Once More Upon a Time

A sweet novella about falling back in love when you forget why you fell in love in the first place.


  • Enjoy fairy tales
  • Want a sweet love story
  • Want a quick read

TitleOnce More Upon a Time | Author: Roshani ChokshiRating: 3/5

A sweet novella about falling back in love when you forget why you fell in love in the first place.

An Audible original, I wasn’t expecting too much, frankly. But the book ended up being sweet, though a bit on the ridiculous end. Still, I thought it was a good premise and enjoyed the “traditional” fairy tale elements it had, including princess, prince charming, a kingdom, and an evil witch.

Once upon a time, there was a king and queen in a land called Love’s Keep who once loved one another, but alas, no more. Without love, they were doomed to be ousted from their kingdom at the end of a year and a day.

A year and a day passed.

This is where their story starts.

The prince and princess fall in love, but then through a witch’s curse, fall out of love. Because of this they lose their kingdom, but end up on a ridiculous journey together. That journey ends up being a turning point for them.

Imelda and Ambrose can’t remember why they got married. A year and a day ago, Ambrose consulted a witch, trading their love to save Imelda’s life – and they’ve been stuck with one another ever since.

Though it’s a fairy tale of sorts, the book is still an instructive one. It’s easy to fall in love, and easy to fall out of love, but rekindling old love is the sweetest fruit one can enjoy.

And what’s fun about the book is it shows how the royal couple (or non-couple) fall back in love. Not through artifices or bouquets, but through time spent together, experiences gathered in hand, and relearning all the things they loved about the other in the first place.

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