"Delightful amusing modernizing of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince"
Scientists realize that frogs are the perfect barometer of
the health of the environment for if the species has
hearty skin, the quality of the surroundings is safe; on
the other hand sickly frogs mean a deadly environs.
Cotswold boarding school teacher Lucy Gordon knows she has
come along way from her hometown of Springdale, Alabama to
instruct the aristocracy in the equivalent of fifth grade
biology. However, what she really wants is to find her
own special frog species to make her father proud of her
Lucy swerves her car to avoid a "bouncing green blob", but
her tire blows. The green blob turns out to be a unique
species of frog. Euphoric, she kisses her amphibian, only
to find herself pinned under a muscular naked hunk. Lucy
has liberated Welsh Prince Wolfe from a millennium old
spell that turned him into a frog. He feels obligated to
his rescuer and needs her to survive in this strange
world. As they fall in love, Lucy wonders if her dream of
universal acknowledgment of frog success is incompatible
with her hunk while also wondering if his feelings are
love or just gratitude.
KISSING FROGS is a delightful amusing modernizing of the
classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince. The story line is
filled with fun leaps and frolics as author Laura Marie
Altom plays this novel to bring joy and laughter to her
audience. The prime romance is delectable because the
lead couple is a fine duo struggling between his medieval
outlook and her ambition and doubts. This reviewer
anticipated Rocky and Bullwinkle to show up (they didn't)
with this enjoyable version of Fractured Fairy Tales.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 21, 2003