by Katy Regnery
A Modern Fairytale
Publication Date: February 27, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.
Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
LOVED this book!!!! Don’t Speak is one of the most beautiful, emotional love stories I have ever read! Laire is a fisherman’s daughter with big dreams. She doesn’t want to settle on the island like her two sisters have. Erik is the privileged son of the governor of North Carolina. These two are worlds apart, and on the surface, appear to have nothing in common. However, that doesn’t stop the two of them from falling in love. After a summer romance and losing their hearts to one another, they are torn apart. Neither one ever forgetting the other. Fate brings the two back together years later. Will it be different this time? Can they finally get their HEA?
Laire and Erik are one of those magical love stories in which the writer breaks your heart and then puts it back together. It’s truly a fairy tale with a hero who steals your heart, a heroine who is strong, and the evil one that makes your skin crawl! I loved both Laire and Erik. Even though they are from two very different worlds, they do have one thing in common besides their love for one another. They want to be their own person despite what their families want for them. Fate will eventually push them to pursue their own dreams. While it broke my heart that the two of them were separated, it also made them into the people they were supposed to be. It forced them to make decisions that would eventually make them strong, independent individuals and unstoppable as a couple.
I have always loved fairy tales ever since I was a little girl myself, so when I can find a retelling of one, I’m super excited. There is just something still magical about them. I loved the references to The Little Mermaid….King Triton, Sebastian, Erik, but Regnery made it all her own kind of magic from the beginning until the end. Looking forward to reading more of her Modern Fairy Tales, and what I love most…is part of her proceeds go to charity. Regnery is doing her own part in making fairy tales come true for real people. You can’t beat that!!!!
About Katy Regnery
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnerystarted her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.