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Once Upon a Grind
Cleo Coyle

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A Fairy Tale Murder...

Coffeehouse Mystery #14

December 2014
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Featuring: Clare Cosi - amateur sleuth; Madame - Clare's octogenarian employer and former mother-in-law!; NYPD Detective Mike Quinn - Clare's boyfriend
416 pages
ISBN: 0425270858
EAN: 9780425270851
Kindle: B00INIXU9Y
Hardcover / e-Book
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Also by Cleo Coyle:
Honey Roasted, December 2021
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Brewed Awakening, December 2019

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Do you have a favorite fairy tale? Mine is Cinderella, but I am no Disney princess. While I love pumpkins, I’d rather turn one into a pie, cake, or muffin than a sparkly carriage. Unlike Snow White, I’ve cooked more birds than sung to them, and my snoring alone disqualifies me as Sleeping Beauty.

My character Clare Cosi has the same suspicious view of perfect princesses. A single mom in her forties, Clare manages a thriving coffeehouse business and cherishes her grown daughter—the best thing to come out of her early, disastrous marriage. Now she’s struggling with a second-chance relationship.

While NYPD Detective Mike Quinn is a very good man, he’s also a dedicated cop—maybe too dedicated. Between his career and Clare’s fear of going through the pain of a second marriage Fail, her happy ending is still a fairy tale.

At the start of ONCE UPON A GRIND, Clare is living separately from Quinn, whose expertise in narcotics has landed him a temporary position with the US Justice Department in Washington. Missing him greatly, she throws herself into her work by helping her merry band of baristas give their shop’s coffee truck a Jack-in-the-Beanstalk makeover for a children’s festival in Central Park (appropriate since she’s running a business that lives or dies on the quality of its beans).

When she discovers a young model's body in the park’s woods, the police believe "Sleeping Beauty" is the victim of a drug overdose. But Clare uncovers evidence that points to a list of suspects—from a New York Giant to a wolf of Wall Street and quite a few wicked witches.

Now Clare is really in the woods with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming Club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend.

By the end of ONCE UPON A GRIND, you'll have taken a storybook odyssey with Clare, opening secret doors uptown and down as she solves a cold case murder that’s been open since the Cold War and survives the wrath of a stone cold killer—all while coping with a cauldron of surreal visions brought on by the grinds of a mysterious coffee brewed from rare African beans.

Because the book is also a culinary mystery, you’ll find more than 20 recipes to try in your own kitchen, including:

Clare’s Black Forest Brownies

Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cappuccino Blondies

Fryer Tuck’s Ale-Battered Onion Rings

Cinderella Pumpkin Cake

Snow White Chocolate Mocha

Dr Pepper Glazed Chicken

Easy Almond Milk Custard

Inside Out Chocolate Cream Cake

And many more plus…

Madame’s Guide to Reading Coffee Grinds

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READ THE BOOK’S FIRST CHAPTER HERE.

SEE THE BOOK’S ILLUSTRATED RECIPE GUIDE HERE.

Note for new readers: While ONCE UPON A GRIND is the 14th title in my series of Coffeehouse Mysteries, you can read it as a stand-alone. If you like it, you will have 13 more books to enjoy. Click here to download a free checklist of every title in order, including brief story summaries.

What is your favorite fairy tale? Tell me in the comments and you will be entered to win an “Inspire Joy” necklace, hand-crafted by the Women’s Bean Project (a worthy organization that works a special kind of magic helping impoverished women). You will also win an autographed copy of my new Coffeehouse Mystery in its beautiful hardcover first-edition format.

Happy holidays, everyone, and may your New Year be bright!

~ Cleo

Visit Cleo at her online coffeehouse.

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Holiday Giveaway: Don’t miss Cleo’s ONCE UPON A GRIND Holiday Contest with a $75.00 gift card in the prize package!

Win Coffee: Enter to win premium coffee in Cleo’s weekly drawings by singing up for her free E-newsletter (recipes, contests, fun info).

Praise for ONCE UPON A GRIND

“CHARMING, VIVID, AND MEMORABLE” 4-1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! —RT Book Reviews

“FRESH AND FUN” —Booklist

A Mystery Guild Featured Alternate Selection

Hardcover and digital editions released by Penguin

Audiobook produced by Blackstone Audio

What is your favorite fairy tale?

One commenter on this post will win an autographed copy of ONCE UPON A GRIND in its beautiful hardcover edition and this hand-crafted “Inspire Joy” Necklace from the Women’s Bean Project, a nationally-recognized organization that works magic helping impoverished women by teaching them job readiness and life skills needed to find and keep employment.

