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Saphyre Snow (2000)

by Marcia Lynn McClure(Favorite Author)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I was hesitant to read this novel because I knew it was a new rendition of "Snow White", and her last book I read like this, "The Whispered Kiss", which was a take on "Beauty and the Beast" was not very good. I was pleasantly surprised with this novel though. She changed up the seven dwarfs to be damaged men and changed the love story. There also seemed to be less fantasy so the story was more down to earth. I really liked it and I would recommend it.
review 2: Saphyre Snow is fleeing for her life from her step-grandmother–a woman whose beauty is rivaled only by her acute narcissism. Saphyre soon finds herself in the company of seven men on the outskirts of society, each for his own reasons. They vow to protect Saphyre from any harm that may befall her.In
... more return Saphyre wants to show her gratitude and concern for each of them in a way that meets the particular need of each. Over the course of several weeks, she gets to know each of the men very well, and each holds a special place in her heart. But none more so than the handsome rogue, Rogan. Will he have courage enough to risk the Executioner’s Kiss for her sake?A wonderful new spin on the old favorite fairy tale of Snow White with just enough elements of real possibilities to make it seem a likely version. Unlike the old Disney version of the same tale, this one has a fully-developed hero as well as the sweet, humble and beautiful princess. In fact each of the seven “men of the keep” has a dynamic personality of his own. The relationships among all the members of the close knit group were believable and emotional connections. Which made the climax and resolution of the book all the more exciting and well contrived. The ending was quaint as a fairy tale should be, but the turning point of the story is so intense, the ending of the story has to be that way in order to leave the flavor of “happily ever after” with the reader.This is the second book by this author I have read. Both of them are fairy tale re-tellings with a realistic and engaging spin. Don’t let the descriptions of the seven men at the beginning deter you from the story. Once I got past that part, I had a difficult time putting the book down until I got to “The End”. Saphyre Snow is a fully absorbing story about love and true chivalry (both romantic and platonic versions). I loved it! less
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I had to chuckle when I realized how close this was to the story of Snow White.
Soooo didn't see that twist coming! Sigh.....
rating: 3.5 starsThink Snow White
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