Fairest of All

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Fairest of All is the story of the Wicked Queen, who she was before she married the king, and who she longed to be before she was destroyed by her vanity and the need to murder her daughter Snow White. It is a bloody tale of abuse, heartbreak, love and grief, and the lure of a mysterious man in an enchanted mirror. Published by Disney Press and available in all major bookstores and Amazon.

Mouse House' reviewer Jim Hill:
This is half the charm of “Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen.” All of the Disney-inspired winks & nods that Ms. Valentino folds into this tale. By that I mean: The touchstones from the movie version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (i.e. The Magic Mirror. The Heartbox. The Huntsmen. Even that boat in the dungeon that the old crone uses as she’s sneaking away from the castle) are still part of the narrative. But this time around, these touchstones are each introduced in an unusual manner and then take on different meanings over the course of Serena’s story.

Kind words from one of my readers:
As an avid reader of the retelling of fairy tales I was completely drawn to this title. I of course was drawn by the cover art, but once I picked it up I could not put it down. Miss Valentino weaves us a fabric of love and madness, vanity and betrayal. We as readers can revisit a classic tale with a twist. Who but Miss Valentino could have looked into the mind of this eternally thought of "Wicked Queen" and shown us that it was her love and loss that drove her to envy Snow White. I recommend this title to teens and adults alike. We can learn how differently death can devestate someone and how the focus of surface beauty can be very very dangerous. This title can not only be enjoyed for the grand piece of literary work that it is but it can also be used to teach a very valuable lesson. To embrace your loved ones when loss occurs and not isolate yourself and become wrapped up in who or what you are. I look forward to seeing what is next from this very talented author!