Belle of the Ball
The three Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don’t live up to their names. Belle is no beauty. Charisma lacks charm. ...more
The story takes place in the 19th century in Colorado-a town named New London, where more than a few younger sons of English Lords, known as remittance men (living off an allowance from their families) are living. Many continue the same social habits developed in England, wasting their time drinking, gambling and womanizing. One young man, Stanhope, however, was sent away from his family in disgrace when a young woman acc ...more
The three Graces of Ancient Greek mythology sit around on Mount Olympus, having tea parties, and plotting how to make three sisters' wishes for love, revenge, and beauty come true.
The book is a retelling of Pygmalion / My Fair lady / She's All That set in 1880's Denver - and make no mistake - Colorado was very civilized at that point. No wild west anymore - it had High Society - and all the gossip and politics that comes with it.
Nice twist in this version - the woman being made over seeks out he ...more
Belle Sullivan is a frustration to her Mother. Her hair is too unruly, she has freckles, and she doesn’t care about her appearance. How is she ever going to find a husband? Her Mother has chosen three young men for her daughters and pays them to take the girls on a picnic. They all he ...more
The characters were great fun to read, Mr Sullivan who is so unassuming, saves the day and it's absolutely fabulous! I absolutely adore Kit he's so cute! And I loathed Daltrey he was such an ass. I loved the relationship between Belle and her sisters, they are all so strong and loyal it's nice to read :)
I'm not sure if I want to chance the next book... I haven't quote decided yet
A lovely little read, very quick and easy. However the characters are actually enjoyable to read about.
Stick with it, as at first I did feel Belle was silly, soon realised that it was just an accurate representation of the time. This was very refreshing, and Belle soon blossomed.
While the time line doesn't really match up, Colorado Springs-Little London, Lords, Earls and Ladies in the late 1800 Americans it is a good story, no one messes with the Sullivan sisters, and ever though they are named after three Greek gods they sure don't have the power of the gods, just yet...
This is the story of Belle, who was described as homely. It is witty and well paced. While there were one or two minor strands to the story that could have been better tied in, I really enjoyed it.
Cute. Nice read. Fairly good prose. Would make for perfect reading over a small vacation. Preferably in the shade and a nice beverage. I don’t know how I feel about the other 2 books in the series being written by other authors. Especially since the 3rd is only 180 pgs. We shall see.
This book is a interesting read.
Alittle magic,and a wish made to
A rock garden,helped a young lady become beautiful, to the eye of the beholder, and made a young man realize, that money could not make you happy only love could.
Thank you ❤ ...more
If a writer can combine romance and humor with a fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal element, I'm hooked. Add action/adventure, and it's even better!
Since I couldn't find quit...more