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Comments

122 comments posted.

Re: Cleo Coyle | Once Upon a Grind and a Magic Bean Necklace Giveaway

My favorite is Cinderella. I always rooted for her and for
the shoe to fit!
(Jennifer Ingman 11:20pm December 5, 2014)

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Sally is really a princess in
a patchwork dress.
(Tava H 4:21am December 6, 2014)

Mine is Cinderella too. I remember the last birthday I had with my dad they had Cinderella put on the cake so I think of him when I see Cinderella.
(Jennifer Beck 12:29pm December 6, 2014)

Sleeping Beauty would have to be my favorite.
(Ashley C 12:30pm December 6, 2014)

I always loved Cinderella. I suppose because the hardworking
kindhearted gal gets her prince.
(G. Bisbjerg 3:23pm December 6, 2014)

Beauty & Beast.... Not only does Beauty/Belle value
family & knowledge more than fashion, but she also looks
beyond the appearance of the Beast to see the goodness
beneath his awkward and scary exterior. And that the
Beast, for all that he knows he will never find release
from his curse without Belle's love, never forces himself
on her and always takes her "no" as "no."
(Katharine Armbruster 7:41pm December 6, 2014)

I love Fairy Tales :) One of my favorite fairy tales is Snow White
(Holly Loch 7:43pm December 6, 2014)

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast.
(Mary C 9:00pm December 6, 2014)

My two favorite fairy tales are Beauty and the Beast and the Ugly Duckling.
(Kai Wong 10:38pm December 6, 2014)

My favorite is Fiona from Shrek.
(Ginger Hinson 2:22am December 7, 2014)

When I try to think back to Fairy Tales, the one that I like
would have to be Sleeping Beauty. Not only is it slightly
scary, but it's healthy ( she gets to eat part of an apple
), and then gets woken up by a kiss from her Prince
Charming. Who else wouldn't LOVE to be woken up by a kiss
from their Prince Charming after falling asleep?? Even
though you said that you snore, I don't think the Prince
would mind. He'd still find you beautiful!! Your latest
book sounds like your best book yet, as well as your
recipes. You've really outdone yourself on the recipes this
time, and I think that they would almost be worth the reason
to get your book!! Personally, I love the story, and the
recipes would be a bonus!! The cover to your book is
terrific, as always!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and all
the best in the New Year!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:01am December 7, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. She learns to see people for who they are, not what they look like. Would we all be so lucky!
(G S Moch 12:26pm December 7, 2014)

Cinderella stories.
(Gail Hurt 2:15pm December 7, 2014)

Hey, everyone, Cleo here, dropping in to say thank you for
telling me about your favorite fairy tales. I'm really
enjoying your comments, and I appreciate your taking the
time to make them. Good luck to everyone in the blog
contest, which will stay open until Wednesday, December
10th. One of you will win an autographed copy of my new
mystery, ONCE UPON A GRIND, and the "Inspire Joy" necklace
pictured from the Women's Bean Project, a very worthy
organization that helps impoverished women learn job skills
to find and keep employment. If you click their link above,
you can check out their site where they sell delicious food
items as well as unique, handcrafted jewelry--a great place
for holiday shopping, too.

Warmest wishes to everyone for the holiday season, and I'll
be back again to see what more of you have to say about your
favorite fairy tales!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of The Coffeehouse Mysteries
"Where coffee and crime are always brewing..."

ONCE UPON A GRIND
Top Pick! 4-1/2 stars - RT Book Reviews
"There's magic in the coffee..." - Publishers Weekly
"Wicked good" -Library Journal
(Cleo Coyle 4:08pm December 7, 2014)

It is Cinderella. She had to do all the housework to make everybody else happy and contented and yet still was able to find time to dance at the ball. Her prince came looking for her and low and behold, there she was drinking coffee and baking cookies. What more could anyone ask for with a happily ever after. Thanks for the recipes and have a wonderful Holiday with you and yours.
(Rosemary Simm 4:31pm December 7, 2014)

I have two favorite fairy tales. They are Beauty and the Beast and the Ugly Duckling.
(Kai Wong 5:03pm December 7, 2014)

snow white
(Denise Holcomb 7:59pm December 7, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella.
(Gladys Paradowski 12:35pm December 8, 2014)

Does Mulan count? Loved her bravery.
(Suzy F. 8:14am December 8, 2014)

