute darling. I could see what they'd suffered, and I so wanted them to have a happy ending. I wanted everyone in the book to have a happy ending!
Valerie-Anne writes so beautifully, and I absolutely adore her books. I'm in awe of her talent, and I honestly think that the only criticism I have of this book is that I've finished it now and will have a long wait for the next one! Outstanding.
Sophie's role in all this totally surprised me. It's only once i get to the end of the book that I understand why its called 'Four Sides to every story'. The author has achieved a truly remarkable piece of work. A fairytale with a twist and characters more down to earth then found in traditional fairytales.
This is a lovely whimsical fairy tale for grown ups. After all, why should children have all the fun?! With enough roots in reality to make you wonder if maybe it could really happen, and enough magic to carry you away on your imagination, this is a lovely read.
A handsome hero, and a course of love which runs anything but smoothly, pour yourself a cup if tea, and settle down to enjoy this story.