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- File size : 3205 KB
- Publication date : May 25, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 166 pages
- ASIN : B071R5859Y
- Lending : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #516,772 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story is fast-paced and the plot is tight and well written. I read it in two sittings – I did not want to put it down. I found all the characters interesting, but I did feel I wanted a bit more character development among the major characters and differentiation among the more minor characters. But that’s just me!
I really appreciated the spiritual lessons that Lia and Raoul (Lord Kiralyn) learned, especially Raoul’s conviction about not leaning on his own understanding and, instead, praying and listening to God’s leading. That was something I needed to be reminded of, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since I read it; it really helped me during some things I was going through afterward. It’s a very meaningful lesson to discover alongside Raoul.
Another twist I was not expecting was in Lia’s character. She is the “Cinderella,” but she wasn’t the tale’s typical angelic maiden; instead, she had a lot of bitterness, which was actually more realistic. Although this was important to the storyline, I was a little disappointed that my normal favorite in the Cinderella tale was not more likeable to me. As it was, I was drawn to her mainly because she had my sympathy for her crippled foot. But her depth of darkness does allow God’s work to shine forth.
Although The Secret Slipper is the sequel to Befriending the Beast, I haven’t yet read the latter. However, I found The Secret Slipper reads fine as a stand-alone . . . except that it completely whets my appetite for Befriending the Beast!
In short, this novella immersed me in an intriguing story that was hard to put down and that truly spoke to my heart.
Series: Tales of Faith
Genre: historical, fantasy, fairytale, Christian
Publication date: May 25, 2017
Number of pages: 166
Other books in the series:
1-Befriending the Beast
3-Protecting the Poor (coming August 2019)
A copy of this book was purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
I really liked the details and the setting and felt very connected to the (approximate) historical time. I'd had a little trouble with the dialogue in the first book but none in this one. (No trouble--not no dialogue...) Great work!
No magic. No romance. But a Christ-filled adventure story complete with believable, interesting characters; excellent emotional depth; a sound plot; and an enjoyable writing style.
Suitable for all ages. There is nothing to give concern for young readers (unless you count the abuse Lia endures, fairly normal for Cinderella), yet the depth will be appreciated by older audiences.
Top reviews from other countries
Lia... Lia was my favorite. <3 <3 So beautiful and hurt and real.The Cinderella part was an amazing and very sweet twist. <3 I loved Raoul and Jolin and Noel and Lady Elayne, and even Dumphey. The Jolin + Raoul interaction was hilarious at times and thought-provoking at others. I loved the drama of Lia and the Lia + Raoul interaction. <3
The excitement was something fierce. Even though I knew how it would end, I was on the edge of my seat. Talk about intense!! And the Salvation Plan was very clear and fitted Lia's circumstances perfectly. Beautiful. It was beautiful. Perfectly amazing. Even though I knew how it ended (this is my second reading of the book), I felt the desperation and betrayal MAJOR SPOILER!! of Lia's arrest. END OF SPOILER! So well done.
I deeply enjoyed this book, and as I said, it is one of my favourite Amanda Tero books. :) The trailer is excellent too. ;)
A Favourite Beautiful Quote: “‘Lia, all of God’s creations are fearfully and wonderfully made. Beauty is not about what a person looks like, but about who a person is.’”
A Favourite Beautiful Quote: “The days of the past molded together to form a lump of dark, meaningless nothing.”
A Favourite Short Humourous Quote: “If Raoul could weave around the people, he might have a chance to speak with Feroci... if the man would acknowledge him, dressed as a commoner. Bury propriety! He shouldn’t have to bring robes everywhere he went.”