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    What if the slipper fits someone else?

    Ella’s fingers hovered over the beautiful shoes in the box, afraid that if she touched them they might burst like a bubble, vanishing into a million pieces. They were clear as a teardrop, but when they caught the light, they glistened faintly with all the colors of the rainbow.

    “Are they made out of fairy wings?” Ella whispered.

    Since her parents’ deaths, Ella Blakely has lived as a stranger and a servant in her own home. Treated cruelly by her stepmother and stepsisters, Ella’s only hope comes when Prince Kenton announces a royal ball in just one week.

    But without mice, magic, or a fairy godmother, it’s all up to Ella to overcome the odds, get herself to the ball, and take a chance on a new life that’s better than she ever dreamed.

    This charming Cinderella story puts a novel twist on the classic fairy tale. With a surprise ending and plenty of romance, it’s an enchanting read you won’t want to put down.

    Author: Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
    Specifications: 240 pages - 5.5x8.25
    Expected Release: Early November

    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:

    Such a wonderful story!

    When the description says you will not be able to put it down, it's true. I started late Friday evening, and went into the morning because I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book.

    I love re-tellings when they are done well, and this one is done very well. Cinderella is one of my all time favorite stories, so I knew when I opened the book I was in for the long haul.

    Ella, is such a sweet, loving, kind, hardworking, and compassionate character. She works all day to provide for her stepmother and horrible step sisters. Her best friend in the world is Will Hawkins. They grew up together, but when Ella's father died, her step mother fired most of the staff or just quit paying them so they left.

    Will, is also an amazing character. He is humble, kind, hard working, and obviously handsome. His only real friend is Ella and although they don't spend much time together they obviously care for each other.

    Will works at the Palace, and the Prince has just returned from travel and plans to have a ball to find his princess. He invites the whole kingdom, peasants, and royalty to attend.

    We all knows what happens from there right? Well this one has a little spin on the ending, which I love more than anything.

    This is such a fun read. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I cannot wait to read Ella's Will next! Stay tuned for my review on that one :).

    Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

    Content: CLEAN and wonderful!

    Cinderella with a Fabulous Twist!

    So, there are lots of fairy-tale retellings for Cinderella, and of course, I was interested in reading another one. There are some great ones and this version is now one of my personal favorites!

    All the basic ingredients are there: Ella's mother died when she was young, her father remarried and has also now died, Victoria is the evil stepmother and Mabel and Cecilia are the two self-absorbed stepsisters. There is a ball where Prince Kenton is hoping to find a wife as he is in a bit of a hurry to get married.

    There are also some differences. Ella has two friends, Jane and Will. There are things that happen through the course of the book which tests both of those friendships. There's no fairy godmother so Ella has to find a different way to get to the ball. And as for the evil stepmother...well, you'll have to read the book to find out what happens with her.

    Ella is worked to the bone and not treated well by her stepmother and stepsisters. She's always pleasant, but when they go a little too far, she is not about to live with what happened and sets out to make it right. It's one of those stories where you feel like you know what will happen in certain parts, but there are some great twists which make the story more realistic.

    There are some great lessons to be taken from Ella's story and this is a book that will appeal to both teens and adults. I definitely plan to share it with my daughter and will read it again myself. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the future!

    I received a copy of this book to review. My opinion is 100% my own.