Beneath the Fountain

Beneath the Fountain

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Gabs By Gabs604 Updated Jul 29

Sage is what her mother calls a dreamer:  she believes in magic,  true love, and happy endings. Unfortunately for Sage, her mother is determined to crush her dreams. 

Sage's father died suddenly three months prior to her 17th birthday. Her family struggling financially, her Mother surprises Sage with a ball to celebrate her birthday. But she also receives the unwanted present of a courtship to a very rich and vain man. Sage becomes upset because she thought she'd marry a man she loves. The problem is: she could never love a man as horrid as her betrothed. 

Just when Sage is about to give up all hope, a hidden world reveals itself to her. It offers her a temporary escape from the her life, and she meets a man who feels just as trapped as she is. As she learns more about him and his fate, she discovers that her life has always been full of secrets and magic, and in the end, she might just save herself.

angie_tf angie_tf Feb 16
I love the book already, the way she loves to look at the sunrise and the memories of her father and just the beginning almost made me cry
Emma_of_Woodhouse Emma_of_Woodhouse Oct 11, 2015
I love  the way you described the clothes and wonder how she will escape the wedding.
DeejMiranda DeejMiranda Sep 21, 2015
This scene might be a little long for an opening chapter. Maybe just tighten it up in a few places, and you should split some of the longer paragraphs. Sometimes the narrative can get bogged down in big walls of text. Other than that, I thought it was a great chapter! :)
Pennywithaney Pennywithaney Aug 13, 2015
Her mother is awful! I hope she remembers her father's words soon, I have a feeling they might be her "get out of jail free" card. Or rather "get out of marriage free" card.
Pennywithaney Pennywithaney Aug 13, 2015
I have this odd feeling that Sage isn't going to like how her mother has "everything under control". Anyway, great chapter! The imagery was beautiful and I am definitely intrigued.