‘Perfect love casts out fear.’
Beauty is only skin deep. I always thought this was a quote from Shakespeare but when I looked it up I found the first use of the phrase is attributed to English poet and essayist Sir Thomas Overbury, in 1613: ‘All the carnall beauty of my wife, is but skin deep.’ (What his wife thought of that is not recorded.) I also found that the saying ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is credited to Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote popular fiction under the pseudonym of 'The Duchess'.
Beauty – and perceptions of it - is the subject of Beauty’s Curse, an engaging modern fantasy by Jodi Woody. Four people each live with a curse that can never be broken. Can the scarred and orphaned Hope show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder? Will they ever learn that true love can break the chains that bind them?
Beauty’s Curse is a thought provoking fairy tale of life and death, love and trust. Find out if it has a happy ending.
About the Author
Jodi Woody lives in Wisconsin with her husband Eddie. She has seven grandchildren and a Jack Russel called Buddy. Her writing goal is to make some characters come alive and to provide a small place of escape for my readers. She says ‘I’ve always loved the written word and enjoy writing almost as much as reading. My tastes run from science fiction and fantasy, steampunk and westerns, to historical and romance. My all-time favourite stories are fairy tales, especially ones that have been re-written for adults.’ Jodi has a website at http://authorjodiwoody.com/ and is on Twitter @JodiWoody