Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ella: A Cinderella Tale

Dreams can come true, isn't this what all fairytales have taught us?  I recently was given a copy of Ella by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee to review.   Jessilyn said she wrote this book for women of all ages but it is really meant for the busy mom who wants something sweet, uplifting and meaningful to read.

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.

My review 
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.

Here is a little trailer that was created for the book
Ella Trailer with Voiceover from Blaine Stewart on Vimeo.
Head over to Amazon to purchase your own copy.  

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