Monday, 21 March 2011

Fairytale romances

Gone are the days when stories always seemed to feature a real-life Prince or Princess. I guess that's not such a bad thing, seeing as they are rather thin on the ground these days and those looking for true romance really don't need to set their sights on royalty to acquire it! If anything the dream seems more likely to be snagging oneself a footballer or rock star... Ah, how times do change!

However, sometimes it's rather nice to hark back to the likes of Belle and her Beast Prince or Sleeping Beauty and delve into a fairytale romance or two of the fictional variety. Some very nice people at Arrow Books sent me a book called "To Marry a Prince" by Sophie Page - due to be published in early April, just in time for a certain HRH's nuptuals. A modern fairy tale - ordinary girl meets Prince, she doesn't know who he is, then she does, then they fall in love and then.... ah, that would be telling...

Let me tell you that this was just the tonic for a tired Fairy Godmother who struggles harder than ever these days to make dreams come true - people will question motive and try to apply scientific explanation to magic, or worse still not believe what's staring them in the face.

Here was a girl who listened to her FGM, or perhaps it was just her heart's whisperings. I don't like to give too much away, but let me tell you I was gripped by this tale. It's a beautifully written modern fairy tale with characters to love and respect. That Prince Richard will make a fine King one day...


  1. I will check into this book when it comes out. We have a group in our town called "Tea Sippers." They are planning a very special tea and champagne celebration on the day of the Prince's wedding. There are about 80 of these gals and I think their ages are near that as well!

    Thanks so much for posting this wonderful fairy tale book!

  2. Wonderful post! Shine on Magical Fairy Godmother..

  3. oh just in time for the Royal Wedding!!!!

  4. I was tickled to discover your blog. I'm a writer with a couple collections of short stories and a novel (published by Champagne Books) all featuring a Fairy Godmothers' Union that specializes in helping people find true love.

    My wish would be for all the people who would enjoy such stories to discover these. :)

    ~ Naomi Stone
    'Wonder Guy'
    'Three Wishes' and
    'More Wishes'