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About the Book
Book title: The Secret Slipper
Author: Amanda Tero
Release date: May 25, 2017
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?
Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?
As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?
I had no idea what to expect from Amanda Tero in her Cinderella retelling. In fact, The Secret Slipper is the first book I’ve read of the author’s. If you enjoy a fairytale that takes place in a fantasy and somewhat modern medieval world without magic, then you’d probably enjoy this. I loved how different this was from your typical retellings. This about a 13-year-old Ellia (our Cinderella) whose father is the prince. There is no love interest so there is no focus on romance whatsoever.
There were a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, but the writing is definitely geared for younger readers aged between 9 and 12. This makes a fun light read. This wasn’t my favorite but I did enjoy it.
Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a non-magical fairytale retelling that draws readers towards Jesus Christ.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.
If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!
Guest post from Amanda Tero
Do you ever have plans that come up from almost nowhere? That is kind of how “The Secret Slipper” started. I had written a fun novella, “Befriending the Beast.” It was a stand-alone. Just for fun. My relief project during a longer project. Well, no sooner had “Befriending the Beast” released when a friend asked me, “Hey, have you considered a father/daughter Cinderella story?” That night I stayed up until after midnight, mulling over ideas and coming up with the title. Lord Kiralyn, who appeared in “Befriending the Beast” as Belle’s uncle now had a story—involving a daughter that I didn’t know existed, but whose existence created a whirlwind of adventure, heartache, and excitement. And now that I have two books in the series, my brain is already pulling at ideas for a book three. But that’s another story for another day.
June 6: Desperate Homeschoolers
June 6: Remembrancy
June 6: Pursuing Stacie
June 7: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker
June 8: Fiction Aficionado
June 9: These Splendid Sentences
June 9: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
June 10: Blogging With Carol
June 10: Reading Is My SuperPower (Spotlight)
June 11: The Power of Words
June 11: Karen Sue Hadley
June 12: Moments Dipped in Ink
June 12: A Path of Joy
June 13: Bukwurmzzz
June 13: cherylbbookblog (Spotlight)
June 14: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
June 15: Zerina Blossom’s Books
June 16: Live.Love.Read.
June 17: A Baker’s Perspective
June 18: History, Mystery & Faith
June 19: Henry Happens
June 19: Bookworm Mama (Spotlight)
To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away a grand prize of paperback copies of Amanda’s three novellas: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, and The Secret Slipper.Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b994