Istoire Awakens #1: Belle & Beast
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A war hero. A prince with a secret. A distressed damsel intent on beating the odds. They’re not the fairytale characters you’re used to.
After proving himself a hero during the war, Eddie Marchand returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Lady Belle.
Lady Belle chafes at the life she’s led in a quiet backwater, patiently waiting to restore her family’s fortune.
When a beastly Prince disrupts their lives attempting to protect his secret, Belle makes a choice that plunges her into a world of magic and mystery. Will Eddie save his childhood sweetheart from a life of horror? Will the Prince resist the fate foretold to him? Can Belle crack the secrets of her new home and save them all?
The threat of war is building again. This time the entire continent may be at stake—unless long buried secrets are exposed and prejudices put aside for good.
Belle & Beast is a clean, fantasy-romance retelling of the French fairytale, Beauty & the Beast. It is the first book in the Istoire Awakens series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.