Once Upon a Time is a series of novels published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon Golden, and Wild Orchid. Kissed An omnibus edition featuring three of Cameron Dokey’s novels: Belle, Sunlight and Shadow, and Winter’s Child. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Her other fairy tales include, The Storyteller’s Daughter, Sunlight and Shadow, and Golden. : Before Midnight: A Retelling of “Cinderella” (Once upon a Time) ( ): Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft: Books.

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And at this, as if the sound of my voice startled them back into existence, all the other fires throughout the great stone house came back to life. Can’t wait to get the other books by this author. He will not see the way that I live on. The family dynamic between Mulan, her father, and her stepmother was also something that I loved. Full of confusion was the day of my birth, of portents, and of omens. I was blown away and found myself in love with Dokey’s worlds and characters.

I’ve never read a Mulan retelling, so at least that was something new.

Once Upon a Time (novel series)

I don’t want to reveal too much about her reasoning behind it because of spoilers but she treats Rapunzel wonderfully and I adored seeing their dynamic. Did you know that there’s a version of Rapunzel in which she is doky While the Mulan story was not all that different then the one I know, cmaeron the Rapunzel and the Cendrillon stories were fresh and interesting takes on the well known tales. This is post originally on my blog Vivian’s Book Pavilion http: That is very, very different than thinking that you are instantly in love with that person.


Crying out, my mother tumbled to the ground. They are unused to being in such a remote location and Cendrillon dokeey her best to make them feel welcome and show them the joys of their home. Read the story yourselves.

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Nothing is fleshed out properly. I was, however, surprised by the boys being twins. First of all, I loved how in Dokey’s version Cendrillon’s stepsisters treated her fairly well and tremendously amazing once nearing the end, unlike the original Cinderella. In Before Midnight, Cendrillion’s stepmother and stepsisters are nice. This version of Rapunzel is far different than any other one, and the reason whey the author wrote thus is truly inspiring and wonderful.

It was soooo good! These stories, though written in recent times, had the feel of those old and famous fairytales that we know and love. Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California. The story I love in this book most is Cendrillion, a retelling of Cinderella.

I enjoyed almost every moment and I’m very happy to add this collection to my collection. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The second story, Golden, is a version of Rapunzel, but mixes it up by giving us a Rapunzel with no hair. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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In this version, the father is not dead, but rather away all of the time. I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this collection. I feel like I’ve read six books in three days, given the multitude of stories within this omnibus.

Then, it was also love that brought the land a glimpse of hope, and brought her stepmother some happiness. In sum, her father is finally sent home by the Emperor after being gone for so long, and NOT wanting to come home on his own, and he and Mulan have to find a way to let their past go and start over.

She actually holds true to the majority of the traditional stories, but fills in the details with such creativity.

Once Upon a Time Series. But a sorceress’s betrayal threatens to overwhelm Rapunzel, which could leave the two cursed forever if she can’t trust in true love. I was a bit uneasy about the way that Rapunzel got Prince Alexander and Rue together, but then I remembered it was a fairy tale. To see what your friends thought of fameron book, please sign up. A great silence filled the great stone house.

Once: Before Midnight/Golden/Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid confirmed for me what I already suspected what Dokey’s only real style of protagonist, a speaking-out-of-turn, wise, smart but with a rebellious streak type who feels compassion and love for all. A striking thought just came into my mind when I read that.

It was so refreshing to see a story where the stepmother wasn’t actually evil. It only took me a day to complete.

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