Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright {Review}


Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright
Paperback, 336 pages
Publication: October 21st 2019 by Shadow Mountain 
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
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Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he's gone forever.

My Review: 5 Stars

Life doesn't always go according to plan and that's a hard life lesson that our protagonist, Charlotte (aka Lettie) learns. Lettie is tenacious and can't let go of her dream to become a published author, even though she's received many rejections. When an idea of a non-fiction life lesson book hits her over the head, she runs with it, resulting in The Cinderella Fiction, which is an instant hit. I loved how each chapter has a heading with one of the quotes from her book. 

Being thrust into a new life requires many changes from Lettie and not all of them are good. The demands of a book launch and the publicity surrounding it brings a difficult element to her budding romantic relationship and once again solidifies (in my mind) that a lot of social media is contrived and staged, giving a follower a skewed idea of what real life is.

This author always delivers a fun, witty, and entertaining romance and I loved the twists and turns this modern Cinderella story took. It kept me entertained and wondering where the direction would go next, while still giving me a sweet, blossoming, and very slow growing romance. 

I loved the messages of hopes and dreams, priorities, staying true to one's self, and not allowing outside influences to dictate what's truly important in life. If you love modern fairy tales with a sweet love story, this one is definitely for you.

Content:  mild romance

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