Songs for Isabelle

Lately, I’ve been working on a Beauty and the Beast retelling featuring the main character of my upcoming series. Isabelle’s a strong young woman, but I’m giving her a mountain of troubles to prove it.

This week, I thought I would share two of the songs I associate with her. Both of these are Pandora finds, and I love them so much.

Christina Perri | The Lonely

The Lonely encapsulates Isabelle as a character. A little sad, a little wistful. I take everything away from her very early on, and she spends most of the series fighting to get it back.



Jayme Dee | Till I Fall Asleep

This song I see as Isabelle pleading with her true love, Frederick. Remember I said I took everything away from her? Frederick was one of those things. His memory was erased, and he was held captive by the fairies long after Isabelle had escaped. Now she wants him to believe in their love again.


Disclaimer: I don’t own either of these songs. I didn’t make either of these videos. I just wanted to share these beautiful songs with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.