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Savage Cinderella [Kindle Edition]

PJ Sharon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Eighteen year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that her parents are dead, the police are her enemy, and that if she returns to the world, her tormentor will find her. With the help of some unlikely friends, she has what she needs to survive, but is surviving enough?

Life takes a turn when a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer—in pursuit of the fabled Wild Child—captures her on film. While chasing the story of a lifetime, Justin is injured and Brinn comes to his rescue. The two build a tentative friendship, but with his own violent past, an abusive alcoholic father, and a mother he couldn’t protect, he must decide if proving himself is worth betraying the trust of the girl he has vowed to help.

Trust is a commodity that Brinn has been unable to afford. Can the kindness and gentle touch of a stranger break through the wall she has built around her heart? After half a lifetime of living in isolation and fear, Brinn must decide if leaving the safety of her remote cabin is worth the hope—and danger—that may await her.


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About the Author

PJ Sharon is the author of several independently published, contemporary young adult novels, including HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES. Her stories have garnered several contest finals, including two awards for ON THIN ICE, and a place in the prestigious Valley Forge Romance Writers and the Florida Romance Writers Golden Palm contest for SAVAGE CINDERELLA. Writing romantic fiction for the past six years, and following her destiny to write Extraordinary stories of an average teenage life, PJ is a member of RWA, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband and her dog in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.

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  • File Size: 491 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468179578
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JPBEGS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage Cinderella- Another Must Read from PJ Sharon March 14, 2012
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When I first got the book I read the first few pages, and had to stop. Not because I didn't like it, but because I knew it was one of those stories I couldn't put down until the very end, and I needed to make time to read it straight through. I was not disappointed. Savage Cinderella had me hooked from beginning to end. What a thriller and a beautiful love story! I love how PJ Sharon manages to describe scenes, not missing any details and making you feel what the characters are going through. It played in my mind like a movie. The author explains so well the grief Brinn goes through and how she manages to survive on her own and to cope with it all. Also, how Justin gets Brinn to trust him little by little and eventually enter her heart. I really liked how suspenseful scenes were while others were so romantic (it had me swooning). Some scenes were funny, too! Whatever emotions Brinn was going through, I felt them as well. I liked that the story was unpredictable, full of surprises, and had me on edge. Plus, I like happy endings! I definitely recommend this book! Whatever PJ Sharon writes is now a must read for me. I love her writing style and voice. Even though these are written for YA, I find them just as entertaining for all adults. I give it 5 big stars!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sweet Read that is Savage Cinderella March 25, 2012
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"Savage Cindrella," PJ Sharon's third book, is an absorbing and worthwhile read. Brinn, having been kidnapped from an Atlanta park at age eight and left for dead two years later, has managed to survive in the North Georgia wilderness. When she meets and is identified by a roving nature photographer, she is finally reunited with her family and society - and has to face her abductor, who has very different plans for her.

In Brinn, Sharon blends elements of "Nell" and "A Child Called `It'" with her own gentle and sympathetic voice. We feel Brinn's fear as she confronts the possibilities of a relationship without abuse, and her joy at overcoming the mental demons that have kept her in hiding for years. Sharon's knowledge of survival skills, abuse victims and hand-to-hand combat are all spot-on. We even get a happy ending.

Clear your calendar. Buy. Read. Be amazed and inspired by "Savage Cinderella".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A gripping start but a quick descent into mediocrity April 23, 2012
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This book got off to an excellent start. Initially I was just looking at it to categorise it on my Kindle (I store my books by genre), and I started reading... and couldn't stop. At least until the point where Justin left her, and she went down to see Abby and wound up in the pub. After that, it lost a little of its charm to me. The wild woman in the woods idea was great - and I can't deny that she would have had to leave at some point, but she just didn't seem feral enough to me, once she was out in the real world. She talked like a normal teenager, more-or-less acted like a normal teenager and well... everything in the plot just seemed to slot too well together. They identified her abuser. They tracked him down. They caught him. He escaped... And the final dramatic conclusion was a little too horror movie in some regards for me - the killer that just would not die. I'm not sure precisely how it could have been better, just that it could have. All up, not a bad read, just not a great one either.

On the plus side - very good editting in terms of grammar and spelling mistakes (I cannot recall finding anything aside from a misplaced comma or two) although the formatting was off sometimes when they engaged in conversation, indenting it all. Odd that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I snagged this looking for escape reading and that's exactly what I got. The writing was fine and the characters okay. The plot was wholeheartedly unbelievable [and rather disturbing] but if you can buy into it for a few hours, it's mostly entertaining.

