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The Reflections of Queen Snow White

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What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 155 pages
Published October 2nd 2013 by David Meredith
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Vicki
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story starts out sad and heartbroken. The queen is beyond sad missing her prince Charming. She can no longer find solace in the places that they shared and the places where they were happiest. Their bed no longer is a sanctuary, it is cold and lonely. Her pain is beautifully written. You feel the abject loneliness that she feels.

Then there is a shocking discovery. Shocking for me and especially for Queen Snow White. The misdirection is very apparent in the meeting of the mirror. Things beco
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Anne
Jun 02, 2016 added it
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The only things I knew about the story before I started reading it, was that it was obviously a Snow White retelling and that it was an emotional read. I saw a couple of raving reviews on Goodreads as well and because I love fairytales, I started reading eagerly.

The first chapter describing an air dance between two hawks was an interesting opening but it just went on and on, to the point of me rolling my eyes and wishing someone would just shoot the damn birds. I sincerely hoped that the rest of
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Alyssa Janine Busia
This is an incredible retelling of a classic fairy tale.

“And they lived happily ever after. The end”

That famous line was all we can see in the ending of any fairy tales that we had read before when we were still a kid. After that, we just continue our lives and never really wonder what their lives will be after those lines. I am just so glad that Mr. David Meredith gave me a chance to read a continuation of Snow White’s story.

“Instead, you made a choice to change your life. You decided that yo
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Tori (InToriLex)
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This was an immersive look into Snow White's life, beyond the fairy tale. Snow White has to come to terms with who she is, and remember why she has come so far in life. She is very depressed and unsure how to deal with her depression, after her Charming has died. You learn more about how Snow White survived a nightmare inducing childhood, but was able to carry on. Faced with the mirror she is forced to live through her best and worst memories again. Slow
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Erin Dunn
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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First off a big thank you to the author for providing an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!

I have seen The Reflections of Queen Snow White around on a few other blogs and it looked like an intriguing story. So when the author sent me an email request to read and review the book I was really excited! This is definitely a story that is up my alley and I was extremely curious to see what happened to Snow White after the happily ever aft
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Book Haunt
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
We all know the story of how Snow White found her Prince Charming and they lived happily ever after. Or do we?

In David Meredith's The Reflections of Queen Snow White the "ever after" part didn't quite work out the way it sounds. You see, Prince Charming was quite a bit older than Snow, so he passed away, while Snow still had quite a few years left ahead of her.

Preparations are underway for the wedding of Snow and Charming's daughter, Raven, but Snow just isn't showing much interest. It has been
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Sinead
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cute, adult, young-adult, sad
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Thanks David!
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You know what I think of when I hear Snow White? Not the Disney Princess… this badass:



Snow from Once Upon A Time. She will always be Snow White for me, now and forever. So when I was asked to read this retelling of Snow White, this was the image engraved into my mind. And this is a type of a retelling of Snow White. This book doesn’t retell the entire tale of Snow White, but rather use Snow’s experi
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Jules
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Reflections of Queen Snow White. It is wonderfully descriptive and I found it exceptionally hard to put down.

It was somewhat darker than I was expecting, covering aspects of loneliness, sadness, grief and depression. I found it surprisingly emotional in places and even had tears in my eyes.

I don’t wish to go into detail about the plot, as the blurb tells you all you need to know. However, if you enjoy fairy tales and are intrigued about what may or may not have happened to S
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Remember the story of Snow White, how scary her wicked stepmother was, how brave and handsome Prince Charming was? It was all so beautiful, colorful and the ending faded to black as they lived happily ever after and girls everywhere wanted to be a princess. What really happened after the wedding? Author David C. Meredith has written “the rest of the story” as the now widowed Queen Snow White’s daughter, Princess Raven is preparing fo
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Merril Anil
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's the perfect reflection of "Happily Ever After"

First of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book to read and review. Thanks for such a delightful read.

