About the Book
Reserved yet resilient, Ella Blakeley lives with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, without hope of escape—until the day Prince Kenton announces a ball that changes everything. Even without mice, magic, or fairy godmothers, Ella might discover a life that’s better than she ever dreamed. This intricately woven twist on Cinderella is an enchanting book you won’t be able to put down.
About the Author
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.
I have always favored Cinderella tales and retellings and Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee has written a splendid and delightful twist on this beautiful story. As always there is the evil step-mother and step-sisters and Ella must take care of them, even when they are so cruel to her that she can hardly stand it. Throughout the story, you will fall in love with Ella Blakeley’s determination and perseverance to survive and press on as she discovers her own self-worth. The many excellent characters in this story also help flush out this wonderful and magical tale. I would recommend this novel to teens that enjoy romance and fairytales.
Genre: young adult, romance, retelling, fantasy, fairytale
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: November 10, 2015
Number of pages: 240
Category: Junior High +
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
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A copy of this book was purchased for review.
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