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"A Rose By Any Other Name" by Joanne Van Leerdam - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review

Two Classic Love Stories Combine & Come Alive!

Overview: After a child is snatched away from her home and imprisoned in a far-off and lonely tower, her destiny and that of another star-crossed teenager entwine in a tale that reveals the story that Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm never told.

If you think you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, think again... Author Joanne Van Leerdam expertly winds a charming and creative backstory into the ill-fated teens’ lives that results in unexpected tragedy for one even as another finds their happily-ever-after.

Borrowing from two classic tales (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm), Van Leerdam reveals her skills as a master-storyteller in “A Rose by Any Other Name” by combining and injecting two long-familiar stories with a series of unpredictable twists and turns that even the most discerning reader will find curious but entertaining. Beloved characters from the two original classics take up fresh new roles as relationships get tangled up in a brand new story that is well-conceived, creative, and driven.

As a spinoff, “A Rose by Any Other Name” gives new meaning and insight into the two classic plot lines set up by their original authors. The end result of Van Leerdam’s highly imaginative creation, as well as these venerable characters’ destinies, is both tragic and triumphant.

I highly recommend this short story to anyone (teen through adult) who loves romance, fairytales, and innovative works.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!

Find A Rose By Any Other Name" by Joanne Van Leerdam on Amazon & Kindle here.

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