Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review: At the Edge of a Dark Forest: A Modern-retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Connie Almony

Through CrossRead Reviewers, I was able to get a free ecopy of "At the Edge of a Dark Forest: A modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast (Fairwilde Reflections)" from the author so I would be able to review it.  

Cole Harrison is an Iraqi war veteran who came back broken and disfigured.  He hides behind his ugliness believing it now shows the true man he has always been inside.

Carly Rose comes to live with Cole to fit and train Cole in the use of her new line of prosthetics, hoping he will invest in a new start up company. 

Carly soon sees that there is a kind and generous man, who she finds herself having feelings for, hidden under the layers of pain and alcoholism.  Can she help Cole realize that the only one who can save him is God Himself?

I enjoyed reading "At the Edge of a Dark Forest".  I chuckled how the characters joked about themselves being a "Beauty and the Beast" story and how Cole even gave Carly the nickname "Beauty".   Cole also discounts himself as a good romance novel hero, when he is the hero in a romance novel!  It was just a little twist that I enjoyed.  The book wasn't overly long, but I didn't feel that detracted from the story at all.  (Just made it easier to read in a quicker amount of time!)  

 "At the Edge of a Dark Forest" is available on Amazon for 99¢. 

  • File Size: 1222 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495464350
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

1 comment:

Ladytats said...

Thanks Becky, I always know I can trust your reviews. the books will not be objectionable, and they will be a nice story.