This, the first, in Ms Lackey's retold faerie tales was an interesting experience when I first read it. With her usual deft characterizations she gave us a whole new story based on the classic Beauty and the Beast.
Set in the wild west of the 1800s, I really enjoyed this novel. History was well woven into this tale of magic and myth and again I find myself recommending her work. This book is great for the adults but is equally good for the younger readers.