In one enchanted telling of old, a prince desperately seeks a princess to wed and rule by his side. But when his destiny arrives upon the castle steps, she fails to look the part of royalty, being drenched and forlorn after facing a cloudburst on her journey. To satisfy the prince’s queenly mother, she must prove herself a real princess, with a constitution so delicate the slightest lump beneath a tower of eiderdown mattresses – a lump no bigger than a pea- bruises her flesh and hinders her sleep. Only a girl as tender as a budding rose may marry the royal son and become a queen in her own right.
Waiting on Wednesday ~ Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel
Any speculation about what had happened always tied Barlcaly Hold and Page Ashby together. They had disappeared on the same day, so it had always followed that they must have made the same choice or met the same fate.
They’re never coming back, Cara Miller had whispered, with the kind of finality no one wanted to ask after.
Book Blitz ~ Kingdom of Glass and Ashes by Various Authors