Friday, October 18, 2019

Blog Tour: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me
by Julie Wright

Publication Date: 10/21/19
ISBN: 9781629726076
Retail Price: $16.99
Page Count: 336
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Cover Design: © Shadow Mountain
Art Direction: Richard Erickson
Design: Kimberly Kay

About the Book:

Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with? A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he's gone forever.

About the Author:
Julie Wright is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Proper Romance® novels Lies Jane Austen Told Me and Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a Whitney Award winner and a Crown Heart recipient. She is represented by agent Sara Crowe. She loves reading and writing, playing on the beach or hiking with her husband and kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

Advance Praise/Endorsements:

“This sweet, heartfelt tale of authentic characters facing intriguing challenges is at once very romantic and charmingly chaste.”

-Booklist, starred review

“Wright spins a modern-day and very meta Cinderella tale. This fast-paced, lighthearted romance also carries a moral lesson about falsehoods getting in the way of the quest for true happiness.”

-Publishers Weekly

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this modern spin on the Cinderella story. I loved how Charlotte's new book was born out of frustration and rejection. I admired her for not giving up. I didn't believe most of the publishing/marketing moments, but they made the book entertaining. I loved Charlotte's relationship with Kat. I enjoyed her banter with Anders. I liked seeing her two different sides and how she figured out which side was her true self. I love how everything turned out. 

Cover Thoughts: Love it!
Source: ARC sent for review
Library Recommendation: A great book for your adult romance collection

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