- File Size: 2601 KB
- Print Length: 166 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942931239
- Publication Date: May 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071R5859Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Secret Slipper (Tales of Faith Book 2) Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero is cute, to say the least. It is a heartwarming tale about a daddy-daughter relationship. This is no to say that there is no drama, danger, or adventure. The story surprised me by adding a bit of those things to make the classic Cinderella story more interesting. Kidnapping, murder, and revenge rev up the already-twisted tale. I truly enjoyed it. I wish I could see her grow up in her new family and blossom into a young woman, cherished rather than mistreated.
The main critique I had with this book is that I wasn’t able to fully immerse myself in the characters’ minds. The story felt … rushed, for lack of a better word, and there seemed to be a dividing line between me and the characters that kept me from connecting with them and from them being real. I’ve come across several books like this, and I’m not sure how to pinpoint what exactly it is that makes it seem like that. Maybe the characters are more two-dimensional, going on an adventure but never truly changing from it? I’m also unsure whether it was intentionally or unintentionally done on the author’s part—it could be a POV rarely used by contemporary authors, right? Books with that sort of distance between reader and character are not my preferred reading material, but I still enjoyed the story as a whole.
The Secret Slipper is a sweet little novella based off of “Cinderella.” I enjoyed the twist on the story as well as the added drama. I recommend this story to all fans of the classic fairy tale who enjoy retellings.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.
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