A beautiful princess lies in a sleep so deep it is close to death. Was Sleeping Beauty revived by a prince's kiss? What really happened in that tower so long ago?
While Beauty Slept re-imagines the legend through the lens of historical fiction, telling the story as if it really happened. A Gothic tale of suspense and ambition, love and loss, it interweaves the story of a royal family and the servants who see behind the glamorous facade, following the journey of a young woman as she lives out a destiny that leads her to the brink of death.
While Beauty Slept will be published in February 2014, but is available for pre-order on Amazon.
More by Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth is also the author of two previously published romance novels, The Letter and The House of Secrets. The Letter tells the story of Cassie Armstrong, who starts to question everything she thought she knew about her family when she discovers a long-hidden love letter written to her grandmother. Shifting between Cassie's story in the present and her grandmother Lydia's story in the past, from small-town Illinois to New York and Paris, The Letter reveals the hidden triumphs and tragedies behind seemingly ordinary lives.
The House of Secrets is no longer in print (alas!), but used copies often can be found online.
The Letter, originally published in 2007, was reissued in fall 2013. You can buy it online from: