Tangi's Teardrops

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When Tangi's father dies, he leaves her nothing but three empty bottles. More

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About Liz Grace Davis

Liz Grace Davis is a Namibian author. She grew up in Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Germany. She now lives with her husband in Vienna, Austria.

Growing up, Liz spent most of her days in school libraries, diving into the world of books.

In her spare time she loves to travel as well as creating jewelry and digital scrapbooks. She's in her element when she is doing anything that requires creativity.

Liz is the author of a young adult fantasy novel, Tangi's Teardrops, and a romantic women's fiction, Chocolate Aftertaste.

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Reviews

Review by: Ray Chelle on June 24, 2012 : star star star star
The best part of fairy tale retellings is that you can relive your favorite tales again and again, but in different ways so you’re never bored. Tangi’s Teardrops is no different when it puts a unique spin to a tale everybody knows – Cinderella.

Tangi’s Teardrops mainly stands out because of its new take on Cinderella. The cast of characters is completely different (aside from the two stepsisters). Instead of an evil stepmother, there’s an evil housekeeper and a sort-of-evil housekeeper assistant. There’s a dead father, but there’s also a loving uncle and kind school staff. And of course, there’s still the whole kingdom of Rosevine. Moreover, I liked how the second half of the plot was very different from the actual Cinderella tale. The ball wasn’t a significant part of the story, and neither was the classic glass slipper. Instead, Davis focuses on Tangi’s efforts to save Rosevine while trying to fall in love with a prince, making Tangi seem less reliant on others, rather than the classic damsel in distress who waits for her Prince Charming.

Overall, Tangi’s Teardrops is a typical-type but sweet fairy tale retelling – short, and of course, happy! I recommend this to people who like fairy tales or middle grade students c:
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mark Smith on May 09, 2012 : star star star star
As a 45 year old male, I'm a bit outside the target audience for this story, but I found it to be a sweet, enjoyable story. The writing is clean and descriptive and draws you in immediately. I'm not clever enough to make the Cinderella-connection that other readers saw (I'm just kind of a take-it-at-face-value reader ... you gotta hit me over the head with a board to get me to notice the subtle things) but I enjoyed the two halves of the book. First we meet Tangi and see the plight of her simple and somewhat poor life. And then to find her transported to the world of Rosevine where she's cured of a severe physical impairment and has grown in age and finds herself a princess ... it's quite a transition. As an author myself, I kept thinking how I'd like to see follow-up stories taking place in the colorful world of Rosevine. You won't be disappointed with this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jenny Franklin on May 07, 2012 : star star star star star
I got a copy of Tangi's Teardrops for review via the Goodreads.com group the Nexus. I would like to thank Liz Grace Davis for offering this book, I was really excited to read it when I got it.
I loved this book, it was really well written and the character Tangi was very easy for me to relate to. It was such an easy story to picture in my mind as I read it,which I love when I am able to do that.
You meet Tangi, a girl who has a "short leg" and is an outcast because of this. Her father dies and leaves her 3 bottles. She goes to live with her Uncle and gets treated badly when he is away at work. Then she has a dream that seems so real and could change her life as she knows it....
When I got started I couldn't put it down until the end because I just had to find out what happened. I really wished there could have been more stories in Rosevine, maybe a second book perhaps? I know I would read it if there was.I would recommend this for Young Adults and adults alike, especially those interested in fairy tales.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: aliasnaynay on May 03, 2012 : star star star star
TANGI'S TEARDROPS is a Cinderella story...Tangi is a young girl who loses her parents and is left alone, but she has a Uncle who is willing to take care of her. While living on her uncle's farm she is mistreated by the hired help. Her uncle is unable to completely protect her, so Tangi learns to stand up for herself and accept help from others. As a young teen she makes a choice of leaving her uncles farm to go to her mothers homeland. While there her life changes...from living in poverty to being wealthy. She also learns even with riches, there are hard decision's to make.
After reading Liz Grace Davis' CHOCOLATE AFTERTASTE (and loving it) I just knew TANGI'S TEARDROPS would be a must read. The author can weave a story that just takes you away. Her characters are strong and unique, and the scene descriptions are so vivid and beautiful. I recommend this book to all readers.

I recieved this book from the author for a honest review...Thank-you Mrs. Davis, I just put you on my favorite author list!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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