"spiced up but faithful to the original story"
Isabelle Dunbar and her two spoiled sisters are travelling
home to their sick father, when their coach is overtaken
by outriders. It seems that Lord Glen Dubh wishes their
presence. The sisters are scared but have no alternative
other than to become the guests of Lord Glen Dubh. Lord
Glen Dubh, known as a beast for his deformities, treats
them with great hospitality. When the morning comes, he
offers Isabelle two
choices-- she can stay with him and he will cure her
father, or she can leave and her father's illness will
take his life. Isabelle chooses to stay and Haldon,Lord
Glen Dubh, hopes that she will learn to love him in his
beastly form and free him from his curse.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a sexy retelling of the classic
fairy tale. I have always enjoyed Beauty and the Beast
stories, and this story is no exception. Ms. Neal
remained faithful to the original story, but spiced it up
a great deal. If you are looking for an enjoyable short
story, give BEAUTY AND THE BEAST a try.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted April 2, 2004