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The Bear of Rosethorn Ring: A Snow White and Rose Red Story

(Once Upon a Twist Tales #4)

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When their father runs away, Marita and Diamond Kadlec realize how different twins can be. Marita’s ready to forget Lucas entirely, but Diamond wants to give him the second chance she’s never been able to give before. That’s before they discover that Lucas is indebted to the ill-tempered D’vard and his travelling circus, the Rosethorn Ring. The Ring’s entertainment lacks a ...more
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published April 6th 2021 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Christine Smith
NOTE: This is the fourth book in the Once Upon a Twist Tales series—a series of novellas each set in the same world and retelling a different fairy tale. Though they can more or less be read as standalones, this fourth addition ties in pretty heavily with the last two books and features the protagonists from them. If you want to dive into this one, go for it! But I personally suggest starting from the beginning, or with book #2 at least.

One of the greatest draws for me with this series is the co
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Skye
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is an adorable rendition of Snow White & Rose Red. If you’re looking for a sweet/ clean turn of a fairytale this is for you. It has a circus, hot air balloons, and possible assassins. Marita and Diamond are twin sisters dealing with Diamond’s temporary blindness and the sudden presence of their Father in their lives complicates things further. He gets himself entangled with a circus; ‘The Rosethorn Ring’ and Diamond, Marita, and Felix (Marita’s Fiancé) end up having to join up to help him.

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Tara Savanna
Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Having read the previous book, Diamond, I really enjoyed seeing the characters’ stories continue. I also like that it can stand on its own quite nicely if someone happens to read it without having read the others in the series. (I eventually realized that I had inadvertently missed books 1 and 2, which I plan on remedying very soon! )

This book shows the healing that can come from forgiveness and second chances as well as finding the strength in your weaknesses. Diamond struggles with feeling lik
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Madi's Musings
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fairy tale retellings, for me, are always take or leave. Either they’re marvelous or they’re mediocre. The Bear of Rosethorn Ring is definitely a take.

The characters are delightful. Marita’s and Diamond’s personalities are so well-developed, and I love the differences between the two of them. D’Vard is pill, but an amusing pill, and I’d love to see a spin-off series of more fairy tales where unfortunate characters are forced to interact with him. The character arc for Marita and Diamond’s farthe
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Mary
Mar 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
With Bear of the Rosethorn Ring, author Kirsten Fichter took on the challenge of re-telling Snow White and Rose Red without magic or mythical beings while keeping the essence of the original story, and she did so with her signature humor and endearing characters.
  It was sweet to see how Marita and Diamond navigated being sisters and how they and Felix supported each other in all their adventures. I think this might be the first time I've seen a character Felix's age have the habit of ditching
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Miranda Sylvester
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
To find my review (and an author interview), click this link here: https://ribbonash.blogspot.com/2021/0... ...more
Erica Nicole Pait
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You know I love a good Kirsten Fichter book, and of course, this newest installment was no different! (Mind, there are slight SPOILERS for Diamond and the other books if you haven't read them...) Two sisters, Diamond (our lovely Rapunzel) and Marta (our Sleeping Beauty heroine) are finally reunited after spending literally their whole lives apart. As they navigate the tricky waters of familial relations, their father once again betrays their trust by falling back into his old habit of gambling. ...more
Meagan Myhren-Bennett
The Bear of Rosethorn Ring:
A Snow White and Rose Red Story
Once Upon a Twist Tales #4
By Kirsten Ficher

Marita Kadlec has had enough and wants to let her father fly the nest, so to speak when he runs away via a hot air balloon. But Diamond is of a different mind than her twin sister, she wants a chance to do something for the father she has never known. Their search is more frustrating than anything until they stumble across a most disagreeable individual whose only care seems to be his beard.

Bu
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E. Writes
Apr 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Kristen Fitcher’s The Bear of Rosethorn Ring (A Snow White and Rose Red Story) offers up several
unique twists on this lesser known, classic fairytale. It was easy to see where most all the elements were included, and the re-worked versions of them added interest for the overall tale.
An "absolutely zero magic", kingdom adventure, type of fantasy... with horses, siblings, and family dynamics set primarily against a backdrop of circus life and the spectacle of performing, this should appeal to th
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C.O. Bonham
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Bear of Rosethorn Ring is a retelling of the fairytale, Snow White and Rose Red. If you are unfamiliar with it, don't worry, it's often confused with that other (but unrelated) fairy tale about a girl named Snow White.

This version of the story removes the magic and replaces it with a circus setting. I really liked the circus aesthetic and thought the story was adapted really well.

This is the fourth book in Fichter's Once Upon a Twist Tales series. I do believe the story stands on its own w
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Lemon
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another fun short read by Fichter!

The retelling aspect of this novella was really fun. I appreciate how in this one, Fichtner took the Snow White and Rose Red fairy tale and make it completely her own. And I enjoyed how she wove a forgiveness narrative into the tale. Did I think (as I am apt to do with novellas) that the pacing was still a little fast? Actually, not really. Perhaps at the end, things made me blink and realize it was all ending, but it was well paced.

We also got sibling shenaniga
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Jenavieve Rose
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Kirsten Fichter is a twenty-something Christian writer who loves being the wife to her favorite person ever, mommy to two precious blessings, a piano enthusiast, a dragon buff, a serious bookworm, and an INFP synesthete. Fairytales have always fascinated her, and she has made it her goal to rewrite as many as possible and become known as the “Grimm Dickens” (i.e. mixing Grimm fairytales with a Dic ...more

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