Beauty

What if the fairy tale came true In this bittersweet love story, it isn t Beauty who needs to discover the man inside the Beast but the man himself.When Alix Miller takes off for a remote spot in New Hampshire to paint a portrait of the reclusive aristocrat, Leland Crompton, nothing has prepared her for what s in store The housekeeper is unnerving The castle like house wWhat if the fairy tale came true In this bittersweet love story, it isn t Beauty who needs to discover the man inside the Beast but the man himself.When Alix Miller takes off for a remote spot in New Hampshire to paint a portrait of the reclusive aristocrat, Leland Crompton, nothing has prepared her for what s in store The housekeeper is unnerving The castle like house with its massive chimney, mullioned windows, and ironwork gate with wrought iron roses gives her chills And Lee himself is disfigured by a rare, genetic disease In the long hours of work that follow, deep in the wintry woods, Alix discovers that beneath Lee s exterior lies a remarkable man, a man she could come to love The problem lies in convincing Lee.
Beauty What if the fairy tale came true In this bittersweet love story it isn t Beauty who needs to discover the man inside the Beast but the man himself When Alix Miller takes off for a remote spot in New

  • Title: Beauty
  • Author: SusanWilson
  • ISBN: 9780743460538
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    SusanWilson

    Born in Providence, RI, raised in Middlefield Rockfall Connecticut Post High School Education, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT and Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT.Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and two grandsons plus four step grands.Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha s Vineyard Those are the stats I am a novelist, ten published, one in progress I frequently contribute to the on line magazine, Stay Thirsty.

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    • Lia said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This is an interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Alix and Lee, the painter and the deformed man. It was beautiful and convincing as it unfolded. However, the ending really didn't work. It felt rushed, sloppy, and, in some key ways, unnecessary. **SPOILER** What I wanted to see was how their relationship progressed as they worked at being married. That really had to bring up a lot of issues for both of them, but it was all skipped over as [...]

    • Brittany said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Alix Miller is hired to paint a portrait of Lee Crompton, who is a disfigured recluse. For practicality, she lives with him while she works on it. I'm not going to say more on the plot because the synopsis is pretty self-explanatory. What I will say is that I absolutely loved this book. I've had Beauty since 1996, and it has made it through every book donation clean out that I've had. It is a quick read - I can read through it in a few hours - and it is a fantastic story. It's on my "Keep Foreve [...]

    • Emily said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I could have sworn I reviewed this. Oh well. I should have liked this. It had all the elements I enjoy. It's a retelling of Beauty and the Beast for crying out loud. How could I NOT like it? The 'beast' was a man from a wealthy family with a disfiguring disease. The 'beauty' was an artist who was filling in for her ill father, commissioned to paint the man's portrait. Good so far. LOVELY so far. After they meet, great, I'm along for the ride and enjoying it, despite some minor issues I had with [...]

    • Christy Stewart said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I'll love any book that has a disfigured leading character, and what was good about this book was that instead of it being 'At first, I was taken aback but I can see the beauty there. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' it was 'He's ugly. No, ugly ugly.' Aside from that, the leading lady was the right amount of feminine to make her believable and not annoying. So that makes for two winning characters in my book.Lastly, the book is a great realistic version of a re-told fairy tale and despite t [...]

    • Kelly said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      OH GOD I CAN'T STOP CRYINGI love Beauty and the Beast retellings and this one, persuasively modernized to the 1990s, was a treat of a romance.

    • Elisa Bottesin said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      (Recensione referente ad un'edizione italiana posteriore su licenza, tulipani viola in copertina).Titolo italiano "Gli occhi del cuore".A volte le cose migliori della vita si presentano con un volto inaspettato. Solo un romanzo? Non importa. Dice comunque la verità.Peccato solo per il finale. Lo avrei voluto consolatorio e felice.

    • Jody Phillips said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I love fairy tales, and Beauty and the Beast is a favorite--but not romance novels as a genre. This is a bit of both.This fairy tale makeover, set in modern times, has some redeeming value in that it's not syrupy.

    • Tiffani Long said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Oh, Beauty, how you tricked me. I was so ready to give this book a rave rating and review. I feel so conflicted, I am going to split the difference and write a two-ferWhy I want to give this book 5 stars:I was in love with idea of a real-life Beauty and the Beast story and from the beginning, the author did a wonderful job of capturing the emotions and complexities of Lee and Alix's growing relationship. The writing, beautifully done, wrapped me up in the story and held me tight. The struggles o [...]

    • Josephine Taylor said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I don't know where to begin with this reviewI just LOVED this book! It's so beautiful, heart-touching and, most of all, realistic!A painter hired to paint an ugly man in the backwoods of New Hampshire. WHat;s not to love about this tale? It's bittersweet, and unlike any retelling of The Beauty and the Beast I've read before!As of today, this is my all-time favourite book, and I'd be reading it for a sixth time and it will still bring tears to my eyes.I highly recommend this book to those who enj [...]

    • Rebecca said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      First, let me say I am a sucker for anything that reflects the Beauty and the Beast dynamic. This short book was absolutely wonderful. It was not very long, but that did not leave me feeling unsatisfied in any way by the end (as some short novels can). The characters were lovely and endearing. Once I finished this book, all I could do was sigh and say “Oh, my heart.” One of the best romantic books I’ve ever read. I would recommend this to anyone.

