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.
The story of Cinderella has been told many times, in Ella author Jessalyn Stewart Peaslee gives her spin on the famous tale.
As I read the story I kept thinking of Ever After and the character and strength that the "Cinderella" character has in that movie. I liked that the story was in the first person and getting insights into Ella's thoughts and history.
I love the twists and changes the author took with the original story, it just felt so right yet kept to the heart of the Cinderella story. It felt like a refreshing retell of this classic story.
I definitely recommend this book.
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