#3, A Modern Fairytale
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"I finished Ginger's Heart last night, and I am completely and utterly in love." –Mia Sheridan, NY Times bestselling author
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery, a modern-day fairytale about the many faces of love.
Once upon a time there were two cousins:
one golden like the sun,
one dark like midnight,
one a protector,
one a predator,
one a Woodsman
one a Wolf…
both owning equal,
parts of a little girl's heart.
In this contemporary love story, loosely inspired by "Little Red Riding Hood," the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.
Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky's premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father's Stallion Manager, and Cain's cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love.
**Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.
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Ginger's Heart is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.
~The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast)
~Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel)
~Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood)
~Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot)
~Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid)
~Shear Heaven (Rapunzel)
~Fragments of Ash (Cinderella) ~ coming 2018
~Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) ~ coming 2018
Ginger's Heart captured me from the dedication to the acknowledgments. And what is written in between tugs at your heartstrings. This is the story of two cousins, Josiah (Woodman) and Cain who are as close as brothers, and one little girl they both love.The cousins are three years older than Ginger. Josiah and Ginger are from privileged families and bad boy Cain has had a much harder life. But who does Ginger give her heart too? Ginger is schooled at home so she does not have a lot of friends, but she does have a special relationship with her gran and relies on her for guidance. Chapter 1 excerpt:
“What do I do if I love them both?”
Her grandmother’s eyes, which had been mostly teasing, flinched, and her mouth tilted down in a sympathetic frown, which made her face seem so serious and sober.
“Choose, doll baby,” said Gran. “Someday you’ll have to choose.”
This book is an emotional roller coaster as they grow into adulthood and the choices Ginger, Cain and Josiah make impact their lives and each other's. Because Katy Regnery brings her characters to life on each page you feel what they do: love, hurt, angst, guilt, sadness and anger. Have the tissues handy. This book is a must read.
Truly a fairytale!!!
Beautiful story with best friends, family, loyalty and tragedy. This is a story about falling in love. It's about knowing the difference between "loving" someone and being "in love" with them. This is the story of Cain, Ginger and Josiah. The bad boy, the princess and the perfect boy. You might think you can guess who gets the princess in the end but it's the lifelong journey to get there that's the real adventure.
My emotions were all over the place reading this story. The relationship between these three childhood friends was so fun to watch, twist and turn and grow. Ginger was lucky to have two knights in shining armor to watch out for her but I didn't envy her the choices she had to make.
The only problem I had was there was a lot of story line repeat. The story would unfold in the eyes of one character, only to be retold right after by another character. Other than that story was perfect!
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An absolutely amazing love story.
From the moment I read the synopsis of Ginger’s Heart, I must admit I had a bit of fear that this story was going to be difficult for me. I absolutely do not do love triangles and anticipating this story was going to be about a woman and two cousins fighting for her affections, I was a bit panicked that it wasn’t going to work for me. But as I am an avid Katy Regnery fan/stalker, there was absolutely no chance I was going to miss out on one of her stories. Honestly I should have known better than to have even an inkling of doubt because I completely fell in love with Ginger, Cain and Woodman and this fantastic story.
I’m certain everyone has read a book where the characters absolutely captivated and took control of their mind, heart and soul. Well, from the moment I opened Ginger’s Heart I was completely mesmerized and drawn into the lives of Ginger, Cain and Woodman. I just couldn’t get them out of my head even when I wasn’t reading. I continued to replay the scenes between them in my mind over and over like I was watching a movie. I worried a bit about how I was going to be able to include a description of this story in my review without spoiling the plot so I’ve decided to rely on Katy’s synopsis for that. What I do want to say is that there is such a deep and resolute connection between these three hearts even now as I think back to them all, I have a burning of tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. Ginger, Cain and Woodman took ahold my heart from the turning of the first page and although I have finished reading their story, they continue even now to hold on to it.
Ginger’s Heart had intensely heartbreaking moments when all I wanted to do was sit and cry. But when I was finally able to return to the story, I found that Katy began to slowly repair my heart finally returning it to me in one piece full of contentment, emotion and love for an unbelievably beautiful love story. Katy Regnery is positively, hands down, one of the most gifted and talented story tellers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She creates all of her characters with such grace and love and has the unwavering ability to completely transport her readers to another world. Katy takes you through the gamut of emotions making you laugh out loud, cry with tears of joy as well as sorrow literally rolling down your cheeks and even dislike making you want to scream at the book. But she also has the amazing ability to make you swoon and fall so hard and so deeply in love with her characters that they become a part of your soul and a part of your life.
Ginger’s Heart is a powerful love story of hearts bound together by time and now shares the number one place on my list of favorite stories of all time by Katy Regnery who is definitely at the top of my list of favorite authors as well. Standing ovation to you Ms. Regnery. Ginger’s Heart is beautifully written and is an absolutely amazing story.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Mar 22, 2016
- Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery
- Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
- Print Length: 585 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: #3, A Modern Fairytale