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Fairy Tale Weddings: Cindy and the Prince/Some Kind of Wonderful

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Read

I loved it! It has a wonderful story that will keep you entertained for hours.

posted by theReader278 on July 10, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Half and Half

Cinderella and her Prince Charming make just that - a charming modern day twist on an old classic. Cindy, a janitor who cleans executive offices crashes a ball given by a major corporation where she meets Thorn Prince, a high-ranking executive. For one night, they have ...
Cinderella and her Prince Charming make just that - a charming modern day twist on an old classic. Cindy, a janitor who cleans executive offices crashes a ball given by a major corporation where she meets Thorn Prince, a high-ranking executive. For one night, they have a special moment in time. And just like the original Cinderella, she leaves behind a part of her (besides her heart, obviously!) - her mother's pearl comb. Assuming that she works for his company, Prince sets out to find her, but to no avail. She reappears in his life to reclaim her lost comb only to disappear again.

Cindy and Prince's story is sweet and charming but ultimately a bit shallow and full of fluff. Still, as a short story with limited time to fully develop characters, it was a truly charming read.

The second story was a different matter. Some Kind of Wonderful is a modern twist of Beauty and the Beast but reads more like Hades and Persephone. John McFarland has business dealings with Judy Lovin's father. When it appears her father's business venture will fail without assistance from McFarland, McFarland offers to rescue the business in exchange for Judy's presence on his secluded island. The father, naturally, refuses. Yet, Judy decides to go on her own since her love for her father is that deep. While a free-prisoner on his island, McFarland treats Judy abysmally. Yet the reader is supposed to somehow see that through his hard exterior lies a soft interior. And because of that soft interior, the reader is supposed to forget that McFarland is essentially holding Judy hostage on his island. I never really connected with either character because it was hard to find McFarland's redeeming characteristics.

And so, with Cindy and Prince's story ranking a four out of five stars and Judy and McFarland's story ranking a two, this book averaged a three out of five stars for me.

posted by TulaneGirl on August 10, 2010

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    Excellent Read

    I loved it! It has a wonderful story that will keep you entertained for hours.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Loved it

    I read both stories in a day. I loved the modern day twist of two of my favorite fairy tales!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    definitely recommended

    another great read from Debbie. I enjoy her books all the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    modern fairy tales

    Just taking these for short romantic reads, with parallels to a couple of well-known fairy tales, I enjoyed them both. Ms. Macomber is one of my favorite authors and I will at least look at any book with her name on the cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    LOVE, LOVE

    I loved this book. Course I love all books writen by Debbie Macomber. She is one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Charming

    What a charming story! Fun, sweet and cute..... loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    great read

    this book was amazing and addicting too. i love romance and fairy tales Debbie macomber really knows how to tear at a readers heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    Highly recommendnd!

    What beautiful, romantic stories!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Great Book!

    Another wonderful book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Highly reccommended

    Love all of Debbie's books.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Love debbies books

    These two stories did not dissapoint, loved them

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Love These Stories!

    I love these fairy tale stories. The first one is a Cinderella story and the second Beauty and the beast. I though they stayed pretty close the the original stories though in a modern setting. They are light and leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling. I need that sometimes. The characters share much of the mentality of the original cast so sometimes seem a bit unreal as they should.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Delighfull

    Easy and fun read

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    Two books in one. The first book is about rags to riches in a sense. Cinderella story - in the end the prince is won!!
    Second book - Beauty and the beast. Love conquers all!!
    I read this book so quicly and it was beautifully woven in my minds eye! Especially the 2nd book and envisioning the tropical paradise setting. Made me feel great to imagine that!!

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    highly recommended.

    loved both stories. I just love her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    I thought both stories were very good.

    I honestly liked the "Beauty and the Beast" story better even though she really is kind of his prisoner. It just seemed like a sweeter story line. Were as the "Cinderella" story seemed like it took forever for them to actually be together. I dont know, maybe its just me, but I really enjoyed both stories. Thats why i am giving it a five outta five!

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Debbie Macomber's heart warming book is a magical read.

    The characters in these books are well-crafted and believable. The books are good fun.

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    Posted July 15, 2012

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