For me personally, the book was the perfect analogy of every "Happily ever after" story. The book has taught me a valuable lesson that there is no happily ever after, if we don't not make one for ourselves and it is in our hands to make our endings happy or sad. Who else to teach us this valuable lesson than
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Jola
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
The Reflections of Queen Snow White tells a story of an aging Snow White that we know from Grimm brothers tales. After the death of her husband she's stricken with grief that she cannot deal with. Then in abandoned chambers of her evil stepmother she finds a mirror...
I liked this story. It was very pleasurable, showing us what happened after the happily ever after and some of the known already events (meeting Charming, etc.).
It also shows us how grief is such a powerful emotion, too often negat
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Patricia Hamill
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adult readers who enjoy a new take on classic fairy tales
Beautiful, yet heart wrenching. Not for kids.

Queen Snow White is in mourning. Prince Charming is dead and she finds herself in a haze, unable to feel anything but pain and loss, despite the joyous preparations for her daughter's upcoming wedding. Looking for a quiet place absent of backstabbing nobility, she wanders into a disused tower in her castle and finds herself face to face with the magic mirror her wicked step mother adored all those years ago.

I must say this story left me speachless. Th
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Laura
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author, David Meredith, for gifting me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Wow... where to even begin! There isn't one thing that I didn't like about this book. It does an excellent job of exploring what happens after the 'happily ever after'. It is a curious thought because none of the fairy tales include an epilogue of how the happiness together came to end and how that happiness can continue on. It illustrates how life is full of loss and nothing lasts f
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
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I had to really sit down and debate what I would give this book as a rating. There were parts I loved to death and parts that made me want to throw my iPad against the wall. The ending... to me was too rushed but I'm so glad that Snow fixed herself, in the start of this story I wanted to scream at her, I get it, her husband was gone and she was ruling alone, but she had her daughter! Why be so depressed? She had other things to live for! Her daug
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*~Lan Lan~*
~* I received a free copy of this lovely ebook from the author in return for an honest review. Thank you David Meredith!*~


“Mirror?” the queen queried uncertainly, voice echoing in the empty chamber…
“Who summons me?”


Summary of what you need to know about the novella:

Genre: fairy tale; fantasy; high fantasy; romance; novella

Suggested Readers Age: 16 years and older; though this novella was written for adult audiences in mind
I say this because the themes discussed in the book are adult in nature
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O. D. Book Reviews
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Description: After happily ever after has come an gone an aging Snow White is losing herself to depression. She discovers the magic mirror once used by her evil step-mother and quickly finds herself sucked into its silvery depths. Will she come out mad like the former user, or will she finally truly find her happily ever after?

In Short: This book puts a layer of realism onto a familiar fairy tale. Unlike the Disney version you see what a victim Snow White really was. Horribly abused by her stepm
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M.J. Moores
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
The princess is all grown up and has lived her happily ever after – or has she? Caught in the midst of depression after the death of a loved one Snowy is trapped in a vice of her own making. As she tries desperately to get away and remove herself from everyone in the castle she stumbles down a long forgotten passage that leads her to the truth of her past – will it be enough to mend her fractured soul or will it shatter this delicate lady once and for all?

I was immediately drawn to the idea of S
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Jamie
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What an incredible twist on a classic fairy tale! The Reflections of Queen Snow White successfully breathes new life into an old story and transforms a cherished childhood favorite into a beautiful grown up fairy tale.
Queen Snow White is no longer the adorable and innocent little princess many of us all know and love; now after almost forty years she is aging, grieving the loss of Prince Charming and her most cherished friends, the seven dwar
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Nancy Goldberg Wilks
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Most of us know the story about Snow White; most of us know that she and Prince Charming lived happily every after. But just what is that “happily ever after”?

In The Reflections of Queen Snow White, David Meredith leads us through Snow’s and Charming’s “happily ever after”. Not only do we get the inside scoop on that question, but Meredith also shows us some of the never before revealed details of the goings on between Snow and her stepmother.