I love Cinderella and always have. I love all the different remake that are made.
(Leslie Waters 9:32am December 8, 2014)

Cinderella is my favorite. She is beautiful inside as well as
outside.
(Leona Olson 7:27pm December 8, 2014)

Elisa from the story of the wild swans, who suffers to save
the lives of her brothers by knitting shirts from nettles
and remaining mute until her task is done--this one comes
from Grimm and was also retold by HC Anderson and Andrew
Lang
(Janet Martin 10:05pm December 8, 2014)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
(MaryEllen Hanneman 10:33pm December 8, 2014)

I have always enjoyed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
(Mary Preston 4:30am December 9, 2014)

I would certainly say that Sleeping Beauty's Aurora is my favorite fairytale
and lead character. Have been in love with the story since I was a young
girl.
(Lindsey Champine 7:25am December 9, 2014)

The story I read over and over as a child was the Little House. I loved it when she moved to the country... and then my life mirrored that!
(Margo Sue Bittner 7:37am December 9, 2014)

I loved a more obscure one - Snow White and Rose Red.
(Janet Morrissey 7:47am December 9, 2014)

The Princess and the Pea
(Tonya Hundley 8:03am December 9, 2014)

I like off the wall fairy tales, ones that have been twisted lol. :)
(Debbie Carney 8:10am December 9, 2014)

I love most fairy tales! One of my favorite TV shows right
now is Once Upon a Time. They do fairy tales right! I love
Cinderella because it's one of the first fairy tales I saw
at the movies.
(Christy Maurer 8:19am December 9, 2014)

The Legend of the Cherokee Rose (a Cherokee Indian legend(fairy tale))
(Carolyn Hankes 8:20am December 9, 2014)

I love Beauty and the Beast , because Belle is so sweet. Cinderella too,
especially the movie version with Drew Barrymore ;)
(Kelly Overend 8:35am December 9, 2014)

Beauty and the Beast is a favorite. That library !! Being
transformed by love !! (But, really - I love Fractured
Fairy Tales from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle the most). It
is fun to read what other people like, too. Thanks.
(Harriette Harra 9:29am December 9, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty & the Beast! I love books and
phantom of the opera and this fairy tale has both aspects in
it.
(Diana Qureshi 9:34am December 9, 2014)

I love Sleeping Beauty.
(Linda Kleback 9:40am December 9, 2014)

Cinderella comes to mind first. I agree with Harriette that the Fractured Fairy Tales on Rocky and Bullwinkle were the best of all.
(Barbara Tobey 10:00am December 9, 2014)

Beauty and the Beast because like Belle, my head is stuck in a book as
much as possible! Spreading joy! Now there is a difficult feat in today's
harsh world but one that is do strive for!!
(Sue Gilot 10:35am December 9, 2014)

It would have to be Beauty and the Beast.
(Kelly Ballenger 10:37am December 9, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella.
(Kathy Morrison 12:41pm December 9, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is The Nightengale. I would love to hear the little bird sing!
(Sandy Fielder 12:41pm December 9, 2014)

Cinderella. Because who doesn't have an evil stepmother and ugly stepsisters --
in one guise or another?
(Lynn Speer 1:19pm December 9, 2014)

My all time favorite is also Cinderella! Prince Charming is in every young
girl's dream or at least he was in my dreams of happily ever after!
(Polly Muragin 1:26pm December 9, 2014)

Cinderella is my favorite with Prince Charming lovingly leading her to their
castle to live happily ever after!!
(Polly Muragin 1:30pm December 9, 2014)

I love all of the fairy tales but Rapunzel is my favorite
(Darlene Carroll 1:31pm December 9, 2014)

i know it's not a "traditional" fairy tale but to be
honest, I would go with Shrek. It has the same aspects of a
fairy tale but I think the message is so much stronger - to
be yourself and that love can still find you.
(David Hans 2:11pm December 9, 2014)

Beauty and The Beast is mu favorite. Hope and forevermore
ending.
(Sharon Berger 2:14pm December 9, 2014)

The princess in "The Wild Swans". I love that she is the
heroine and saves her eleven brothers from the curse of the
evil queen.
(Sharon Fisher 3:11pm December 9, 2014)

The Twelve Dancing Princesses...I love the story of hidden walls, and jeweled trees and mysterious journeys...
Thanks for the contest..
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com
(Marilyn Watson 4:29pm December 9, 2014)

Sleeping Beauty. Thank you for this opportunity. I love this book and all your books! It would be awesome to win a signed copy and this beautiful necklace.
(Robyn Konopka 4:51pm December 9, 2014)

