Cat’s Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold

Title: Cat’s Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold

Publisher: Carina Press

Pub Date:27 June 2011

ISBN: 9781426891809

Author: Sharpe, Bettie

‘Cat’s Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold’ by Bettie Sharpe is a really good story. This is the kind of fairy tale where the main character is not exactly a perfect, kind, faultless being but a human who is learning to be a better person along the way.

This book teaches me alot about retribution and second chances. Seriously speaking, I could relate this book to real life. But the only thing that’s different in real life is that  ‘lying tarts’ who cares for nothing but about their own pleasures does not exactly deserves a second chance, especially when they made the lives of others difficult or miserable while they go off to Carribean or something to shake their booties or sip some exotic drinks while sunbathing in the beach. I cannot understand how could such creature exists? I mean, how could someone so black-hearted and evil as to take pleasure as other suffer as a consequence of their action? That is beyond my comprehension.

Anyway, the plot of the story is highly original and I feel as if I couldn’t get enough of the story. It is too short for me, and I wish that the story is a tad longer.

Kudos to the writer for this wonderfully written story. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley and I was not under any obligation to write a postive review for this boo. I was not compensated in any ways for this.

Book description:

Once upon a time there was a scheming, lying tart who cared for nothing but her own pleasures and her shoe collection.

Once the peerlessly beautiful Lady Catriona, consort to the king, Cat’s fortunes fall far when her aged husband dies. The king’s wizard turns her into a cat and tries to drown her in the mill pond. Fortunately Cat is a clever survivor and enlists the help of Julian, the miller’s youngest son, in her plan for revenge.

She originally sees Julian as a mere pawn for her plans to break her curse, but as they work together Cat comes to know and care for him. Even if the curse can be broken, can a good-hearted man love a woman who has been as vain and selfish as Cat?

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