Snow on the Sea: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (The Clockwork Fairytales #5)
by A.B. Keuser
Heather Marchant is dying. Not fast enough, it would seem, for her aunt. When she wakes up to find an undertaker measuring her for her coffin, she knows she must flee or lose what little time she has left. Finding passage to another land is easy. Getting the powders she needs to treat the lung ailment that killed her mother is less so. But when her ship sails without her, and a huntsman haunts the shadows, she’ll make a bargain with the chemist that could change her life—however little she has left.
A prince running from a kingdom of ice and snow, Xinjuan Sendi has nurtured a reputation in the foreign land she now calls home. Some think she’s a witch, others a closer relation to her fairy grandmother than she truly is. When she is introduced to Heather by a coughing fit strong enough it should have broken windows, she wishes she had the magic whispers claimed. Heather needs more help than the white powder she’d come to collect. An offer for a cure is the least Xin can provide, but the sacrifices it will incur may be both of their undoing.
Hiding Heather, spelling her storefront, and employing distractions when necessary will only hold Heather’s aunt at bay for so long. If Xin cannot find a cure—and soon—the blood staining Heather’s lips might be the least of their worries.
Falling in love wasn’t part of their bargain.
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