Book Review: ‘Once Upon A Summer’ (Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales) by Andrea Boyd, Toni Shiloh, Teresa Tysinger & Jaycee Weaver

About The Book:

Embrace the enchantment of summer with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

A New Beginning — Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth from a family she’s yet to meet? Luckily, she has Drake to help her untangle the mess that is her life. Will he ensnare her he art in the process?

An Ever After Summer — The employees of In a Bind are terrified of Jean-Luc Thibodeaux, so Bellamy Larson hops on a plane to France to deal with the beastly client. Yet once she arrives, she’s convinced he merely needs a friend. Then her heart begins to want ever after, not just one summer.

Gwen and the Three Dates — Life isn’t a romantic movie, but Gwen Lochs is determined to find her leading man. When she joins a cheesy dating site, Gwen agrees to just three dates. Can Ben Smith watch his best friend and soulmate find someone else? A romantic comedy about searching for that just-right love.

Unkissable — Reality diva Charlotte Lavigne’s on-camera meltdown reminds former teen-TV prince Jaime Reyes exactly why he left Hollywood ten years ago. A chance encounter leads to a bargain that transforms them both. When it’s time to face her past, will their rediscovered love be strong enough to build a future together?

Let these four sweet contemporary Christian romances take you away this summer.

About Andrea Boyd
Each of Andrea Boyd’s series represents a different genre but all fall into the category of romance. All offer an element of her own brand of humor. And all are a tribute to God. Besides writing, she loves spending time with her family, quilting, going to car shows, and driving around in her 1968 Barracuda convertible. Andrea lives with her husband, Tommy, and at least a couple of cats in York County, SC.
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About Toni Shiloh
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at

About Teresa Tysinger

Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern Contemporary Romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications and public relations professional. She loves coffee, traveling, and prides herself in knowing and loving almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog. Teresa is a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers

About Jaycee Weaver

Jaycee Weaver lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her amazing husband, three daughters, two crazy shih-tzus, and a dwarf rabbit. When she’s not writing, she’s probably in pursuit of her 90 million other hobbies or shuttling the kids around. Jaycee loves to read multiple genres, drink too much coffee, sing, take landscape and floral photos, sew, cook, bake, and craft nearly anything. She considers herself a recovering perfectionist and occasional hot mess. She does her best to live her faith in action, being open, honest, and real; letting God be Lord over the good, the bad, and the ugly even when it’s hard

My Rating: 4 Stars!

I loved fairy tales as a child. Still do. I have been looking forward to this collection because I have read the last collections by these authors. I was not disappointed! This collection, I believe, is my favorite.

Andrea Boyd does a retelling of Rapunzel, which was one of my favorite fairy tales. I love how she turned this one around, about the girl whose whole life was sheltered by her mother. Totally cool.

Toni Shiloh does a great job with another of my favorites, Beauty and the Beast. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, too! It was done well indeed.

Teresa Tysinger tackles Goldilocks and the Three Bears with a captivating and delightful story. I loved it!

Jaycee Weaver does a redo of The Frog Prince in a bang up way.

I read this book in a day, it was so good! I can highly recommend this collection. My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. I was not required to leave a positive review and received no compensation. The opinion in this review is entirely my own.

Publication Date: May 25, 2021
Buy Link: Once Upon a Summer: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales – Kindle edition by Shiloh, Toni, Boyd, Andrea, Tysinger, Teresa, Weaver, Jaycee. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

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