We remember her best as the generous fairy who dresses Cinderella and handles transportation while she’s at it. But that’s just the most famous fairy godmother’s tale. With a little imagination, you’ll find that fairy godmothers and godfathers appear in many varied forms. The authors in this anthology have crafted new tales that re-imagine the fairy godmother and her role.
A young fairy grapples with imposter syndrome as she takes up her new appointment as godmother. Immortal sisters bestow blessings and curses on princesses as a way to battle the patriarchal fairy godfathers. A struggling artist receives a godmother’s help to impress at her high school reunion. Sparing the life of a moth leads to magical help from an unexpected protector.
Retellings of Pinocchio, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Frog Prince show the magic of these stories in a whole new light. Infused with modern sensibilities but honoring the tradition of fairy tales, these dozen stories will enchant and inspire you.
Mothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy Godmothers will be available in ebook and paperback April 19, 2022! Pre-order at the links below, and add to your Goodreads shelf here.
Table of Contents
“Wishes to Heaven” by Michelle Tang
“A Story of Soil and Stardust” by Kelly Jarvis
“Real Boy” by Marshall J. Moore
“Returning the Favor” by Lynden Wade
“My Last Curse” by Elise Forier Edie
“Face in the Mirror” by Sonni de Soto
“Forgetful Frost” by Vivica Reeves
“Modern Magic” by Carter Lappin
“In the Name of Gold” by Claire Noelle Thomas
“Of Wishes and Fairies” by Maxine Churchman
“Flick: The Fairy Godmother” by Kim Malinowski
“The Venetian Glass Girl” by Abi Marie Palmer
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