As Old as Time is a novel based on the animated film, Beauty and the Beast and is the third entry the A Twisted Tale series by author Liz Braswell.
"What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?
Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns—a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.
But Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind—images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making."
Belle got in contact with the Rose, and she figured out Beast's past and that the enchantress who cursed Prince Adam was her own mother.
In the end, Belle's mom is weakened so much that she can either turn the servants to their normal selves or turn Beast into his normal self. Beast urges to let the servants back, and he'll remain in his current state. She does so, and Beast recruits some other wizards to help with his transformation.
- Alaric Potts - Mrs Potts' husband and the father of Chip. He worked as stable master at the castle and later helped Belle's parents smuggled Les Charmantes out of France until he was murdered by Frederic.
- Monsieur Levi