THE DAUGHTERS GRIMM
by Minda Webber

July 2008
ISBN: 978-0-505-52771-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Lovespell
Mass Market Paperback
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Rae and Greta Grimm are two sisters looking for their own Prince Charmings, but marriage prospects seem dismal for the two. Life in eighteenth century Cornwall is not a fairy tale for those with limited financial means. The girls hope their fortunes and marriage opportunities will improve after they are invited by an aunt for a visit to the Black Forest of Prussia.


Prussian society puts them in touch with Mozart and other celebrities of the day. The men they meet are not exactly the type they anticipated. Rae meets a widower with a whole brood of children and Greta meets a different sort of prince. Can either sister have a happily ever after ending or will their dreams turn into nightmares?


Rae comes off as extremely narcissistic with her constant comments about her own beauty and charm. She does grow during the course of the story and redeems herself as a heroine. Greta is the smart one with her great interest in literature and investigation.


This is my first foray into Ms. Webber's body of work and I found The Daughters Grimm absolutely charming. The blend of the paranormal and romance made for great reading fun. The titles of each chapter were humourous in their anachronistic manner. There is plenty of sizzling romance to delight any reader who enjoys a "fractured fairy tale". I will have to add Ms. Webber's earlier novels to my reading list.


Reviewed in September 2008 by Roberta.

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