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Only True in Fairy Tales

Published Date: July 1, 2014

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Available as a Kindle eBook and audio CD/download


Available in English and German


It’s never too late to believe in fairy tales …

Eloise Blake has been fascinated by Prospect House, the shadowy romantic Gothic house opposite, ever since she moved to the village of Hookfield.

When its new owner turns out to be best-selling crime author, Ross Farrell, whose work is grounded in gritty reality rather than happy endings, Eloise is determined to concentrate on her tapestry design business and her rescue dog, Gracie.

She’s already given up on knights in shining armour and happy ever afters.  Love, she thinks, is only true in fairy tales – even when Ross keeps appearing just when she needs help most.  But is he the Prince Charming she thought didn’t exist – or is he a beast in disguise?

Available as a Kindle eBook in English and German. Plus available in English as an Audio CD/download from most English speaking countries and online bookstores.

Christine Stovell

Chris Publicity Picture [resize]Winning a tin of chocolate in a national essay competition at primary school inspired  Christine Stovell to become a writer! After graduating from University of East Anglia, she took various jobs in the public sector writing research papers and policy notes by day and filling up her spare drawers with embryonic novels by night.  Losing her dad to cancer made her realise that if she was ever going to get a novel published she had to put her writing first. Setting off, with her husband, from a sleepy seaside resort on the east coast in a vintage wooden boat to sail halfway round Britain provided the inspiration for her debut novel Turning the Tide and Follow a StarTurning The Tide was a top 100 Bestseller with Amazon Kindle and spent months in the Top 10 Chart for Adult Contemporary Romance. Christine has also published numerous short stories and articles. Christine lives in Wales.

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Customer Reviews


  1. San Francisco Book Reviews
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    Only True in Fairy Tales is a great feel good read. When you need a quick read to lift your spirits, look no further. The characters are comical and easy to love. Even though this is a short novella, it has the depth and development of a full length novel. A great read to help unwind after a stressful day.

    Reviewed by Jennifer for San Francisco Book Reviews

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  2. Robyn K
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    “Only true in fairy tales” is an enchanting novella and another magical tale from Christine Stovell. I got swept away with Eloise and her over active imagination and fell in love.

    Eloise must have read too many gothic romances in her past and the result is endearing. She reminded me of Catherine Moorland from Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey but in a modern-day setting – but even more charming.

    Ross Farrell is a mysterious new-comer, who has the brooding qualities of a writer and is so utterly charming. Then adding the adorable Gracie to the mix- equals a heart warming story. My only complaint about this novella is that I wished it was full length. I didn’t want it to end so soon.

    “Only true in fairy tales” is beautifully written and just the perfect size for sneaking off with for an afternoon treat. If you deserve a treat, then this is the book for you.

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