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Frederick Snow, first footman, is the perfect servant: efficient, hardworking, and completely bereft of emotion. Unbeknownst to his employers, he’s the lost Duke of Snowmont, on the run from a suspicious stepfather and a powerful magic he can only control by burying his passions beneath his frosty demeanor. He’s managed to hide behind his carefully ordered life until an impertinent miss arrives and challenges everything he thought he wanted.
If Charlotte Erlwood wants to land a wealthy, titled husband at her great aunt’s house party, she has to stop losing her temper – especially with inordinately handsome footmen. Perhaps if she recruits Frederick for her matrimonial schemes, she’ll be able to direct her attention toward suitable single noblemen and away from inappropriate dalliances. But Frederick’s frigid control is no match for Charlotte’s irrepressible spirit, and her passionate kiss could summon the darker side of his magic…or wake his heart from its frozen sleep.
"The Duke of Snow and Apples is certainly different from the typical romance novel. Something akin to Regency England meets Walt Disney-style fairytales. Very enjoyable." - Plot Twist Reviews
Reading fairy tales retellings is one of my favourite things in the world...
....when they are well executed. And yes, that's what happened here!
First of all, this is much more than a (lol) Snow White/Cinderella fairy tale retelling.
This is a Three In One!(...first book I've ever read that mana... ...more
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Billed as a gender-swapped retelling of Snow White, this fun historical fantasy debut novel from Elizabeth Vail was entertaining and romantic. I loved the blend of historical and fantasy elements, and I've always been a... ...more
Primera novela de este tipo que leo... que une la fantasía y el romance histórico... jajaja pero me encantó... le quedó bien a la autora!!
... Amé a Frederick y la protagonista a pesar de sus defectos me agrado. La historia es muy tierna y tiene sus partes divertidas... y las escenas de los besos... ...more
3.5 stars out of 5.
When I chose to read this story I was thinking historical romance novel, and in many ways it was. The pomp, the circumstance, the fantastic gowns, the snobbish aristocracy, the grandeur of the estates, the star crosses lovers, all my favorite things in a historical romance. The... ...more
*I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was more of a 3.5 star rating, but I rounded up.
I absolutely love fairy tale retellings, so I was pretty excited about this book, where the hero is our Snow White. But for some reason, it took me forever to get into t... ...more
Set in a magical land reminiscent of Regency England, Frederick Snow has served Lady Balrumple of Charmant Park for over ten years, keeping a tight rein on his thoughts, emotions, and magical abilities. But when he meets Lady Balrumple’s grandniece, Charlotte Erlwood, that infamous control comes... ...more
I've wanted to read this ever since, several years ago now, I read an early draft of the first page over at dearauthor.com. I was intrigued by the casual way magic was introduced into the familiar regency romance world. The finished novel doesn't disappoint.
At first, the twee familiarity of certa... ...more
Huh. Well, I wasn’t expecting…this. And you know what? I’m kinda glad this story turned out the way it did.
Frederick and Charlotte’s world is similar to Regency England but not. Mannerisms, social status, fashion, and speech all resemble that time period except there’s magic woven into this world... ...more
A strange mishmash of regency romance and high fantasy with just a smidge of screwball comedy flair. With a full cast of characters running the gamut from the myriad classes of servant, to crazy dowagers, and minor royalty. The vastly different personalities are well-rounded and well represented,... ...more
It all starts with an apple...
Umm...O.K. Let me clarify that.
An apple thrown by one very cheeky Lady Charlotte Erlwood, at the person of her very reserved footman, Fredrick Snow.
The Duke of Snow and Apples is a wonderful tale that is far less romance, and so much more about fantasy and fairy. Yo... ...more
I was given an ARC of this book in place of an honest review.
I will warn you at first that this story is a little slow, at times you will think that you are reaching a conclusion only to have the story begin again. I did love were this book was magical and unlike any snow white story before. This... ...more
Frederick Snow is the first footman at Charmant Park. He does his job efficiently and with no emotion. That is until he meets Miss Charlotte Erlwood. She is running away from her sister who is now engaged to the man she wanted. Frederick is running away from his responsibility and his magic. Are... ...more
Nunca había leído a esta autora y debo decir que me gustó mucho su forma de escribir, el ritmo de la historia y lo diferente que fue.
La historia se centra en Charlotte, que viene escapando de haber pasado una situación humillante en su casa y en Frederick, un sirviente perfecto que esconde un gra... ...more
The Duke of Snow and Apple's was a really fun, historical fantasy. I liked that it is based on Snow White. However, the story was still unique and had its own twists. I enjoyed the characters and the settings were just wonderful. I look forward to reading more from Elizabeth Vail.
I received a co... ...more
i will never think of snow white again without thinking of this story. i really like this story. ...more