My Name is Rapunzel – 2014 Reader’s Favorite GOLD Award – Young Adult

My Name is Rapunzel is the recipient of Reader’s Favorite Gold Award for Young Adult (General Category). Words cannot express how grateful I am. It is truly and honor to receive such a prestigious award. (I’m silently doing my happy dance around the kitchen, while the family is asleep!) Thank you!

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Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers’ Favorite My Name is Rapunzel, by K.C. Hilton, is an entertaining twist on the classic fairy tale. It is a story that has been told hundreds of times and in many different ways, but one thing has always remained true: the lonely young girl with the enchanted hair trapped in her tower. In Hilton’s tale, Rapunzel finally gets a chance to set the record straight. 250 years is too long to be trapped without the comfort of love or companionship. With only Gretta, the witch who cursed her, for company, Rapunzel longs to tell her story and stop hiding from the world she is afraid will not understand her and will fear her. Little does she know that telling her story may be just the thing that could lead to finding love once more and breaking the curse that has plagued her all these years. K.C. Hilton’s new telling of the Rapunzel tale is quite fun and entertaining. Fairy tales, while obviously compelling due to their never-ending recreation, are often one-dimensional and flat, and Rapunzel’s tale is often one that gets lost, because of the success of Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White. So, it is quite fun to see a re-imagining and reawakening of the Rapunzel tale. Hilton’s Rapunzel is intelligent and strong. Her plight depresses her, but it does not halt her life or keep her from planning for a life outside her confines. She is a character that other women can look up to. Hilton’s romance and definition of love within the novel is quite wonderful as well; it explores the multiple facets of love and highlights the struggle of choosing between loving someone new or remaining loyal to a past love. There is nothing one-dimensional about this Rapunzel’s tale, and it will have readers guessing about the outcome until the very end. I highly recommend this new fairy tale, and I hope to read more from K.C. Hilton.

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Summer Fun!

I know, I know, it’s been f-o-r-e-v-e-r since I last posted anything on my blog. As most people know, I help run the family business and it kept us v-e-r-y busy during tax season, our busiest time of the year. Anyway, if you follow me on facebook, you would have seen the announcement, that my husband and I purchased a condo on a beach in sunny Florida. Yay! We love it there!

So, directly after our busy season ended, we started the process of purchasing a condo, then after closing we totally remodeled the unit and traveled back to the condo a second time. Now, that was a new adventure and time consuming! We can’t wait to go back again.

We are finally getting back into the groove of things and playing catch up with everything. I have tons of video book hauls to record, emails to answer and book videos to watch. Not to mention, it’s summer! I love being outside by the pool, cooking on the grill and reading a book. What do you like to do during the summer?

Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews recently took to the streets of Chicago for the 30th annual Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest book fair in the midwest, in June. I received an email with various photos of the event and look at this photo! The young lady is reading the back of My Name is Rapunzel and both Finkleton books are next to her, along with the bookmarks. Yay! @CLCBookAwards

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Book Haul 23

Book Haul 23 – A video showing books I’ve recently purchased. Enjoy and happy reading!
For more book haul videos among other bookish videos, please feel free to visit my YouTube channel. If you’d like to subscribe, that would be great, too =)

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Book Haul 22

Book Haul 22 – Where I show and talk about books I’ve recently purchased. Enjoy!

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Book Haul 19

Book Haul 19, where I show some of the recent books I purchased and talk about them. To view more book hauls, please feel free to visit my YouTube channel. Have a wonderful day and happy reading! =)

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Finkleton Fans in Scotland

Allow me to introduce young Fern and Zoe, from Scotland. They are HUGE Finkleton fans! Fern did a presentation for her classmates about the Finkleton books. I was so proud of her! Her mother said she did an amazing job! They hope the books are made into movies! Oh, the dream! Maybe @DisneyPictures will take a look? Again, the dream! Magically, a ton of Finkleton bookmarks (for each Finkleton book) found their way across the Atlantic (along with some Rapunzel swag) and in Fern’s hands (to share with her class). I do hope they enjoyed them! Thank you Fern and Zoe! I hope you have a Finkleton day! 

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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Historical Romance Book Haul 21

I love Historical Romance of various kinds. This is my recent Historical Romance book haul. Enjoy!

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

KC Hilton is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, photographer, and author. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her husband, children and their minshe dachshund, “Roxy”.

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