by Marly Mathews
Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Annabelle Hawthorne-Morton is a beauty with a mysterious past—Lord Malachi Hawthorne is the beast that will touch her heart—she will heal his tortured soul and he will bring the light back into her dark world.
Annabelle Hawthorne Morton hails from an ancient mystical line—even though she herself has not been endowed with the mark of magic that the magic-kind of Thaliana are born with. Despite this, she aspires for magical greatness, and while performing a spell the enchantment backfires in her face, robbing her of half her sight. But it doesn't take her long to realize that within a few months she will be completely blind. When her father enrages the local lord and he's imprisoned for his crimes, Annabelle must muster her courage and save her father from the beast's wrath.
Lord Malachi Hawthorne, Earl of Markham has been horribly disfigured during a magical battle. His sister betrayed him—and now her curse has put him into his own living hell. Believing that the outside world will revile him for his monstrous appearance, he retreats to his enchanted castle. He is determined to make Annabelle's father his indentured servant, until he meets Annabelle. He quickly decides that she is the one that might finally set him free from his living hell, and knows he must have her as his own.
Enchanted Beauty is such a great twist on "The Beauty and the Beast". It has magic and wonder, love and loss, betrayal and loyalty; only who is on whose side is the question. I very much enjoyed the range of characters and where they belonged throughout the story. There is always something going on to keep the reader entertained and held captive in the story. Ms. Mathews has written a fantasy with a twist that you will want to take the time to read. Go grab a comfy chair and enjoy. Matilda,
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Enchanted Beauty Review from TRS 5 hearts:
I have always love reading as a child the story of Beauty and the Beast. In Enchanted Beauty, Ms. Mathews introduces us to Annabelle, a brave, and compassionate woman, who struggled with the knowledge that she could die if no cure was found for the spell that had injured her, causing blindness and a the hastening of her last days on earth. Filled with betrayal and unending action, you will find Enchanted Beauty to be one of Ms. Mathews' truly loving stories to remember. ~Margo Arthur, TRS
This book is a great read. Ms. Mathews has written a story with a historic feel and smoothly flowing fast-paced yet modern dialog. All her characters are well defined with depth of personality, even the magic mirror! They are intelligent, fierce and brave. Ms. Mathews' writing is not overly descriptive about less important things like furniture and scenery but instead gives us a great story with multi-dimensional characters. The book has great twists that kept me wanting to read more and I found myself staying up late into the night to finish. This is a fabulous adult fairytale with plenty of action, romance and of course, the happy ending. Watching Annabelle and Malachi fall in love inEnchanted Beauty is a wonderful journey and makes me look forward to reading more of Ms. Mathews books. ~Reviewed by Lily
Review of Enchanted Beauty by PNR-Awarded a reviewer's top pick for the month of October!
"More than a simple fairy tale"
Enchanted Beauty is an enjoyable tale with lots of unexpected twists and turns and layers, but at the very heart is the satisfying love story involving a beautiful woman with the ability to see beyond the outward ugliness of a man with a noble heart. ~Reviewed by Clover Autrey Bitten by Books reviews Enchanted Beauty!
This was such a wonderful story. I loved it so much that I had to feed my family cereal for dinner so I could finish reading it. Annabelle was a fragile woman in the beginning until she learned that she more inside of her than she thought. Malachi was a battered hero that you wanted to care for and make better. I enjoyed them together in this book so much. The extra characters were hysterical at times and made a great addition to the story. I have always loved Beauty and the Beast but Marly Mathews made it even better. ~By Megan from Bitten by Books