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Unable to believe her family's fortunes have changed, Belle asks her father to bring her a rose when he returns home. The rose brings more troubles to their family. The beast it belonged to demands either her father's life or one of his daughters. Belle can't let her father die, but she's terrified of facing the beast.
This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Keywords: teen/young adult, once upon a time, fairytales, folklore, romance, magic, enchantment, rose.
Avril Sabine is an Australian author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland. She writes mostly young adult and children's speculative fiction, but has been known to dabble in other genres. She has been writing since she was a young child and wanted to be an author the moment she realised someone wrote the books she loved to read.