Beauty

Beauty

A Novel

Book - 1996
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Random House, Inc.
Every reader is familiar with the popular tale of Beauty and the Beast. But what if the fairy tale came true? Beauty tells the story of a modern woman who learns to love the deeper man, beyond all appearances; it is a totally credible, contemporary retelling of the classic tale. First serial to Good Housekeeping.

Baker & Taylor
Traveling to New Hampshire to paint the portrait of novelist Leland Crompton, Alix Miller finds a man hideously deformed by a rare genetic disease, but as she spends hours working on the portrait, Alix discovers the magnificent man inside the recluse

Blackwell North Amer
What if the fairy tale came true? In this moving and utterly convincing contemporary retelling of the beloved Beauty and the Beast tale, Susan Wilson brings to life a thoroughly modern woman who learns to look beyond a man's physical appearance to the beauty in his soul.
When Alix Miller travels to New Hampshire to paint Leland Crompton's portrait, nothing has prepared her for their first meeting. A writer of popular mysteries, Lee is hideously disfigured by a rare genetic disease - he's a recluse who interacts with the world only through his novels and his computer. He tells Alix that although he is willing to follow his wealthy family's tradition by sitting for a portrait, the painting will never be hung.
In the long hours of work that follow, deep in the wintry woods, Alix begins to discover the remarkable man beneath the disturbing exterior. They grow ever closer until Alix is suddenly called to attend her ailing father. Now both of them find themselves confronting their deepest fears. Can Alix really choose this man over her handsome, successful boyfriend? Lee must risk believing that Alix really sees the beauty within him and love himself enough to return to the world from which he has retreated.

Baker
& Taylor

Traveling to New Hampshire to paint the portrait of novelist Leland Crompton, Alix Miller finds a man hideously deformed by a rare genetic disease, but as she spends hours working on the portrait, Alix discovers the magnificent man inside the recluse. 75,000 first printing. First serial, Good Housekeeping.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780517701522
0517701529
Characteristics: 200 p. ; 22 cm

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mrsgail5756 Jan 23, 2014

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

wisewood Jul 05, 2012

such a beautiful well, written sad story....could read this again and again. July 5 2012

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Nov 16, 2010

I found this novel extremely touching... it just left me speechless and it has opened my heart. Beauty even made me cry... twice.

THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ!

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