I know I should like the hero & heroine best, but I have to say my favorite characters are the queen & fairy godmother. The interaction between the two is hilarious, not to mention the sly humor that is sprinkled throughout the book...Not to say that Cinderella & Prince Charming aren't great characters--it's a delicious treat to see them tossed into circumstances beyond their control (& funny, too!), and I like their character arc/growth. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but this book is definitely worth reading--I think readers will enjoy Wheeler's interpretation of the stepsisters & the family dynamic.
The Wronged Princess is a perfect read for a lazy afternoon full of tea & cookies, and laying about in your pjs. Natasha Deen
From the Author
When you read this twist on Cinderella, you will see how much I love the story. It was written with the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein, version in mind that stared Ginger Rogers as the Fairy Godmother and Leslie Ann Warren's debut. Ms. Warren was 17 when it aired. My two sisters and I would get the box of Kleenex and lay on our stomachs every year when it came on ready for our cries of retribution and joy.
This is why my Cinderella has dark hair and not blond. She is as "meek and as mild as a mouse" but throughout the series, you will see a strong, elegant young woman emerge. (As did my writing of this story by the 3rd edition).
There is a fourth book, The Price of Scorn: Cinderella's Evil Stepmother, that sadly, does not end happily. But she was the evil stepmother after all.
Please enjoy. And, if you have any inclination how much reviews mean to an author, that would be greatly appreciated as well.
My sincerest thanks,
Kae Elle Wheeler