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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Anantha Rusum

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book; it is a Victorian romance retake of the childhood fairy tale Beauty and the beast.
The story is centered around three girls, Lily, Rose and Poppy and Rose’s romance with a wealthy rude beast, Sir Griffin. Their father, obsessed with a rose called Mab’s perfection attempts to steal it from Sir Griffin, and later loses all his three daughters to him in a gamble for the rose.
The three daughters take up work in Sir Griffin’s household to pay off their debts, Lily becomes the official housekeeper, Rose takes charge of the garden work and Poppy becomes his unwarranted secretary.
But Rose starts falling for Sir Griffin and the beast also softens towards her. But there are obstacles for their romance to succeed and the curse on the house and Sir Griffin to be lifted.
This is a very charming story and has all the elements of the fairy tale intact. The beast is rude, the house has its magical charms, the garden holds the magic flowers and the library has the magical books.
But unlike the fairy tale the book has three sisters instead of one, and then there is a deceptive fairy magic which is at work to blind Sir Griffin from seeing his true love.
I enjoy books from Byrd Nash, it has a dash of the Victorian romance twist to the fairy tales and it is a feast to read. Looking forward to more from this author.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this sweet romance and retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in a Victorian England in 1890. This is a really original and unique take on a well known and loved fairytale. With a mix of historical romance, fairytale fantasy and sweet romance this story had me happily turning the pages and I read this novella in one sitting. This was an enjoyable and lighthearted read with plenty of humour in the narrative and the storyline was a twist on the traditional tale as old as time. Three sisters have to intervene so they can determine their own fate when their father loses a game of cards to the local recluse, Sir Griffin Garrick. Lily, the oldest is not afraid of hard work and so takes over as his housekeeper, Rose loves the outdoors and so works in his forgotten garden whilst the youngest, Poppy acts as his secretary. The three sisters find the reclusive’s house strange as it’s full of books on magic and rooms that keep moving. Out of the three women it is Rose who could be the key to unraveling Griffin’s curse but first he must recognise what is real and what is fairy magic. I loved the descriptive narrative and wonderful world building throughout this novella and it made me feel immersed in the story. The storyline flows well and the characters come alive due to the authors vivid descriptions of them. A lovely heartwarming and engaging read.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Kerry Carr

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this twist and remake of the story of Beauty and the Beast. I loved the characters and how it kept the story of the spell being broken by love.

On the edge of town in a house lives Sir Griffin Garrick. He is a man who likes his own company and the rumours are he is a horrible rude man. Some even call him a beast.

So when he wins a game with a local man his prize is to have his 3 daughters. How these 3 women would change his life he could never have seen happening.

Lily is the eldest and set to be married she takes the job of housekeeper to restore the beautiful home to its former glory.

Rose is the middle daughter and her love of flowers and gardens sees her tending to the garden. She hopes to bring it back to life and also to thaw the heart of the beast.

Poppy is the youngest and as a student of magic she is tasked to work out what or who caused the spell on Griffin and how they can remove it.

Little do all 3 sisters know that the answer is easier than they think and all it takes is love to break the curse. Love and the help of a red rose.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Jenique Bornman

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an AMAZING read by Byrd Nash…..
I absolutely adore fairytale retellings and I recently fell in love with historical romances, add some magic and this book is a triple thread that you definitely should read.
It’s a short story that packs a punch with the exceptional world building and character development that Byrd Nash put into it.
Only Fter reading this did I see that this is book 2 so it can be read as a standalone and I’m definitely grabbing book 1

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by April Smith

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This historical romance fairytale version of beauty and the beast is a great read for all ages. It doesn’t take long to fall in like with this story and you won’t want to put it down. Byrd Nash does a great job leaving readers wanting additonal versions on her take of those classic fairytales. Can’t wait to for more in this series of reads

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Samantha Jayne Grubey

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I was excited to start the second one especially as it’s beauty and the beast and that is my favourite fairytale so high expectations. Maybe that’s where I went wrong though having high expectations.
It was good but it just wasn’t amazing.
The dad loses a game of cards and as the story goes he trades his daughter away for a rose to the beast. His daughter take charge of their own fates. Lily becomes the housekeeper at the manor and Poppy beigns reading magic books and becomes his secrety. Rose then begins to work magic in his garden. She is going to be the key to unravel the curse that is on him.
Although as we all know it’s never simple.
If you enjoy retellings and fairytales and magic and little bit of historical romance this is your book.

