Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him . Journey to faraway fairy tale lands with atmospheric retellings of three beloved tales. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new. Read Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft for free with a 30 day.

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Another thing I expect from retellings is for it to add more depth and character development to the original, and the book did the exact opposite. I feel bad for this little book. Books by Cameron Dokey. What a let down. Read the story yourselves. Books by Cameron Dokey.

Before Midnight: A Retelling of Cinderella by Cameron Dokey

The lady has married La Cendrillon’s father, and her arrival changes their lives. Instead, it is she who helps someone else to do it, and she ends up with a common person who loves her for who she is, having seen her as she was but loving her anyway. Return to Book Page. The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants’ care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. For instance, tears cause plants to grow, anger causes a tree to die.

The stepmother and stepsisters don’t ever appear until a quarter of the book is over and the ball takes even longer to even come up. Perfectly appropriate for all ages to read, Cameron Dokey puts her own fun spin on these traditional tales. Some parts were just confusin Reviews also on our site: She was fearless and would do anything for her family. That is very, very different than thinking that you are instantly in love with that person.


Wild Orchid confirmed for me what I already suspected what Dokey’s only real style of protagonist, a speaking-out-of-turn, wise, smart but with a rebellious streak type who feels compassion and love for all.

Book Review: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

Jan 15, Alice rated it really liked it. Jun 24, Maggie McGuigan rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Onceplease sign up.

But one day…she would find her life was a lie…she was only a chess of others. I also love how she shows that love is a choice that we make.

I’m usually okay with it and expect it from Dokey but it was a bit much for me. I’m sure I would have liked them more then, before I was befoge with a child on the way. Started out like a normal Rapunzel retelling expectant mom sends dad over sorceress’s wall for herb, sorceress finds out and offers up the trade but this Rapunzel has no hair to aid her quest and is actually willingly ebfore up by her own vain mother to a very loving sorceress and the twist: But it is worth reading, from the moment Dojey started this bo Behold, another fairytale retelling!!!

In fact, stylistically and because of the main lady I WANTED to like this one the most but it got so odd once the Tower turned up that I just couldn’t like it as much in the end. I loved the story and was so saddened by Li Po’s death. It was eokey rather nice. In sum, her father is finally sent home by the Emperor after being gone for so long, and NOT wanting to come home on his own, and he and Mulan have to beforre a way to let their past go and start over.


I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to be given a different on the classic tale.

Before Midnight

Want to Read saving…. Well, for a more accurate portrayal of ancient China, I’d pick my old Hong Kong dramas any time.

But I wouldn’t reread. They were sometimes unexpected and sometimes predictable but they were so beautiful and I loved them.

Book Review: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

Every page I turned, the stories got better and better. Well…unfortunately, that only happened in well-known family in China…it was impossible for normal girl to be like that. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult czmeron.

If only Dokey had written it better. Comments Tressa S says: And now I have more to read!!! Mulan’s father is the greatest and legendary Hua Wei, and though Mulan looks identical to her mother, she spends her time secretly learning to read, write, and do what the boys are supposed to be doing. Translation to Spanish, why not?