Re-Release Date: February 1, 2015
Scarlet Primrose Press
Formats: eBook; Paperback
Series: Book One, Fairytale Keeper
Genre: Young Adult/Historical/Fairytale Retelling
Adelaide’s mother, Katrina, was the finest storyteller in all of Airsbach, a borough in the great city of Cologne, but she left one story untold, that of her daughter, that of Snow White. Snow White was a pet name Adelaide’s mother had given her. It was a name Adelaide hated, until now. Now, she would give anything to hear her mother say it once more. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without last rites and the dead are dumped in a vast pit outside the city walls. In an effort to save Katrina’s soul, Adelaide’s father obtains a secret funeral for his wife by bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, pushing Adelaide toward vengeance. When Adelaide realizes that the corruption in Cologne reaches far beyond Soren, the cost of settling scores quickly escalates. Avenging the mother she lost may cost Adelaide everything she has left: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life. Seamlessly weaving historical events and Grimm’s fairy tales into a tale of corruption and devotion, The Fairytale Keeper, leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins. The novel paints Medieval Cologne accurately and vividly. The story develops a set of dynamic characters, casting the famous villains, heroes, and damsels of Grimm’s fairy tales into believable medieval lives. Though historically set, The Fairytale Keeper brims with timeless themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle for justice.
Praise for The Fairytale Keeper“A…resonant tale set late in the 13th century… with unexpected plot twists. An engaging story of revenge.” –Publisher’s Weekly “Great historical fiction. Strong emotion injected into almost every page.” –Amazon Vine Reviewer “…a unique twist on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Part fairy tale retelling, part historical fiction… The Fairytale Keeper is a story of corruption.” -Copperfield Historical Fiction Review “The story that Cefalo weaves is intriguing and leaves you hanging on, wanting more.” -Hooked to Books Book Review Blog “…it doesn’t feel like any retelling. Because it’s not. The Fairytale Keeper is its own unique story…very entertaining, containing a strong female role, a sweet romance, and much more.” -Lulu The Bookworm Book Review Blog
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About the AuthorBesides being the award-winning author of The Fairytale Keeper series, Andrea Cefalo is a self-proclaimed medievalist, hopeless bookworm, and social media junkie. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University in 2007 where she studied Medieval art history and children’s literature. The next three books in The Fairytale Keeper series—The Countess’ Captive, The Baseborn Lady, and The Traitor’s Target—will debut in 2015 and 2016. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina—ever perched before her trusty laptop—with her husband and their two border collies. For more information please visit Andrea Cefalo's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Follow The Fairytale Keeper Pinterest Board.
The Fairytale Keeper Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, February 16 Spotlight at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Tuesday, February 17 Review at Book Drunkard Wednesday, February 18 Review at Bibliotica Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book Thursday, February 19 Review at Cheryl's Book Nook Friday, February 20 Review at Back Porchervations Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes Saturday, February 21 Spotlight at I Heart Reading Monday, February 23 Review at Bookish Wednesday, February 25 Review at 100 Pages a Day - Stephanie's Book Reviews Thursday, February 26 Review at Carpe Librum Friday, February 27 Review at The Bookish Outsider Monday, March 2 Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews Tuesday, March 3 Spotlight at A Literary Vacation Wednesday, March 4 Spotlight at The Lit Bitch Spotlight at Let Them Read Books Friday, March 6 Spotlight at What Is That Book About Monday, March 9 Review at Shelf Full of Books Wednesday, March 11 Review at Brooke Blogs Review at Boom Baby Reviews Thursday, March 12 Review at A Leisure Moment Guest Post at Brooke Blogs Friday, March 13 Review at Library Educated Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
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