I've got a set of books all published by Simon Pulse, but written by various authors, with versions of popular fairytales revamped. They're great - they've been written in ways I'd not thought of before, and even though they're tales one grows up with, they're recognisable but different enough to make you not quite know what's happening next.
The majority of the books are set in a sort of medieval-Renaissance-y world, but where magic thrives. There are kings and queens and castles, but of this set I own so far, Snow is the only one with definite country landmarks, though Beauty Sleep and Before Midnight have French phrases in it occasionally, indicating a European-style land.
There is a theme of kindred spirits and true love throughout this book, as Pearl, who does not remember her life before the age of 4, when she was found by a fisherman and his wife, tries to find her true home - on land and at sea.
I have received a few more of the stories in this set of publications, and will probably comment on them in the future.