Author: Heidi Garrett

Book Review 58: The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Heidi Garrett

Book Review 58: The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Heidi Garrett

  I received this book via a giveaway hosted by the author.   The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Heidi Garrett is a compilation of three short stories, “The Girl Who Watched for Elves,” “The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes,” and “The Girl Who Couldn’t Sing.” I am a huge fan of books that take well-known fairy tales and twist them into something new or of stories that create new fairy tales. I have entire shelf dedicated to these types of books on GoodReads.I really struggled with The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales. All three stories are apparently about the same woman, Heather. However, her name is barely mentioned in any of the stories. I actually thought the stories were about three separate women. Since only the barest bits of knowledge where shared about Heather and it wasn’t clear that the stories were about a specific woman, I found it hard to connect with the lead (or leads). The narrator seemed too omniscient and unwilling to share details about who the stories were about. Leaving me out in the cold wondering what and who I was reading about.I also had a hard time seeing how the […]

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