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Romance Retellings

The theme for the #Romancestagram hashtag over on Instagram this month is “Romance Retellings.” I have to say, this is one of my favorite themes so far, both as a reader and a writer.

Every month as the themes are announced, I scan to see if I have any books or favorite reads to share, and usually I have one or two, but this month is an embarrassment of riches. Or should I just confess–like most romance authors, I simply love retelling a classic

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, a favorite fairy tale, or giving a new spin to that old, adored movie.

Take Fairy Tales . . .

I mean, they are supposed to end Happily Ever After. At least in theory.

By the way, I have way too much fun coming up with these flat lays for my books. I know, get writing…

I’ve written Cinderella twice. Yes, clearly once was not enough.

But there they are

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, One Night of Passion and Cynders & Ashe. Both stories are so very different, but they tell one of my favorite ideas: that you can fall in love in a single night. When I came up with the tag line for One Night of Passion — Sometimes Cinderella loses more than just her slipper — I thought my editor was going to fall out of her chair. Well, I did say this was my version  . . .

Or take my love affair with Beauty and the Beast. OMG, I love that story. And to that end, I wrote The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane. My beast was a man broken and tortured by his experiences with war

, and my beauty, a persistent young woman who believes in true love (and well organized closets and truly horrible cats).

Those are my contributions so far . . . But November is young. I’ll be posting my takes on Classics and Movies in the coming weeks, so I hope you are following me on Instagram or follow along with the #romancestagram hashtag.

But for now, which Fairy Tale story do you like to see retold?

2 comments to “Romance Retellings”

  1. Jane
    November 10th, 2018 at 4:22 pm · Link

    The Twelve Dancing Princesses. For some reason that has always been one of my favorites.

  2. Florine Kreeb
    November 10th, 2018 at 6:22 pm · Link

    How about the first Disney movie that I saw as a little girl about 1946….Snow White.😇

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