THE WORTH OF HAIR – a fairytale retelling by A.A. Freeman
I jumped at the chance to read this little short story on word of mouth and snapped up an ARC in return for an unbiased review. I was so delighted with this tale!
Based loosely on The Little Mermaid, it is told from the point of view of a middle-aged woman who goes only by “The Midwife” (but has a much more colorful past than being a simple doula). The story is by turns hilarious and thrilling. I loved the fact our heroine is world-weary, unimpressed by royalty, and more worried about when lunch is coming than facing down dragons. Kudos to the author for this, as there aren’t nearly enough stories with characters of this ilk. I adored her.
It’s a sweet, short little read with an exciting conclusion and the promise of more tales. I, for one, will be eagerly waiting should that happen. It comes out October 21, 2020, and it’s available for preorder HERE.