Will Hawkins is just a simple stable boy. How can he hope to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.
About the author:
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.
From Reidhead Randomness:
This is a guest post from my daughter. She was so excited to get another Ella book. She REALLY loves these 2 books! She has lent them to friends and referred them to many people! She jumped around with excitement when this book came in the mail!
From my daughter:
This charming story is so beautifully written. I just loved it! Fair warning, I mistook this as a sequel instead of just a different view. Just as good all the same, but can be confusing through the first chapters as to why Ella was not the main focus, as she was in Ella.
This book is of the Small town boy, Will. Will is just going home after hard work at the royal stables when he sees a girl in a thin little dress and no shoes...their relationship takes off from there. Will wants to take Ella away from the abusive family, but Ella won't go. While working, Will overhears the prince talking about a ball thrown in his honor. Every maiden in the kingdom is invited to try to become the next princess...and that includes Ella, she having the same qualities that the prince says he wants. Join Will in his internal battle... he wants to marry her, but at the same time he wants to let the prince marry her and give her a better life than he could provide. Such an amazing novel!!! I give it 5 stars!!! I've let a couple of my friends read it and they loved it as much as I do!!! It's a great book and I hope that there'll be another book whether it's a sequel or another different view of the story...maybe the prince...or Ella being a mom...or something else. I'm not an author, just a reader in love with these books. :-)