My favorite is Cinderella. My first watch was a Cinderella
with a blue case for safe keeping.
Marilyn Collins
(Marilyn Collins 6:00pm December 9, 2014)

Mine would be Cinderella too. In 1961 I got a Cinderella watch with a figurine of her for Christmas :) I still have them :)
(Patty Degmtich 6:59pm December 9, 2014)

Cinderella is my favorite. She had perseverance in the face of obstacles. Love all your books.
(Karen Tome 6:59pm December 9, 2014)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs----I just love those
dwarfs!
(Sue Farrell 7:04pm December 9, 2014)

Snow White is my favorite of all times.
(Sharon Baker 7:28pm December 9, 2014)

I enjoy fairy tales, and love the new take on them by such TV shows as Once Upon a Time and Grimm. I think my favorite may be Beauty and the Beast...
(Kathleen Kaminski 7:32pm December 9, 2014)

I love Beauty and The Beast but I also like The Grimm fairytales. Just
finished "Once Upon a Grind" it was great as always. I loved the addition of
the magic beans and the fact that Clare and Mike's relationship is going to
the next level.
(Michelle Reed 9:12pm December 9, 2014)

I like Sleeping Beauty.
(Linda Kish 9:18pm December 9, 2014)

Great cause,
(Catherine Myers 10:24pm December 9, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. I've always loved that
book.
(Barbara Thompson 10:25pm December 9, 2014)

I love little red riding hood. I vividly remember my dad sitting on the side of
my bed and telling me the story in Czech, hoping I would go to sleep. Then
when I was an adult I fell in love with Trina Schart Hyman's rendition of the
story.
(Victoria Fisher 10:26pm December 9, 2014)

My favorite has always been Cinderella. I was happy when
her stepmother and stepsisters were overlooked by the
Prince. Such a happy ending that the shoe fits and sweet
Cinderella get to go live forever with her Prince.
(Mary Brandis 10:28pm December 9, 2014)

My favorite is Cinderella. Nothing like the dream of meeting the perfect guy who will do anything to find you. It has mystery, romance, magic, and a happy ending! And shoes!
(Chelle Martin 10:33pm December 9, 2014)

The Princess an the Pea is one of my favorites and I think of
it every time the mattress spring hits me in the back.
(Darlene Peterson 10:36pm December 9, 2014)

Cinderella was always my favorite.
(Julie McDonough 10:37pm December 9, 2014)

Love Snow White!
(Hope Clippinger 10:43pm December 9, 2014)

I am right in there with you----Cinderella is my favorite. 😄
(Linda Osborn 10:50pm December 9, 2014)

Snow White. Love those 7 dwarfs. Judy
Dee
(Judy Dee 11:07pm December 9, 2014)

I grew up in Germany and of course the big thing was Grims fairytales. I
loved Hanzel and Gretel, and snow white and rose red. Snow White and
Rose Red is nothing like the snow white that we know and love, but most of
the stories were scary. I also loved Heidi which is not a fairytale but I
believe that was the very first book I read.
(Gabi Eagon 11:17pm December 9, 2014)

Mulan is our favorite family fairy tale! She's powerful, pretty, and brave. She fights for what she wants and inspires others.
(Sally Chong 11:17pm December 9, 2014)

Cinderella because this was the first fairy tale I heard as a little girl. Plus, I
just love those little mice that help her do her chores .
(Pamela Brown 11:44pm December 9, 2014)

Greetings, everyone! It's Cleo here again, dropping back to
say that I'm continuing to enjoy learning what fairy tales
are you favorites--and even *why* they are. As a writer, I
find this especially fascinating, and I appreciate your
taking the time to tell me. I wish you all the best of luck
in the drawing--and for the New Year. May your holidays be
bright!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
(Cleo Coyle 11:45pm December 9, 2014)

Silly Spell-check! It's Pamela Brown not Pamela's Town. Just sayin!
(Pamela Brown 11:51pm December 9, 2014)

SNOW WHITE. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
(Shelley Summers 12:05pm December 10, 2014)

I would have say Cinderella. It is nice to see someone who
very much deserves a happy ending to get one. It is not an
easy thing to take care of everyone else, wheather it be your
elderly parent or parents. But in doing so it is very easy to
forget to takecare of yourself and learn to once in a while
treat yourself to a little magic.
(Sheryl Field 12:06pm December 10, 2014)

