Skip to main content

Clean, fantastic, and fun Period Drama

I loved this movie.  It had everything I could possibly want in a movie: great acting, compelling story, beautiful scenery, sumptuous costumes, romance and it was clean!   
 
Watch the trailer.
 
"Belle" is based on a real story and a intriguing painting of two cousins:
Dido (Belle) and her cousin Elizabeth were raised by their Great Uncle and Aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield.  In the movie, both ladies portray how difficult it was to be a woman (whatever your color) during the 18th century with very few options outside of marriage. 
 
Dido's uncle is the chief justice (kind of like the head of the supreme court) and there is a huge case about a slave ship and whether or not you can insure human cargo. 
 
Two gentlemen of good family who are interested in the cousins.
 
Enter a young idealistic man who wants to change the world.
 
I don't want to give spoilers.  A thought-provoking, beautiful movie about family and love.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2018 Sequels that I'm the Most Excited For

There are so many great books out there, but here are a few sequels that I am biting my fingernails to read (NO SPOILERS):

Book Three in the Frost Blood saga. If you haven't read the first two yet: Frostblood and Fireblood, you should. Ruby is a strong and sassy fire-wielding heroine. Arcus is a master of frost. Their fantasy world is original, interesting, and with plenty of twists. Nightblood comes out August 21, 2018 and I have already pre-ordered it!

Book Three in the A Kingdom on Fire series. Historical fantasy at it's best. It's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE meets a very dark HARRY POTTER. Coming out on October 16, 2018.
BOOK TWO in the Traitor's Trilogy. Sage Fowler doesn't want to be matched by a matchmaker in book one, so instead she becomes the matchmaker's apprentice and gets caught in an conspiracy to overthrow her kingdom. Set in an alternative historical world there's plenty of fighting, plenty of romance, and plenty of surprises. Coming out July 10, 2…

Great night. Great book.

There's no better way to spend a Tuesday night than at a book launch! Emily R. King's fourth book in The Hundredth Queen series, THE WARRIOR QUEEN, came out yesterday. And I got my very own signed copy.

Even though her GIFs didn't work, her Power Point presentation was positively charming. She shared pictures that give a visual idea of the settings in her novels and what the characters might look like in real life. She also shared her love of sharks and weapons. Emily's personality sparkled like her writing and I am so thrilled that I got to meet her!

I was also hanging out with some author friends, Tiana Smith, Erin Stewart, and Sofiya Pasternack. All four of us have books coming out in 2019. I will be posting more about them as their own book launches come closer.

Great night. Great book.

THE LAST WORD: 25 Book Giveaway on Goodreads

THE LAST WORD comes out in less than two months, but if you'd like to snag an early copy for free, enter the 25 book #giveaway on Goodreads

May the odds be ever in your favor!