The Princess Collection Volume 1: The Princess on the Glass Hill and Other Fairy Tale Retellings
New life is breathed into 3 classic fairy tales with fleshed-out characters and heightened suspense. Experience the quest to reach the Princess on the Glass Hill, witness the scheming of Rumpelstiltskin, and feel the dauntless spirit of Cinderella as you’ve never experienced them before. The first volume of The Princess Collection is a must-read for every fan of fairy tales. More
In this fairy tale anthology, the road to happily ever after has many twists and turns. Featuring the retellings of Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Princess on the Glass Hill, each young woman proves herself worthy of the title of "Princess" before her story is through.
In this enchanting version of Cinderella, our worthy heroine is no meek cinder girl. Raised by her father to be an excellent horsewoman, Ella wears trousers, riding boots and a silk blouse as she rides through the countryside. She meets the prince while out riding, but does not recognize him. Their chance encounter motivates both of them to overcome mounting obstacles to find true love. Oh, and there’s no glass slipper to help the prince find his mysterious princess this time. The prince must rely on a white kid riding boot as he scours the countryside for his true love – and Ella must show great courage as she defies her step-mother and risks imprisonment for disobeying her mistress.
In this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, a young girl named Christina, affectionately known as Tina, loves her childhood friend who has gone off to sea. She finds herself locked in a room in the castle after her father brags that she can spin straw into gold. Whoever heard of such a thing? How can her brave sailor find her when he is feared dead? How can she save her own neck and that of her father? Only a cunning dwarf with the magical ability to spin the straw to gold has the answers… and devious plans of his own.
The Princess on the Glass Hill tells the story of young love and great courage by both the princess and the farm boy she loves. The king of the land builds a glass hill as a test for the suitors who want the hand of his daughter, Princess Aurelia. When she is eight years old, and the glass hill is a mere ten feet tall, Nicholas a farm boy, rides part way up the glass hill on his magnificent black steed. Aurelia, who has been out at night surveying the glass hill, sees him. He takes her for the ride her life as they thunder through the valleys, hills and mountains of the kingdom on the back of the black stallion. The two children, each 14 years old, fall in love, but it will be another four long years before they can be together again. Aurelia is banished from the kingdom by her father to keep her away from the farm boy. She will be allowed to return on her 18th birthday. Meanwhile, Nicholas has his own problems to contend with. As the youngest of three boys, he is taunted and teased by his older brothers. Through all of this, Nicholas must prove himself brave and strong enough to convince the king that he is a worthy marriage partner to the beautiful Princess Aurelia. This little-known tale will become a beloved tale once you read it.
The Princess Collection Volume 1 is for every prince or princess at heart.
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