Absence makes the heart grow fonder — and love grow stronger — in three romantic fairy tale retellings from the author of "Once." This volume includes "Belle," "Sunlight and Shadow," and "Winter's Child." Belle lacks her sisters” awe-inspiring beauty, so she withdraws from society to focus on her art in "Belle." But when her father is held captive by a terrifying Beast, Belle is the only one with the courage and creativity to save him, though she must first believe in herself. In "Sunlight and Shadow," Princess Mina is kidnapped. Desperate to be reunited with her daughter, the Queen of the Night promises Mina”s hand in marriage to the prince who can rescue her. Yet as Mina and her prince encounter trials of love and fate, Mina must summon the strength to find her own happiness. And in "Winter's Child," Grace”s best friend is lured from home by a dazzling Snow Queen. Grace sets out on a dangerous, mystical journey to find him, and along the way, she discovers the meaning of true love.