We learn all this, ironically enough, through Snow
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Susan
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The Reflections of Queen Snow White

David Meredith


Received from author


Obviously, THE REFLECTIONS OF QUEEN SNOW WHITE is a retelling of the classic Snow White tale. As I was reading I found my emotions all out of whack and one minute I was happy and the next, almost in tears. Memories of our loved ones are what keep those who have passed, alive. Grief is so powerful and effects each of us differently and with David Meredith's very descriptive writing, you will feel
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Maryam Dinzly
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whoever said that guys do not know how to write a perfectly good romance book, should read this book. This book was given to me by the author, David on Goodreads, and honestly, I was a wee bit skeptical that a GUY is actually writing the stories of Snow White. Though, I was curious, so I agreed to review it. I was surprised actually, when I enjoyed the book. HAHA okay, I should stop that and go into the review of it. This book, as the title states, is about Snow White. Well, more like, her futur ...more
Melissa Veracruz
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I was gifted and pleased to receive this book for free in exchange for an honest review.*

What would your mirror show? In David Meredith’s The Reflections of Queen Snow White, we get a glimpse into the life of Snow White in the years after her marriage to Charming. Please, don’t let this fool you! There is romance, there is love, there is a true happily ever after!

"What do I hope for now? she mused. Have I really become so different?"

This was an amazing read. It’s intellectual in its examination
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Carrie
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First, I would like to thank the author, David Meredith for giving me this beautiful book for an honest review. So here it goes. This is not your typical fairytale story. No, it is not the Snow White you remember from your childhood days. This book tells a story that is at times dark, heart-wrenching and melancholy that it will bring you to tears. This book was so well written the descriptions of scenes were so brilliantly depicted that at times I felt like I was at Castle Wolfejager along with ...more
Allison Hawn
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
David Meredith's "The Reflections of Queen Snow White" is an interesting and fresh take on a familiar story.

Set years after the events that we all know from our childhood Disney retelling of the classic fairytale, readers find Snow White looking back and facing her life in a very revealing way. Meredith portrays a much deeper character than the singing, frolicking, conversing with woodland creatures one that most people picture when Snow White's name is mentioned.

The book takes readers on a to
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Ally
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
More of a 3.5

This story was sent to me by Mr. David Meredith for an honest review.

We enter a deeper understanding of the life of Snow White. After her husbands passing Snow White falls into a deep grief and despair that only she can pull herself out of. She encounters the magical mirror her evil step mother once had and learns that she, Snow White, is a stronger and bravery than she makes herself out to be.

The story is told in the same style as the classic fairy are told. Short and sweet sente
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Dawn Sullivan
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Reflections of Snow White By David Meredith

First off I got to say that this book is very well written. David writes details and descriptions so well you can picture everything in your mind as if it was a movie.

I love how David takes one of my favorite childhood fairy tales and puts his own spin on it. The way it was written was very unique and clever.

I really enjoyed getting the before and after in this classic happily ever after fairytale. For me it was like getting an adult extended versio
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Angela Howell
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? I never have any expectations when I start reading any books, and this was a pleasant surprise. This one is so moving, you need to keep the tissues nearby. I couldn't put the book down.
It is beautifully written and you feel the emotions of Queen Snow White as she copes with change before and after going to the magic mirror.
The character is strong in this book and shows tenderness of love.
This book makes you feel sad, but also uplifted at the same time as it gives you another way
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ItaPixie
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

I didn't know what to expect from this story but I liked it and I was really fascinated by it from the begnning to the end.

David Meredith with this short story made us meet Snow at an older age,he told us also some of her past experiences and he succeded to touch me with his words depicting this frail character that has only forgot how she was and lost her way.


Copy kindly provided by the Author.

Amanda
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because it appealed to my whimsical nature. Snow White was the first Disney movie I ever saw, in the theater, for it’s re-release. I now have my own daughter, and she loves the Disney Princesses, although her fav is Belle. Snow White was always my favorite princess until I discovered Princess Leia. I do have to point out that I know absolutely nothing about where these fairy tales come from. Outside of the sanitized Disney versions, I haven’t read any literature about the origi ...more
Morrisa
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A few things before I start. I’d like to thank the author David Meredith for providing me with a free copy for an honest view in return. Secondly, this book IS for adults. It has some explicit violence as well as explicit romance. It’s not the Snow White disney movie. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this short tale, a different look at the life of a well known fairy tale princess, Snow White.

This story starts off with an old, grieving Snow White. It’s been a year since Prince Charming has died, and
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David Meredith is a writer and educator originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee. He received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. On and off, he spent nearly a decade, from 1999-2010 teaching English in Norther ...more

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