- Genre – Fantasy
- Rating – PG-13
- 44,000 words
- ISBN – 1426895100
- Carina Press
From Publishers Weekly:
“Blunt and insightful, the narrative offers a few more twists and much more humanity than Snow White’s tale ever did. While the romantic elements are low-key, Gretchen’s matter-of-fact willingness to forgo love if she can have security adds an intriguing Austenian note, and Ange is a splendidly active, vivacious heroine who refuses to be trapped in the role of victim.”
From The Daily Prophecy:
“I liked the way these two stories came together. The plot was interesting and there is a constant pace. Everything happened in the right time and I was never bored. The writing-style was quick, easy and had that old fairytalish feeling.”
2nd volume of Accidental Enchantments
Prince Richard is cursed. He is enslaved to the magic mirror, and must truthfully answer the evil Queen when she uses the mirror to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.
Gretchen has been teased all her life for being small. When she hears a tale of a hidden farm full of little people like her, she sets out to find it – and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. One in particular, Lars, woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.
But danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway Princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the young beauty, and is compelled to tell the queen that she is NOT the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find the Farm and destroy it.
If either Gretchen or Richard are to have any hope of a happy ending, they must team up to break the mirror’s spell before the Queen kills them all…
The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf is the second story in the Accidental Enchantments series. It is available at ebookstores everywhere.
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Why I Wrote The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf
The premise of the prince as the face in the magic mirror was actually the first Accidental Enchantments concept I came up with. I wrote a scene of Richard rushing to warn an ambassador of the evil queen’s plot against him, and arriving too late. Although that scene was quite exciting, the rest of the story stalled. Fortunately, it inspired another story which became The Sevenfold Spell. When I decided to try another fairy tale, I came back to this one.
Since The Sevenfold Spell turned out to almost be two romances in one, I decided to have two distinct romances in my Snow White story. And since the whole idea is to take the point-of-view of one of the bystanders from the original fairy tale, I decided to make a heroine out of one of the dwarfs.
But first, I had to come up with my heroine. To get to know Gretchen, I wrote the scene that is now the first scene from Gretchen’s point-of-view. I fell in love with her, fell even harder for my feisty farmhand, Lars, and I started to write. It took six months.
I hope you enjoy it!