I would have said my favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid. However, after watching Maleficent I have a new favorite. To see how she was before, is quite the tale. Congrats on the release Cleo!
(Christine Arcidiacono 12:15pm December 10, 2014)

I am not sure if it qualifies as a fairy tale, but my favorite is the Princess Bride. Fairy tale and satire in one.
(Cheryl Myrick 12:54pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite fairytale is Beauty and The Beast because it demonstrates that one may fall in love based of how someone truly is on the inside,and not caring how they look physically. This fairy tale has depth, and relates the stark truth about true beauty.
(Joanne Kocourek 12:57pm December 10, 2014)

Cinderella
(Dianne McVetty 1:04am December 10, 2014)

So many great fairy tales. Mine is Sleeping Beauty. Thanks Cleo!
(Valerie Ford 1:16am December 10, 2014)

I love the cover. Can't wait to read inside.

susan gannon
(Susan Gannon 6:35am December 10, 2014)

I just recently rewatched Sleeping Beauty and fell in love all over again. I
then watched Malificent and really enjoyed that take on the fairy tale.
(Linda Kuzminczuk 6:42am December 10, 2014)

Although probably not considered a fairy tale by adults, I just loved THE LITTLEST ANGEL as a child...still do! Angels are their own special kind of fairies.
(Deb Muzik 7:47am December 10, 2014)

My favorite is The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
(Margaret Rushton 8:05am December 10, 2014)

The Cobbler, great story of gratitude!
(Karen May 8:28am December 10, 2014)

My favorite is beauty and the beast. LOVE that library
(Johanna Banfill 8:49am December 10, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast
(Lisa Wine 9:24am December 10, 2014)

I love the Enchanted movie. I bought the video and watch it
every now and then and it always makes me smile. I am a sucker
for Fairy Tales
(Jane Christensen 10:35am December 10, 2014)

Beauty and the beast. I wanted the library. :)
(Rachel Collings 10:43am December 10, 2014)

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite.
(Susan Falkler 10:55am December 10, 2014)

Cinderella
(Barbara Hightower 11:11am December 10, 2014)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
(Denise Austin 11:40am December 10, 2014)

Beauty and the Beast is a favorite
(Frances Haddock 12:40pm December 10, 2014)

Your book sounds good and thanks for the recipe.
My favorite is Cinderella and Goldilocks.
Penney
Merry Christmas!
(Penney Wilfort 1:19pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is one not widely known but it's in a most wonderful book (The Fairy Tale Book) that I've had since I was a kid. The illustrations are incredible, both black and white and color. It was published and copyrighted by Golden Press back in 1958. It has traditional stories from all over the world.

The fairy tale is "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Anderson. I like it because of the devotion and love siblings have for one another.
(Cathy Ludwick 2:04pm December 10, 2014)

I love a great many fairy tales, but my favorite is
probably East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
(Mary Ann Dimand 3:20pm December 10, 2014)

I love Beauty and the Beast
(Eleanor Wehrman 4:54pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale is a very old one called Rose Red
and Snow White. My father used to read it to me and my
sister every night when we were young. I believe it is a
Grimm's Fairy Tale.
(Kimberly Finn 5:12pm December 10, 2014)

My most wonderful Joy is knowing that I will be in heaven
someday because of Jesus' sacrifice for my sins and the sins of
the whole world!
(Vivian Weseloh 5:51pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite fairy tale I think would be Beauty and the Beast
because she looks beyond the surface to the person inside like
we should all do!
(Glenda Hefty 6:03pm December 10, 2014)

The Snow Queen, which caused quite the commotion when I wanted to read the rest of the fairy tales by Hans Chhristian Anderson, and librarian wouldn't let me because I was "too young"
(Kaye Killgore 8:43pm December 10, 2014)

Sleeping Beauty
(Susan Clickner 9:34pm December 10, 2014)

I am a Disney fan.. I love all of them.. My fav is Lady
and The Tramp. I love the 7 dwarfs with, of course, Dopey
as the best one. There is good in all of the fairy tales
and there is also the bad.. I love the way they have been
remade into Once Upon a Time TV show. It gives new
dimension to the characters and stories. Here's wishing
you a Very Happy Holiday.
(Tina Ullrich 10:55pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite Fairy Tales are 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'The Shoemaker and The Elves'. I liked the moral of the story of the Shoemaker, which was the elves were helping him & he prospered. So in turn, he & his wife made clothes for them because they had none. This made them happy, they donned the clothes, & never did a cobbler's job again, but the cobbler still prospered. With Hanzel & Gretel, I always worried about them being lost & alone in the woods. When I would hear the story, I would say "don't go to the cottage, don't go to the cottage!" But did they ever listen to me? Not once! When I was older & lived in Germany, I had many opportunities to walk in the woods. I would think of those 2 little ones & saw how easy it was to get lost. Those woods could get dark! But they were beautiful all the same.
(S W 11:14pm December 10, 2014)

