Welcome to a newly revised, author's preferred edition of a sweetly sweeping installment of Leanna Renee Hieber's award-winning, bestselling STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL saga, a cross-genre series that blends Gothic sensibilities with Victorian Romantic Fantasy. Join Headmistress Rebecca Thompson and Vicar Michael Carroll for a moving, heartwarming adventure as two valiant, stubborn souls face their second chance at love in this novella. Set in an eerie, gaslit Victorian London in 1888, with deliberate nods to Dickens' classic Christmas Carol, the spirits of the Strangely Beautiful saga take the Headmistress and the Vicar on a dangerous ride through past and present to offer them a beautiful and fated future, if they can only accept it. With the dangerous spirit world close at hand, their lives depend on it. With cameo appearances from Miss Percy Parker and the rest of the stars, this novella can stand alone or serve as a delightful addition to a beloved, bestselling series.
About the Author
Leanna Renee Hieber helped create the gaslamp fantasy subgenre with her first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, which won two Prism Awards for RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. A talented actress and singer who has been seen on stage and screen (proud member AEA, SAG-AFTRA), Hieber can also sometimes be spotted leading ghost tours in Manhattan. Her first YA novel, Darker Still was a Scholastic Highly Recommended Title, an INDIE NEXT selection, and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her books from Tor include The Eterna Files, first in a historical urban fantasy/gaslamp fantasy series, and the author's preferred edition of Strangely Beautiful, which contains The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, united as the single novel the author originally intended, revised and with the addition of several new scenes. Hieber grew up in Ohio and now lives in New York City, where she co-founded Lady Jane's Salon reading series, continues to work in film and television, and creates art and jewelry sold on Etsy and at conventions around the country. She is an enthusiastic public speaker and passionate ambassador of Gothic fiction and she has presented at prestigious institutions around the country such as The Guthrie Theatre and New York University.