Friday, July 1, 2016



Author:  David Meredith

Publish Date:   10.02.13

Publisher:  David Meredith

Category /Genre:  Romance, After the Fairy-tale

Recommended for:  18+ due to violence and sexual content

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors

Received from:  David Meredith (in exchange for an honest review)

Date completed: 01.16.14


Description from the publisher:

What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead.

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.


And they lived Happily Ever After.  The End.  Every little girly-girl knows that is not really the end.  "The End" is really the beginning of the prince and the princess living together as husband and wife, having babies, and growing old together, but then what?  When your prince dies and you are left alone and despondent.  What then?


Snow White and Charming had a story-book wedding and marriage, but all marriages have their problems.  This book answers the questions of why she had to have a step-mother and where was her father while Snow White's life was being threatened.  It also faces their difficulty in conceiving heirs for the kingdom, dealing with the merging of their two kingdoms, and, most importantly, how Snow White faces the future after Prince Charming has passed away (from old age).


David contacted me through my blog page (request document: here) and asked me to review his book.  I honestly didn’t know what type of book I was receiving.  I expected a romance novel from a guy’s point of view.  Instead, I just finished reading a novel of deeply felt, all-encompassing, passion, love, and personal growth.  To then do my research and find that this is his first novel has absolutely floored me.  If this is what you can give us as a first book, I am excited to see where you may lead us next!


This book is extremely well-written with a solid and unique storyline.  The story is a little dark; Snow White has gone through some terrible things before, during, and after her marriage, but all are told with sympathy and compassion.  I was in tears several times, but the end (the beginning) is worth the trip through Snow White's memories. 





Originally posted 01.17.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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