My favorite is Cinderella. Who doesn't love enchanted
animals who will help you do your chores.
(Angela Scott 11:40pm December 10, 2014)

Like many other people, my daughter who is now a mother of her own, loved Cinderella. Now with two daughters of her own, and knowing how much they love all of the princesses, I would still say Cinderella is a favorite. My grandfather from Germany/Austria used to tell us a scary fair tale about a wolf but I have forgotten it, but it sure did make me afraid at the time. Not the kind of thing that I want for my grandkids now. Thank you for the wonderful contest Cleo. As you know, your Coffeehouse series is my first cozy series that got me started on cozies full time and I have loved each book since day 1. Thank you for everything and wishing you the very very very best for 2015.
Hugs,
Cynthia Blain
(Cynthia Blain 4:00pm December 11, 2014)

I like The Princess and the Pea. It is funny and the prince
and his intended outsmart the snobbish Queen. (Love Carol
Burnett's rendition of the story)
(Sharon Shoemaker 6:52pm December 11, 2014)

I like the original Fairy Tales before they were made more civilized. I enjoyed Little Red Riding Hood and the saving of her grandmother by cutting open the Big Bad Wolf. Children love to be scared just a bit.
(Laura Wingfield 8:41pm December 11, 2014)

I thought of one that I almost forgot about for personal
reasons. That would have to be Cinderella. It reminded me
about when I was growing up, being the youngest of 3
Sisters, and of course, always being picked on. Our Mom was
on the strict side, and we were always at her side, helping
her clean the house, so seeing Cinderella with the bucket
and scrub brush brought back unpleasant memories. Anyway,
in the end, we all get a bit of retribution, I suppose.
That's why I had some time to think about it, instead of
just making a snap decision. I hope you have a wonderful
Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:32pm December 11, 2014)

The Princes and the Frog Prince. Always loved frogs.
(Catherine Lane 6:23am December 12, 2014)

My favorite fairytale is East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon. It's got a ton of
other fairy tale elements, but is a classic example of the heroine saving herself
(and wasn't Christianized by Hans Christian Anderson, or bastardized by the
Victorians).
bethwade1 at gmail dot com
(Beth Wade 4:39pm December 12, 2014)

It's hard to pick one favorite. Definitely Jack & the bean stalk because I always wanted a golden egg, Snow White because she had not just one but seven guys adoring her, Cinderella because she lost the battles but won the war and Hansel & Gretel, the perfect horror story for kids. I remember thinking 'no, don't go in there!' which is the classic thought for all scary stories.
(Lynn Sakal 10:17pm December 12, 2014)

My favorite is Beauty and the Beast. Belle is a great roll model for young girls.
(Carol Alldis 8:13am December 13, 2014)

I love them all but my very favorite is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! Who wouldn't love the Dwarfs? I assign their names to friends and acquaintances who may remind me of one of them! Fun stuff!
(Lynn Duke 10:51am December 13, 2014)

My favorite is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Hands down. Books and a
second chance, doesn't get any better.
(Donna Quirk 12:03pm December 13, 2014)

The Ugly Ducking. Because she turns into a beautiful Swan.
(Judy Ferguson 10:23am December 14, 2014)

I have always loved Beauty and the Beast! Thank you for the chance to
win this beautiful necklace. I LOVE this series and can't wait to read this
newest installment.
(Maureen Hayes 11:58pm December 14, 2014)

Being an animal love I think Lady and The Tramp one of the best Disney Movies
(Sharon Baker 5:00pm December 15, 2014)

Beauty and the Beast!!!!!!
(Robin Driscoll 10:30am December 17, 2014)

Fionn the Giant: Giant's Causeway -- Isle of Man -- Rockall formation.
(Catherine Lane 3:39am December 18, 2014)

Fionn the Giant is Crystal Lane's Favorite. The comment did not let us change the name. Catherine
(Catherine Lane 3:41am December 18, 2014)

Not much into fairy tales. Do enjoy Grimm the TV show. Bob Lane
(Catherine Lane 3:44am December 18, 2014)

I love fairy tales! Beauty & the Beast to be sure!!
(Kelly Braun 5:26am January 20, 2015)

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