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Price of a Rose: A Beauty and Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Anna Hirsch

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Price of a Rose: A Beauty and Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)
By Byrd Nash
4 Stars

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I love fairytales and I think that the author did a good job with this one. There is magic, a curse, the beast and a happily ever after. This is where the similarities end. In this story, the father gambles for a rose and loses his three daughters. The sisters go to Thorn Hill Manor on their own terms and decide to help the beast in their own way. Lily becomes the housekeeper to clean and refresh the house, Rose decides to revive the gardens as this is her strength and Poppy being the youngest becomes his secretary. The author adds some twists to keep it interesting. The characters are kind and compassionate. My favourite had to be Poppy. She is a headstrong fourteen year old with a will of her own. The story is charming and enjoyable. You won’t be disappointed.

Review by @AnnaHirsch
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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Katie Kearney

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash. So this was a great story and I was very excited to read it as beauty and the beast is by far my favorite story. This was definitely a unique telling of my favorite story and I really enjoyed it. The characters are complex and bring the storyline to life. It’s different and I found myself completely lost in the pages. The author does a wonderful job of capturing a timeless tale and breathing a new life into it. I liked this one just as much as the first and I can’t wait to see where the author takes readers next. Five big stars all the way and highly recommended!

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Angela Hayes

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

5 Stars

 

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale is the second book in the Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings series by Byrd Nash. I have read most of Ms. Nash’s other books now and I can honestly say that this is definitely my favourite of them all (so far).
As the title would suggest, this is a historical fantasy and an original retelling of the classic fairytale, Beauty & the Beast. The story is so wonderfully woven – with magic, enchantments, curses, beasts, fairies, mystery, danger, hidden agendas, a little humour, a wager, a game, and full of rich historical details.
Byrd Nash certainly knows how to tell an enchanting story- as she easily pulled me into her ‘world’ on the very first page- and had me captivated the whole way through. I loved her characters and was completely invested in them and the outcome of the story. I also loved all the little twists she added to make the story uniquely hers.
I was so taken with the world she created, that the story ended before I was ready to leave. Now I can’t wait to see what she does next. I need her next book like yesterday.

Thank you, Byrd Nash!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Amanda Kimble

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings #2) by Byrd Nash

The second book by Byrd Nash in the Fairytale Retelling Series. In this book we get to see a new version of Beauty and the Beast. Beast has three Beauty’s instead of one. Byrd Nash has a certain way of retelling the fairytales.

Sir Griffin has found himself in a bit of a dilemma. He now has a debt to receive from Mr. Parker. His three daughters. The quote I chose for Sir Griffin is: “Do not remove anything from the grounds of Thorn Hall. I shall know if you do.”

Lily is the eldest Parker daughter at the age of 25. She is soon to be married and will leave her sisters behind. When she learns what went down between her father and Sir Griffin, she goes to see what she could do to get out of it. The quote I chose for Lily is: “I don’t know. I imagine a house that size would have one. Give me a few days to get my feet under me, before you visit.”

Rose is the middle Parker daughter at 21. She loves the garden and spends most of her time out there. When she and Lily go to Thorn Hall she finds the roses. She is the only one who has seen Sir Griffin. The quote I chose for Rose is: “Why be a domestic? We may be daughters of a city-man in trade, but our position in society is not so low.”

Poppy is the youngest Parker sister at 14. She’s too young to be married so her sisters try to find what she could do to pay off her part of the debt. When her father questions where the oldest are she tellls him. The quote I chose for Poppy is: “Lily is the new housekeeper at Thorn Hall, and Rose is helping Sir Griffin with his garden. They are paying off your gambling debt.”

Highly recommended for Fantasy lovers.

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