*Spoiler* After being kidnapped and left to die in the Georgia woods at a very young age, she miraculously survives only to live an isolated existence alone for ten years or so. She befriends a bear--yes, a bear--whom she calls "kitty". All this before she's even eighteen. She's swept off her feet and rescued by a young man who becomes her love interest. Then, at the end of the story, there are like, three different twists when you think her former jailer is dead. ...but he's not. Of course. I mean, he's been mauled by a bear, stabbed, and shot (or strangled? or both?), but still not dead. Enough already. *End Spoiler!*

What i didn't realize was that this author writes primarily young adult romance. No wonder I was SO over the relationship between this damaged young woman and her rescuer by the end of the book. Had I realized this from the start, I probably would have passed this title over. It was clear in the author biography at the end of the actual book but on Amazon, the author biography lists her other books without mentioning her numerous awards for romantic fiction. The synopsis makes it seem like the romance might be a small part of the story but make no mistake, this is all about a damaged girl conquering her fear and relentlessly talking about a boy in the process.

I gave it three stars because I've read a lot better but I've also put down a lot worse.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars did not finish May 28, 2012
By sara
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I really wanted to like this book. I enjoy stories where the woman is strong and escapes or otherwise overcomes something. This story could have been good. There were parts of it that were unbelievable and I probably could have gotten over that if it weren't for all the navel-gazing on the part of the characters. It could have been a good story but the author spends so much time "telling" and so little time "showing" that I found myself skipping whole sections of the characters' internal monologues to get to the action. Every time a character started another internal monologue, I would roll my eyes because it would go on for pages and pages. I also have the same issue as some of the other reviewers in that the girl's terrible past and subsequent re-entry into society is too neat and clean. I don't know that someone who had suffered such horrible abuse and had lived in the woods since she was a child would also have memorized poetry and been perfect at everything. All in all, I couldn't finish this book. The love story wasn't that great, the plot was lukewarm and contrived, the writing needed editing, and the characters needed to look past the end of their own noses and move on with life!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars must read
Couldn't stop reading. I will recommend this book to my family and friends. Second time I've read this book, loved it
Published 6 months ago by Bennie
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage Cinderella a good read
This was very good and kept my attention with all the twists in it. Great read for adults. I look forward to more.
Published 8 months ago by Jo
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good read!
i thought the author carried the premise through extremely well. I enjoyed this read and would recommend it to romance lovers everywhere..
Published 10 months ago by P. C. Willson
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed
A fun book that kept my attention. I enjoyed the characters, and Brinn's will to survive. Easy reading and went fast, but I plan to read another of PJ's books.
Published 15 months ago by Amber
4.0 out of 5 stars Different twist on a love story.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
I liked the way the characters met and fell for one another. It was definitely a page turner!!!
Published 20 months ago by Arw036
4.0 out of 5 stars The broken shall be made whole
A moving story that I could not put down once picked up. Brinn is a surviver even if she did not realize her own strenght right away others did like Justin and her loathsome... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Alicia
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
I really enjoyed this book. The synopsis caught my attention; Beautiful story of a young girl who coped with life in a whole different light. Great job, to P.J. Sharon. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Beverly Carlin - Author
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage Cinderella
I absolutely loved this book! It was so good. It seemed so real and had a very satisfying ending. Even Brinn's enemy was so realistic.
Published 21 months ago by Katelyn Wegener
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book
i wasnt so sure of this book when i got it. but once i started reading it i couldnt stop. wonderfully written. and a very nice twist on a good tale.
Published 21 months ago by Nanners Cheeks
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage Cinderella
Great story! Very well-written, enough descriptions to draw you in, but not too much to make it gory. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Michele Green
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More About the Author

Writing YA...because every teen deserves a hopefully ever after, I take what I've learned from my own life experiences and create characters and stories about the difficulties of walking that line between being a kid and becoming an adult. I've traveled far to get to this point in life, but I'm a happy, healthy person these days, and want to let teens know that no matter how bad life gets, it can always get better--have hope!

I live in the Berkshires with a dreamy husband, and I've successfully raised two sons who are on their own hero's journey. When I'm not writing and publishing my books, I spend my summers kayaking the lakes and ponds in New England, and my winters snow shoeing in the 6000 acres of woods behind my house...aaahhh, bliss!

Fun facts about me: I have a black belt in karate, sing opera, and can still do a sit spin with the best of them.

Visit my website at www.pjsharon.com

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