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Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him . Journey to faraway fairy tale lands with atmospheric retellings of three beloved tales. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new. Read Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft for free with a 30 day.

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The Cinderella Reviews: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey | Cecily J Sorrel

Born to Etienne de Brabant and Constanze d’Este, Cinderella is here named Cendrillon, and her birth is the reason for her mother’ Overall the stories were amazing and beautifully written!! In a nod to the Grimms, there is a tree planted on the grave of Cendrillon’s mother, a symbol of her mother’s love and influence even after her death. If I had read it first, I might have liked it better.

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Book Review: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

The only downside was that I didn’t want that kind of ending for Li Po. If I could have gotten a story entirely about him and his story, I would be thrilled. I almost bit my nails out to the skin! So Since the father who was some duke, a favorite of the evil queen didn’t come back, the servants raised Cendrillion and the boy, Raoul as their equals.

Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny — a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.

As many people might say that fairy tales are bull and all, I will never stop believing and I definitely will experience a fairy tale of my own. While the ending was still the same, Cendrillon married a prince and lived happily ever after, but there was so much more to the message than just marriage.

Though it had a little twist from the original like how Rapunzel had no hair to begin with, I believe the ending was perfect as how Parsley had said it. And if you hate insta-love, look out, Cindi and the prince fall in love and kiss all in the space of two pages.

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Tolkien’s trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.

I had fun reading all three tales After Golden, I blanked out. The first chapter absolutely drew me in, and I couldn’t put the book down until I’d finished. Item s unavailable for purchase. There really isn’t much to say about this story because it was so close to the version we all know, but still a great read. He had with him another newborn, where he was from and who he was was a mystery. I wish for a mother to love me, a mother for me to love. I’m really glad everyone had a happy ending here.

There’s not a lot in the story about the battle like there was in the movie, but it is a very important part of the story.

When he comes to visit his dead wife’s grave he brings another life with him. A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan” that didn’t make it for me, because I grew up adoring Hong Kong martial arts dramas and the characters in the retelling are nearly nothing like the Chinese people I know. In despair over his wife’s death, he curses his daughter, saying only that he never wants to see or know of her ever again. Regarding the boy he gives orders to bring him up as Cindi’s equal, but he’s forbidden to leave the estate.

It is significantly different than most Cinderella story retellings, but that is what I liked most. More books from this author: Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is the author of over a dozen young adult novels. Over time one of the step sisters broke into the father’s office, which had been locked; in the office was a giant portrait of Cendrillion’s mother, who as luck has it happened to look exactly like her.

I loved Old Mathilde and all her wisdom. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name.

Bringing him into the plot also made the story very interesting and unique! The word “wish” is used excessively, as either a noun or a verb I kept count; at one stage it’s repeated twelve times in nine paragraphsand Dokey seems to have something important to say about the subject, though I have no idea what save that wishing is Very Serious Business.

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Jun 24, Maggie McGuigan rated it really liked it. Portraying Cendrillon’s stepfamily as a sympathetic unit that eventually forms a strong bond with the heroine is probably the greatest contribution Dokey makes to the story, and it’s certainly more poignant and real than her eventual romance.

This is one of those books.

With so m Read happily ever after with this magical repackage that includes three enchanting, retold fairy tales. Mar 31, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Anastasia really surprised me when she got on Cendrillon’s good side. This story was not like that. That means that suddenly we’re supposed to like her and befoe spoiler [ understand why Raoul is in love with her?

She had emotion and heartbreak and doubts, but she always loved others and return was loved.

Dokey flirts with the idea of magic, but its presence is hardly consequential; almost nothing magical happens despite Cindi being named for her odd talent of keeping fires burning at will.

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Return to Book Page. At times the circumstances and language borders on Gothic melodrama: Just in case I hadn’t told you thatbut since then I’ve been much more interested in the story, and I’d really like to read some of the different takes on it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I have 3 more of her books from this series sitting in front of me right now, ready to be taken on vacation.

They become really close and I loved seeing such a strong relationship between a father and midnigt.

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Does one really need more of a reason to be happy for her at the end? I cannot wait until Kissed, another by Cameron full of more stories, comes out in ! It’s my personal preference, but I still like the original tale better than this retelling.