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Becoming Beauty by Sarah E. Boucher is released this week. This will be simultaneously released on the same date in the UK. Yippee!
And, yes, it's a Beauty and the Beast title, with a different take on Beauty this time.
Claws. Long, filthy, and dangerously sharp.
They're the first thing Bella sees after what has easily been the worst day of her life. Careful not to alert her captor to her conscious state, she glances past the matted fur-covered arms and expanse of chest to the face. If something surrounded by tangled black rattails can be called a face.
Perhaps if Bella were the quintessential Beauty--gorgeous, kindhearted, and self-sacrificing--she might have a fighting chance in transforming this monster into a man. But she's never been the toad-kissing kind. Obsessed with landing a wealthy nobleman and escaping her humdrum life, she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Which is precisely what landed her here, at the mercy of the Beast.
In this imaginative retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Bella's strong sense of entitlement stresses her family's meager finances and as punishment she's sent into the Beast's service. As Bella improves circumstances in her new life, she also finds herself changing for the better. Bella must choose whether to follow the path she's always dreamed of--or risk it all for something even greater.
About the Author
Sarah E. Boucher spends her days instilling young children with the same love of literature she has known since childhood. After hours, she pens her own stories and nurses an unhealthy obsession for handbags, high heels, and British television. Sarah is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She lives and teaches in Ogden, Utah. Becoming Beauty is her first novel.