Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Golden Gown by Sarah E. Boucher {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

Golden Gown by Sarah E. Boucher
266 pages
Published May 3rd 2019
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.    

Elyse has lost everything; her parents, her family home, and the village where she is loved and respected. Still grieving, she arrives in a new town where she must prove her skills as a seamstress. Overnight, she creates a gown stunning enough to catch the princess’s eye and win the community’s approval. With every eligible maiden clamoring for her designs, Elyse must do everything in her power to appease them. No one can ever know that in the moments when she doubts her abilities, a mysterious stranger with a talent for tailoring and a penchant for damsels in distress comes to her aid. If anyone ever discovers the truth, her reputation will be ruined.

Golden Gown is a blending of the classic fairy tales Rumpelstiltskin and The Shoemaker and The Elves. The magic of pure love woven through the tale will touch the hearts of all of its readers.


My Review: 4 Stars

This is a wonderfully fun fairy tale retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I loved the way the story builds on Elyse's talent for sewing and how everyone wants one of her dresses. I loved trying to visualize her dresses and their unique beauty. She and her aunt Lydia have a strong bond that is comfortable and loyal, and warmed my heart.

Rumpelstiltskin is a tricky story because to me, he's a creepy, greedy, old little man, but that's not the case in this book. He's a mysterious stranger that doesn't ask too much of her, so it seems. It's easy to see how Elyse gets herself into this mess and makes this tale seems relatable. And of course, then there's Elyse's intrigue with the prince... Well, the story is told in an entertaining way with some magical elements thrown in. I love the author's twists to make this her own and of course, the cover is stunning.

Fairy tales are always near and dear to my heart, but I especially loved the relationships and connections in this one.

Content: mild romance


About the Author:

Sarah E. Boucher is a lover of fairy stories, romance, anything BBC and Marvel, and really, really cute shoes. On weekdays she wears respectable shoes and serves as Miss Boucher, the Queen of Kindergarten. On school holidays she writes stories about romance and adventure. And wears impractical super cute shoes.
Sarah is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She lives and works in northern Utah. Midnight Sisters is her second novel. Visit Sarah at or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon, or Goodreads.

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Golden Gown, Becoming Beauty, and Midnight Sisters are now available on Amazon. During the Blog Tour, Becoming Beauty and Midnight Sisters will be $.99 each on Kindle!

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