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King hiring people to find where his daughters go at night
Woman is hired and hides where they don't check after putting someone to sleep with a potion
Girls go through a secret door in the floor
Woman follows them to a feast
Woman trades herself for the girls to go home
Girl swallows five seeds and promises to come back in five years
May be mixing two stories ^^*>
Please help! I'm desperate and I've been looking for like... Four years now
I'm not the OP, but unless their memory is entirely wrong, it's not Entwined, I know that much.
It's been too long since I've read the other two, but I don't think it's the Marillier one either.
The first part is definitely a variation of the 12 dancing princesses, but it's not Princess of the Midnight Ball (which has a male break the spell), and I don't think Wildwood Dancing has either a king or the traditional idea of hiring somebody to break the spell.
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell has a girl (although not really a woman) break the spell. I think The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler does as well.
The last bit with the seeds sounds more like some version of the persephone myth, although it's not impossible that it was combined with the first part.
But there aren't twelve sisters, that's why I'm confused, I think there are either two or three
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