Fairy Tale Mood

art, fashion and words that evoke a fairy tale mood
when you want to escape to Wonderland for a while

curated by Sarah Cross
author of the fairy tale retellings Kill Me Softly
(available now) and Tear You Apart (January 27, 2015)

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Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon, a retelling of “Cinderella”

Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment. But Lil has an intriguing secret. Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings–the only key to who she once was: the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince Charming.

But on that fateful night, something went terribly and beautifully wrong. Lil allowed herself the unthinkable: to feel the emotions of human beings and fall in love with the prince herself, going to the ball in place of Cinderella in her exquisitely gorgeous human guise. For her unforgivable mistake, she was banished to live among humans, far from her fairy sisters and their magical underwater world. But then one day she meets Veronica–a young, fair-skinned, flame-haired East Village beauty with a love of all things vintage and a penchant for falling in love with the wrong men–and suddenly it becomes clear to Lil that she’s been given a chance at redemption. If she can find a soul mate for Veronica, she may right her wrong and return to the fairy world she so deeply longs for… . 

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    Also known as: Another book to put on that long, long list of books to read.
  5. pixiesnthings said: I have this book. It’s slow in the beginning, but such a cute read! I love the inventiveness of the author with the godmother’s story. I wish she would write a sequel
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    This kinda sounds awesome!!!
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    oh that looks good
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    And with this book, I am going to break my no-buying-books-for-January self-imposed rule. Le sigh. No. Wait. I shall put...
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  16. heretherebewildthings said: read it. loved it. not totally sure about the ending, but this book stays with me to this day.
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