What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
I have always wondered (and fantasized about) what happened to the fairy tale characters after the end of the tale. What was their life like after the words “Happily Ever After” were written. I know I am not the only one who has thought this. I mean, it’s hard not to think about it.
If you are like me and have wondered about the “Happily Ever After“, then you really should read this book.
It was a wonderfully written, very descriptive book about how Snow White and the aftermath of Prince Charmings death. It also tells how she finds the Magic Mirror and uses it to see her true self. The flashback scenes are all heartbreaking and the author, for the most part, stayed very true to the fairytale.
The ending was not what I expected and it really did delight me.
Would I read this again? Yes. I would also love to know if the author would be writing more books like this!!
Would I reccomend to family and friends? Yes. But there would be a warning of a very graphic scene of horrendous child abuse, a couple of sex scenes and one scene…well you need to read the book to find out about that one.
Age range? Adult and only because of what I said above.
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Disclaimer: I received The Reflections of Queen Snow White from David Meredith for free for my honest review. I received no financial compensation for this review and all opinions are mine and mine alone.
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