Macomber updates 2 classic Fairy Tales, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Very enjoyable, easy read. A nice escape book.
This contains two of Macomber's stories from the 80's. The first is a retelling of Cinderella where she cleans his office. The premise is fun, but the romance just didn't work for me. He's arrogant and has a bad cold. She's subservient and wishy-washy. The second story, a modern day beauty and the beast was better, but unbelievable even for a romance. He's a powerful businessman who has brought her father's company to the brink of ruin. He already has everything money can buy, including his own island, so he agrees to let the company survive if "Beauty" (really named Judy) comes to stay on his island. She wins the hearts of his staff and the island natives, tames his wild horse, and shows him that only by letting her go will she be free to return. You get the happy ending, and if you like your romances without sex scenes, this may be the book for you.
One of the things that you can say about Debbie Macomber is that she does provide wonderful stories with appealing characters. This book is a combination of two fairy tales Cinderella (Cindy and the Prince) and Beauty and the Beast (Some Kind of Wonderful) retold in modern settings. Both stories are well done provided by the magic of Ms. Macomber.
Two cute stories by the master story-teller, proving that fairy tales can come true.
The first is "Cindy and the Prince." In this story, "Cindy" is actually short for "Cinderella" and "Prince" is the last name of Thorne Prince, the dashing junior VP who she falls in love with. And, where do they meet? At the Christmas Ball! Of course, after all of this has been set up to play out, Cindy must face the cold hard facts that she's a part time student and janitor, and he's probably the richest guy she'll ever meet in her lifetime.
The second story is "Some Kind of Wonderful." In this story, a self-made billionaire (John McFarland) is exerting financial pressure on Judy Lovin's father. He's forcing her dad to sell family heirlooms in a ruthless attempt to take over the family business. Judy's father refers to his daughter as "Beauty." And, McFarland is referred to as the "Beast."
But, McFarland has been pictures of Judy, his socialite dream woman. And he decides he will hold off on the financial pressure if Mr. Lovin will perform one act: send his daughter to stay with McFarland on his private Caribbean Island. When Judy overhears the conversation, she volunteers in the hopes of saving of her family. However, when she visits the island and falls in love with the place, she becomes intrigued by McFarland, too. ANd the sparks soon fly.
Both of these stories are good fairy tales. They make you feel good and end with the "Happy Ever After" that all good tales do!
I loved this book! Again Debbie Macomber touches your/my heart! This book has two stories and both are great!