About the Book
Book: A Dark Beauty
Author: Clarissa Kae
Release date: March 9, 2021
A Victorian Twist on Beauty And The Beast
Bold and brilliant, Georgiana has a gift for fixing machines—from clocks to carriages—while her father has a penchant for finding trouble. In an accidental fire, Georgiana and her father scar the once handsome face of Lord Pichon, cousin to the queen.
Rumors of Georgiana’s gift raise her family’s status. Her incomparable beauty captures the eye of many gentlemen and the wrath of Lord Pichon. Abandoned by his peers and alone in his cold castle, Lord Pichon is determined to enact revenge.
When Georgiana’s father makes a terrible mistake, she sacrifices herself to pay his debt—as a lowly maid in Lord Pichon’s castle.
Her wit and warmth begin to thaw Lord Pichon’s estate, making him question his version of the past. Will her kindness break the beastly lord or will he hold her family hostage forever?
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I felt welcome and invited into Queen Victoria’s drawing room in 1850. The author explores the Victorian world with vivid characters with the backdrop of the Great Exposition. I’m always excited to read a new-to-me author, and I am not disappointed. From the first page the characters expose their flaws and deep wounds in a less than perfect world, whether from the glitter of the palace or the dark rooms of townhouses. Their physical flaws work their ways into altering personalities and overall outlooks on life.
While reading the intriguing drama and ensuing changes due to life in London and at court, I ponder my own physical realm with my own flaws and failures. Am I forgiving of myself and my frailties? Or do I allow them to alter my character? Do I depend on God to see me through anything or do I turn to people to fulfill my purpose? This book offers opportunities to question personal motives as I view fellow humankind and how I treat them, flaws and all. I hope you decide to go on this journey, joining the lives of people in pain as they grow and possibly escape their physical bonds and frailties. Bravo to Clarissa Kae!
About the Author
Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.Since her first novel, she’s explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.
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As a young girl most of the fairy tales talked about beauty as the only attribute but when Disney came out with Beauty and the Beast, my world was rocked. For the first time the heroine was a woman with a brain and a plan. I began researching the fairy tale and read every version. When my youngest daughter was born (with dark hair and big beautiful brown eyes) I named her Isla Belle. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of writing a Beauty and the Beast retelling. And finally, that dream as come true.
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