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by Kate Forsyth
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Alissa rated it 5 years ago
Nice mix of fairytale and historical fiction. This book tells the stories of three women, all unwilling to be meek and obliging as their societies or their guardians demand, and of how they strive to achieve agency and love.In the best tradition of modern fairytale retellings the story is dark, angs...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 5 years ago
Braids together the tales of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force, a young girl with burnished red hair named Margherita, and the witch who holds her captive. Bitter Greens is a historical fiction cum fairytale retelling of Rapunzel, and it is richly woven together with attention to detail and...
Donna@BookLoversParadise rated it 5 years ago
Remember the tale of Rapunzel? Well if you liked that story, you will love this book. But beware, this is not a Disneyfied version of the story. This is an ADULT version of the tale. Told from the viewpoint of the author of the story, the witch and the girl we now know as Rapunzel, this is a fas...
Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it 5 years ago
Have you ever wondered where nursery rhymes or fairytales come from?? I think everyone does. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth tells us about the fairytale of Rapunzel. I know I learned this as a young child. The book tells the story of three women, Charlotte-Rose de la Force who is cousin of the Sun Ki...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
History, fairy tale and magic combine in this enchanting story to tell about the lives of three extraordinary women. Charlotte-Rose de la Force was a lady in waiting in the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. After a few too many scandalous love affairs, she is forced to retire into a strict abbey. ...
The Maiden's Court
The Maiden's Court rated it 5 years ago
I remembered hearing about Bitter Greens when it first came out in Australia a year or so ago. I was super excited to read this book when it came out to US release merely for the fact of the retelling of Rapunzel within a real historical setting. I honestly had not read the book blurb so I didn’t re...
Merle rated it 6 years ago
Bitter Greens is a lot of things: historical fiction, historical fantasy, fairy tale retelling. Most importantly, though, it's great fun, containing grand stories worthy of fairy tales, with the complexity and historical background of a good adult novel.Slightly over half the book is narrated by Cha...
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