- File Size: 562 KB
- Print Length: 22 pages
- Publisher: Punk & Sissy Publications (November 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A81P0GK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,328,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sleeping through the Beauty (Once Upon a Modern Time Book 3) Kindle Edition
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This was a very moving and tender romance short story. I really liked it. It left me with a god feeling.
Phillip, a lawyer and his brother, Roger accept a dinner invitation from Donna for Christmas Eve dinner, but this marks the first year anniversary of her father's death, who was killed in a car accident. She doesn't want to be alone with her mom tonight, with all the memories flooding in. Roger informs Phillip that he is going to ask Donna to marry him this evening.. The brothers have only themselves, coming from a divorced family.
But Phillip heart felt sad as he was going to baby brother and his only family. After dinner when Roger slips outside with Donna for the proposal, Phillip strolls into the living room and finds Mrs. Briar watching an old family Christmas video, with her late husband and two girls in the video. Mrs. Briar explains that they lost her husband and their oldest daughter Rose, in that accident. Rose suffered serious head injuries and is still in a coma. The family video showed everything he and Roger had never had growing up.
Mrs. Briar told Phillip about Rose and her dream to build a place where children, too old for foster care could live while they received higher education. Phillip showed interest in the story and offered to drive Mrs. Briar over to see Rose, on Christmas Eve. After seeing Rose at the nursing home, Phillip refused to believe that this was Rose's fate. He told Mrs. Briar that maybe he could make Rose's dream for a youth center become a reality. Then when she woke up she could carry on with the dream.
Phillip then starting visiting Rose every night after work, and telling her everything about his life. For once in his life he could start to see the possibilities in life.
And then her eyes opened...she was out of the coma, after fifteen months. Now Rose had to get better for Donna's upcoming wedding. She had to learn to walk all over again. Rose tells Phillip that she has dreams about him and can recall events from his childhood.
Phillip has missed out so much in his life, but he didn't want Rose to miss out on hers.
Always keep a dream in your heart... A definite 4 star rating.
Amongst the backdrop of a traditional Christmas Eve, brothers Phillip and Roger face the fact that their absentee parents and lackluster childhood need to belong to the past. While keeping Rogers girl-friend and her widowed mother company on this special night, events unfold changing all their lives forever.
While Roger and Donna forge their future together, Phillip assists in making a comatose young woman's dreams come true. Always with the hope that she'll wake-up and be able to step into the life she dreamed of living.
This is the first of Ms. Puckett's work that I've read. Through the paragraphs and pages, she crafts incredible imagery, using dialog sparingly; showing us, not telling us, the world in which these people live and love in. Testimony to familial love and the ties that bind for all eternity.
Phillip finds the woman of his dreams. The only problem is that his Sleeping Beauty is in a coma and has been for a year. He visits her every day bringing flowers and talks to her, revealing his deepest thoughts and secrets. He hopes for the day that she wakes up so he can actually meet the woman he has fallen in love with. But will she?
I thoroughly enjoyed this short love story!
This was a really sweet, heartfelt retelling of Sleeping Beauty that I read in one sitting. Most of the characters from the fairy-tale retain their name and their personality, but are put in a real-world, modern setting with a bit of a twist. If you're looking for a romantic read to pass the time and make your eyes mist, then this is the one (I'll admit it, I cried, especially during the bit at the nursing home, which was once a reality for me).
My only complaint was that I wish this was a little bit longer, and that we got to hear more about Phillip's past.
Overall, a very sweet story good for any occasion, and a brilliant reminder to live life to the fullest. I'm looking forward to seeing more fairy-tale retellings from this author!
Bravo, Mrs. Puckett, bravo.
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