    • Leaffrog03 said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I love the story of Beauty and the Beast which led me to read this book. It started off well and I was enjoying this take on the Beauty and the Beast story. However, the ending completely ruined this book for me. It wasn't what I was expecting to happen and it is not a book I will be reading again.

    • Rachele said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This is one of my favorite reads. If nothing else sounds interesting, this is what I pick up. Its the typical story of beauty and the beast but set in modern times, with the "beast" being a regular man with a genetic distortion to his body.

    • Laura said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      It was a good story, but it could have been even better without the swearing and sex. Lame additions that don't further the plot at all.

    • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This was a pretty enjoyable read and nicely written, but the fair lack of conflict and terrible ending made the whole thing seem pointless.

    • Sheila said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      One of the saddest and most beautiful books I have ever read. If one day I own it I will reread it.

    • Alice Montgomery said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Beauty by Susan Wilson is a rewriting of Beauty & the Beast with a twist. The setting is not a magical fairyland with household objects who are under a spell that can only be broken by true love’s first kiss. Instead, the story is a realistic portrait of a young man whose own self-worth is distorted by a disease which has caused him to gradually become deformed. Unlike Beauty & the Beast where the “beast” transforms from a monstrous creature into a prince, the “beast” in this n [...]

    • Sarah said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Well, it might have gotten a 4-star rating, maybe even a 5, but the ending totally killed it for me. It was such a lovely story, so sweet and romantic and real, and then the "life isn't a fairy tale" bombshell right at the end that ruined everything! I'm crushed. I was so hopeful for something sweet and good, and it's bittersweet, at least, but mostly sad.I'm glad I read it. It's a moving story, beautifully written, funny and witty, but the ending is not worth a second read through. I really hat [...]

    • Ellen said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Interesting version of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty is an artist so I enjoyed that aspect because of my background. Beast has a disfiguring disease. Nice development of the story. It makes me want to see if she has any more adaptations. The ending does remind me of the true version of our folk tales before the Disney version of happily ever after.

    • Racheal L. said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      sweet story, the ending kinda shocked me but a good story. i wish it had a little more depth though :/

    • Bethany said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Happy tears, so many happy tears

    • Leigh Robbins said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Loved this tender book, highly recommend, its a keeper on my Favorite bookshelf!

    • Dianna Winget said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      I enjoyed this modern day version of Beauty and the Beast. It's got substance to it and great characters, but I didn't care for the ending.

    • Michelle Good said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Interesting updated version of Beauty and the Beast.

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This is a wonderful book. I suppose one could technically classify it as a romance, but it is so much more than that. Its idea taken from the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty brings the story into the modern world and gives it a twist.Alix Miller is an artist and has taken a job painting the portrait of reclusive Lee Crompton. For centuries, Miller's have been painting portraits of the Cromptons and this time it will be no different, except it will be Alix instead of her father. She [...]

    • MAP said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This book is a contemporary (1996) romance based on the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. Alix, who comes from several generations of portrait painters, is commissioned by Lee Crompton, a wealthy recluse, to paint his portrait, as Alix's family has done for Lee's family for over 300 years. The catch of course, is that Lee is deformed and holes himself up in his country mansion.The book was ok. I definitely thought the characters of Alix and Lee were well written, sympathetic, and engag [...]

    • Danni said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      this book had the potential to be great, but alas, it was not. i'm not going to lie, i was interested for about half of the book, but then my interest started dwindling. Alix was kind of ridiculous. She was a bit of a slut, and really shallow. she talks about the boys that she has dated and slept with, and mentions that all of them were pretty much ken dolls. And, she openly tells a boy that if she "was ready" that she would sleep with him anytime. I also didn't appreciate that the author put in [...]

    • Alice said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      Beauty by Susan Wilson is a rewriting of Beauty & the Beast with a twist. The setting is not a magical fairyland with household objects who are under a spell that can only be broken by true love’s first kiss. Instead, the story is a realistic portrait of a young man whose own self-worth is distorted by a disease which has caused him to gradually become deformed. Unlike Beauty & the Beast where the “beast” transforms from a monstrous creature into a prince, the “beast” in this n [...]

    • Gerrie said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This is a beautiful interpretation of the beauty and the beast story. Lee, the hero, is truly hideous on the outside. He has acromegaly, a totally disfiguring condition, which has utterly distorted his looks. The first time the heroine, Alix, sees him, she is completely repulsed. The author unveils the beautiful person within Lee layer by layer, and we slowly learn to appreciate his considerable inner beauty along with Alix as she gets to know him. You fall in love with Lee along with Alix, unti [...]

    • Ying Chi said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      What a big surprise! I really wish a happy ending. I imagined the child would be with defeat, but I couldn't imagine Alix passed away Oh, they suffered so much to love each other and get marriedAnyway, it is a good romantic novel, and I still like it.

    • Bronwyn Rykiert said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:57 AM

      This story had everything, maybe a little too much of it.Alix Miller goes to Riseborough to do a painting of Leland Crompton as Miller's have always painted the Crompton's every generation. This was to be different as Lee Crompton was disfigured and he planned never to see this painting and was only having it done because it was a tradition.In the middle of all this Alix's father falls victim to cancer, as her mother had a few years before, and Alix goes home to nurse him to the end. After his d [...]

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