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The story of Beauty and the Beast has fascinated me since childhood. I was swept away by La Belle et la Bete – still am every time I see it – but it wasn’t until an event described above took place in my own life that the seed was planted which later became The Advent of Lena.
Here is a short sample from the book:
She was strong, complex and compelling, that much he had confirmed from those moments in her company. Although her chariot had moved on, the flame of her scorn lingered about his heart and with the pain, hope. For he had sensed challenge mixed with her derision and challenge implied interest, however hostile. All sense his mission might be ill conceived, any thoughts of abandoning his quest vanished as reservations gave way to final conviction their futures were linked. Their first glimpse of each other, not the remark, had precipitated both assault and epiphany.
Yet, although the belief that his salvation lay through her had become an article of faith with him while on his knees in the pub, the mechanics of his renewal remained unclear. These he must discover for himself. For now he only understood that, as one would frequent a place of worship, the means of grace, in order healing might take place, he must ‘attend’ Chloe, wait upon her.