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The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
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Jan 11, 13

bookshelves: 2013-reading-challenge
Read in January, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable retelling and combining of fairy tales from various sources.The message the same, even if the meaning is a little different: True love conquers all.
In this case however, true love is not the romantic, Disneyfied stuff. It is love that comes without enchantment or disguise. It is the love that contains a willingness for sacrifice and the quiet, comfortable warmth of true understanding and acceptance of another.

There is so much of this book that I want to quote, but I don't want to give too much away. I can't resist these three though:




"She was who she was, no more, no less, and that was what made her so special."

"Some spoke gentle words; some remained silent. But he understood. Understood that the pain he endured thinking he was leaving them was nothing compared to the pain they endured knowing he was gone. So together they rejoiced in life."

"She held him and he held her, two souls that had known each other for ten years and ten years more. Two souls reunited ... He looked at the woman who held his heart safe as she whispered his name."
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