The Girl Who Believed In Fairy Tales: Three Short Stories

Half-Faerie Publishing
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Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the playfulness, symbolism, and deeper meaning in fairy tales have filled Heather with hope, nurtured her spirit, and fired her imagination. Sometimes touching, and sometimes humorous, these loosely biographical tales capture three transformative experiences in her life.

Heather takes a poignant journey through her past with a tarot reader and awakens to a sense life's magic in "The Girl Who Watched for Elves"

She grapples with desire and creates a life imbued with meaning in "The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes"

She follows her heart until she finds her place in the world in "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing"

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today, a collection of modern fairy tales for those who have already left home. 

The novellas:

Beautiful Beautiful

Dreaming of the Sea

The Tree Hugger

I Am Lily Dane


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About the author

Heidi Garrett writes metaphysical and visionary fiction in the epic fantasy and contemporary fairy tale genres.

She's the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the author of the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi has also collaborated with B. J. Limpin on the yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses.

Visit Heidi's blog at www.heidigarrett.com or signup for her sporadic newsletter at http://eepurl.com/wWKUj.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. After spending a decade in Southern California, she now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

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Publisher
Half-Faerie Publishing
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Published on
Jun 17, 2014
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Pages
168
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Heidi Garrett
“… deliciously ambiguous … a mythical tale as appealing as it is impressive.” —Kirkus Reviews


As a half-faerie, Melia is an outcast in the enchanted world where she lives with her two sisters and full-blood faerie mother. The girls' father has been exiled to the mortal world for breaking his faerie troth. When a tragic accident destroys what's left of Melia's fractured family, her mother is unforgiving. The punishment she metes out will leave her daughter torn between guilt and ecstasy, challenge the bonds between three sisters, and complicate Melia's relationship with a young priest who’s come to the Realm of Faerie on a mission of his own.

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is an epic fantasy with an intriguing cosmology and well-developed characters for readers of all ages.


Praise for the Daughter of Light fantasy trilogy: 

Isolt’s Enchantment, the beginnings (Free Prequel)

I loved the beauty of the world when Vulcan first meets Una, and I especially enjoyed the explanation of Umbra. Isolt’s vengeance was absolutely delicious, and I could recommend this book based solely on that scene.—Erica at Fantasy Book Lane

Half Faerie, Book 1

I found myself sharing emotions with several characters and my husband would walk by just shaking his head, he doesn’t understand books and what they can do. I highly recommend this book. I want to thank Heidi Garrett for making my otherwise boring life so exciting with her books, I am loving it, every single minute! Five stars for Half Faerie. —KJ at Kj Reads A Lot

Half Mortal,  Book 2

The pace picks up quite a bit as the stakes are raised in Half Mortal, the second book in this epic coming of age fantasy trilogy. I can totally understand why the comparison to LoTR has been drawn, as Melia and her cohorts battle numerous foes as they attempt to make things right- in both realms.—Mama Reads, Hazel Reads

War & Grace, Book 3 Coming in Spring 2018!

Heidi Garrett
“In this second installment ... Dynamic characters choose sides on the battlefield and in their hearts, aptly setting the stage for the next book” — Kirkus Reviews


Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them--and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.

The stakes are raised when Melia grasps just how far she will have to go in order to save the people and world she loves. 

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a high fantasy with an intriguing cosmology and well-developed characters for readers of all ages.


Praise for the Daughter of Light fantasy trilogy: 

Isolt’s Enchantment, the beginnings (Free) 

I loved the beauty of the world when Vulcan first meets Una, and I especially enjoyed the explanation of Umbra. Isolt’s vengeance was absolutely delicious, and I could recommend this book based solely on that scene. — Erica at Fantasy Book Lane 

Half Faerie, Book 1 

I found myself sharing emotions with several characters and my husband would walk by just shaking his head, he doesn’t understand books and what they can do. I highly recommend this book. I want to thank Heidi Garrett for making my otherwise boring life so exciting with her books, I am loving it, every single minute! Five stars for Half Faerie. — KJ at Kj Reads A Lot 

Half Mortal, Book 2 

The pace picks up quite a bit as the stakes are raised in Half Mortal, the second book in this epic coming of age fantasy trilogy. I can totally understand why the comparison to LoTR has been drawn, as Melia and her cohorts battle numerous foes as they attempt to make things right- in both realms. — Mama Reads, Hazel Reads 

War & Grace, Book 3 Coming in Spring 2018!

Heidi Garrett
“… deliciously ambiguous … a mythical tale as appealing as it is impressive.” —Kirkus Reviews


As a half-faerie, Melia is an outcast in the enchanted world where she lives with her two sisters and full-blood faerie mother. The girls' father has been exiled to the mortal world for breaking his faerie troth. When a tragic accident destroys what's left of Melia's fractured family, her mother is unforgiving. The punishment she metes out will leave her daughter torn between guilt and ecstasy, challenge the bonds between three sisters, and complicate Melia's relationship with a young priest who’s come to the Realm of Faerie on a mission of his own.

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is an epic fantasy with an intriguing cosmology and well-developed characters for readers of all ages.


Praise for the Daughter of Light fantasy trilogy: 

Isolt’s Enchantment, the beginnings (Free Prequel)

I loved the beauty of the world when Vulcan first meets Una, and I especially enjoyed the explanation of Umbra. Isolt’s vengeance was absolutely delicious, and I could recommend this book based solely on that scene.—Erica at Fantasy Book Lane

Half Faerie, Book 1

I found myself sharing emotions with several characters and my husband would walk by just shaking his head, he doesn’t understand books and what they can do. I highly recommend this book. I want to thank Heidi Garrett for making my otherwise boring life so exciting with her books, I am loving it, every single minute! Five stars for Half Faerie. —KJ at Kj Reads A Lot

Half Mortal,  Book 2

The pace picks up quite a bit as the stakes are raised in Half Mortal, the second book in this epic coming of age fantasy trilogy. I can totally understand why the comparison to LoTR has been drawn, as Melia and her cohorts battle numerous foes as they attempt to make things right- in both realms.—Mama Reads, Hazel Reads

War & Grace, Book 3 Coming in Spring 2018!

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