Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him . Journey to faraway fairy tale lands with atmospheric retellings of three beloved tales. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new. Read Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft for free with a 30 day.

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The intriguing analysis of the father, the first wife, and the step-mother adds the new dimension to the old tale. The third tale is a retelling of Mulan and does a nice job in developing the relationship between Mulan and her father on his unwilling return home after injury. None of that can just happen in a moment. I certainly appreciated that the girl took care of things herself Trivia About Before Midnight: The first half of the book was pretty good in terms of pacing but towards the end of the book things felt rushed and I feel bad for this little book.

Book Review: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

So, her entire childhood was through without parents. Add to Cart Add to Cart. I wish I had read these stories when I was younger.

A substantial amount as it turns out. Nov beford, Lizzie rated it it was ok. When the tinker first arrived at the front door of their house I immediately thought of him being Rapunzel’s father! I truly loved some characters but absolutely detested at least one.

When they got there, they saw Cendrillion in her plain clothing, and since the father had never mentioned her, they thought she was a servant. Nov 01, Cara rated it really liked it Shelves: For years he does not come home, for he fears the loss of her mother-who she doesn’t even know the name of since her father forbids everybody to speak it. It is so great that I find myself another fairytale retelling! For some reason, I did not end up buying it, but I wanted to read it, just because I liked the cover!


Sorry, that’s not how life works. She has a collection of over 50 old sci-fi and horror films. Mulan has a distinctly different voice, saying from the start she is different and how she’s not afraid to speak out. A feat I’m assuming is hard to achieve. The way that Rapunzel won over everyone she came in contact with through her courage and perseverance and not just beauty.

Apr 22, Charity U rated it really liked it. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! In order to craft her own version midnught the Cinderella story, Dokey went back to the Grimm and Perrault versions of the tale. I would highly recommend this book beforee anyone who is looking to be given a different on befroe classic tale. I have always loved fairy tales and have recently been studying the re-tellings of Cinderella from across the world.

Well, Rapunzel is one of my favourite characters and I felt very dismayed that she was quite completely stripped of the identity she was given in the Brothers Grimm’s version. He wants nothing to do with her, so he leaves her in the care of his estate and the various servants.

Book Review: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

I wish for a mother to love me, a mother for me to love. I loved their interractions and I really adored the various relationships that formed between everyone. It turns the story completely on its head and makes the happily ever after that much better!


No, not a joke. Or…perhaps only a close friend? Similarly, the ending was highly predictable and there was never any depth in the relationship she had with the prince which I suppose never Overall, fokey storyline was actually quite interesting.

While the Mulan story was not all that different then the one I know, both the Rapunzel and the Cendrillon stories were fresh and interesting takes on the well known tales. If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it,does it still make a sound? Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. Cendrillion’s as she’s called in this retelling mother died giving birth to rokey, her father was away when she was born, and came back a few days later.

Part of Once upon a Time. When her mother doesn’t want her, for she doesn’t have her golden haired beauty, Rapunzel is taken in by the Sorceress and lives with her in a cottage and helps her in the garden. Cindi is only treated like a servant because she doesn’t reveal her identity.

Perhaps Dokey’s other retellings are better he has many but I must leave you with a common phrase: I definitely plan to read this dokeg again someday. So I am happy to say that I got the chance to reread these favorites of mine in the Omnibus that is “Once. I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this collection.

It’s based on dedication, commitment, trust, etc.