The Prisoner of the Castle of Enlightenment
Violaine, a devotee of books and learning, is sold by her father to a mysterious nobleman to become his companion. Fearing herself at the mercy of a monster, Violaine instead succumbs to the seductive spell of her magical new home, and the love of a man she has never seen, who comes to her only in the darkness of night.
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I remember watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast countless times with my kids when they were much younger, so it's not surprising that the beginning of The Prisoner of the Castle of Enlightenment would seem very ...more
Violaine is a feminist of her own time, a free thinker like the friends she make ...more
The Prisoner of the Castle of Enlightenment by Therese Doucet is the tale of Violaine twenty-seven, widowed, and mother of two near Vaud, Switzerland, in the Age of Enlightenment. She loses the bookshop that her and her late husband owned, sold by her father to a mysterious Marquis.
The Marquis finds a beloved book by Violaine, filled with poems written by ...more
Let’s unpack all of this a little bit, keeping nasty spoilers to a minimum.
The novel ...more
"Political, social, and psychological insights accompany Violaine's journeys to keep readers immersed in a story that defies easy categorization. From romance and fairy tale allusions to historical and philosophical foundations, The Prisoner of the Castle of Enlightenment may best be described as a surreal journey through the changing, challenging world of the ...more
I have FALLEN in love with this book, OVER, and OVER again! I am just madly in love OMG. I can't even think right now, that's how in love I am. I'm going to have to revisit this review in the near future to touch up, and give an actual review. But for now, I am going to sit here and wait for my very own Marquis, to come and rescue me.
*Thank you Therese and her publisher for being ever so kind, as to send me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This was definitely a very interesting story, more of an adult retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I was not sure if the story would grip me and keep me interested and entertained, but once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. The story has suspense, intrigue and lots of romance to keep you captivated and highly entertained. It was a great story.
This is a retelling of my favourite Disney movie. Beauty and the beast.
It has the romance and the suspense and everything you want and need in a retelling.
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My fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary magazines including Embark, Hotel Amerika, and Bayou ...more