I'm very excited about today's cover reveal for my good friend Jack Lewis Baillot's Beauty and the Beast retelling. Have I mentioned before how much I love fairy tale retellings? :) Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales and I'm eager to read Jack's version of this classic story.
Finding the Magic book blurb:
Belle's father has always taught her to see the magic in the world around her, but when war comes it suddenly becomes harder to find. During the bombings of London, Belle is sent to live with Adam Prince, a bitter gentleman who has lost much and has therefore locked himself away in his mansion. When Belle meets Mr. Prince she decides she will show him the magic her dad told her not to forget, but it isn't as easy as she thought it would be.
Aided by her new friend, Belle begins to break down Mr. Prince's wall. But, just as she is helping him find laughter again sorrow strikes too close to home and Belle herself begins to lose hope.
Jack chases Dragons on a daily basis though she has yet to decide if she wishes to slay the Dragons she finds or ride them. She wishes she had a library as big as the Beast's, or Prince Adam, or whatever you wish to call him. She's working on that goal currently, at the same time searching for a house with two stories so she can slide down the banister every morning on her way to breakfast.
As a general rule, Jack doesn't write sad books, but she might have slipped in this area when she started to write about World War Two.
When she isn't writing Jack is researching, which means she is reading. And when she isn't reading, it might mean she's sleeping, but probably means she's eating. Especially if the food is cookies.
Currently Jack is trying out the life of a Dwarf, even though she's a Hobbit. She's traveling about, looking for her home, and hoping the end of her search leads her to a cave with a Dragon who needs to be battled and enough Arkenstones to fill her dream library with books.
You can learn more about Jack and her newest books at jacklewisbaillot.com
Are you ready for the cover?
Miss Melody Muffin