Have You Heard About... Rose Daughter

… the Beauty who fell in love with a Beast as she worked to resurrect his precious rose garden? This is the third in our series of reviews of novels based on “Beauty and the Beast.”

 Robin McKinley wrote Rose Daughter as well, which also focuses on Beauty but manages to tell the story in a completely different way. In this version, Beauty is given the task of resurrecting the Beast’s dying rose garden. As the Beast says, “It is the heart of this place, and it is dying.” McKinley fills the story with details, from the people who live in the town near Beauty’s family, to the ever-changing decorations in the Beast’s home.

 

Reviewed by Fran (staff)