The Rose and the Mask: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling

Victoria Leybourne
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The beauty tried to steal from him. Now the curse has trapped them both. Can a Beast learn to love a thief?

Faustina is a beauty and a thief, not necessarily in that order. She doesn’t believe in magic, just luck, and hers has run out. The last thing she needs is to get roped into a ridiculous revenge plot by her brother—especially when that brother is Giacomo Casanova, Venice’s most notorious libertine.

Benedetto Bellini has never been particularly lucky. The fact that he’s under a beastly curse proves that. Now he’s got a second problem, one that’s washed up on his island in its undergarments and attempted to steal his silverware. He finds Faustina intriguing and infuriating in equal measure. And, thanks to the curse, he’s stuck with her.

Faustina doesn’t know what to make of the sweet, shy and deeply irritating man holding her captive. Does he have something sinister in mind, or is he just trying to keep her safe? And why won’t he take off his mask?

The Rose and the Mask is a standalone novel that can be read on its own or alongside the other book in the series, The Murano Glass Slipper.
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About the author

Victoria Leybourne was born in England but grew up in an assortment of fantasy worlds, and wanted to be either a writer or a Disney princess when she grew up. She’s pretty happy with the way things have turned out, although she still tries her luck singing to woodland creatures now and then, just in case they feel like washing her dishes.

You can find out more at VictoriaLeybourne.com, or follow Victoria on Twitter, @fluxcapacitory.

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Publisher
Victoria Leybourne
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Published on
Feb 3, 2018
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Pages
340
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Historical
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Eligible for Family Library

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