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Cinderella
     

Cinderella

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by Jenni James
 

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A girl with a secret and a prince on a mission

When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin's outrider, he decides to take matters into his own hands and figure out why Ella hasn't been seen at court. And more importantly why the daughter of one of the

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A girl with a secret and a prince on a mission

When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin's outrider, he decides to take matters into his own hands and figure out why Ella hasn't been seen at court. And more importantly why the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in the kingdom dresses like a pauper.

Ella has had her own bout of trials, including losing her beloved father and facing the wrath and jealousy of her stepmother and stepsisters. Becoming a servant doesn't seem all that bad until the handsome John comes into her life, now he appears to be upsetting everything. Never before has she been so unsettled. Just his presence is making her dream of a life beyond this one.

When John invites Ella to the ball and she grudgingly accepts, he wonders if he's truly losing his mind. How would he ever pull off pretending to be John while obviously hosting the ball as Anthony? Especially when the stubborn girl has made it quite obvious she would never attend a ball with a snobbish prince.

ABOUT AUTHOR JENNI JAMES
Jenni James is the happy mother of seven boisterous children and the author of several book babies that include: Pride & Popularity, Northanger Alibi and Persuaded from The Jane Austen Diaries for teens and Prince Tennyson an inspirational novel. She enjoys writing clean literature for children, teens and adults. Look out for more of her Faerie Tale Collection!

MORE BOOKS BY JENNI JAMES

Faerie Tale Collection:
Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping Beauty
Rumplestiltskin
Hansel and Gretel (2013)
Snow White (2013)
Frog Prince (2013)

The Jane Austen Diaries:
Pride & Popularity
Persuaded
Northanger Alibi
Emmalee (2013)
Mansfield Ranch (2013)
Sensible & Sensational (2014)

Prince Tennyson
Revitalizing Jane (2014)

The Eternal Realm Series:
Eternity (2014)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016316192
Publisher:
StoneHouse Ink
Publication date:
02/22/2013
Series:
Faerie Tale Collection , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
259,048
File size:
295 KB

Meet the Author

Jenni James is the happy mother of seven boisterous children and the author of several book babies that include: Pride & Popularity, Northanger Alibi and Persuaded from The Jane Austen Diaries for teens and Prince Tennyson an inspirational novel. She enjoys writing clean literature for children, teens and adults. Look out for more of her Faerie Tale Collection!

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Cinderella 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how the author had the prince hide his identity as a commoner in this version. He always knew who she was and is helping her find herself. Its a totally clean retelling of Cinderella wish a few new twists. It reminds me of the movie Everafter in some ways except the roles are reversed. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this collection. I can highly recommend this book for all ages.
Bonnie_W More than 1 year ago
This version of <i>Cinderella</i> continues the tradition set up by two of my favorite retellings, ELLA ENCHANTED and the movie <i>Ever After</i> .  Our Cinderella, Eleanoria (or Ella for short) knows Prince Anthony before the ball.  It steers closer to <i>Ever After</i> in the fact that there is a secret identity, only this time, it's Ella that doesn't know that she's hanging out with a prince.  She just knows him as John, the village boy she always beat at horse raising.  Anthony, of course, remembers Ella, and doesn't understand why she's wearing servant's clothing and so downtrodden now considering the family she comes from.  He befriends her initially to discover the truth behind what's happened to her, but their friendship evolves into something deeper and longer-lasting.  Another <i>Ever After</i> spin is the way one of the stepsisters isn't evil, but able to help make Ella's life slightly easier.  This time around, Ella helps her out as well. There's good chemistry between Ella and Anthony, even as lurking secrets fester.  I also enjoyed the inclusion of Anthony's mother, who has a good, kind soul.  I like the fact that in this retelling, the prince's parents aren't gung-ho about him marrying and trying to form an alliance with another country.  Instead, the queen genuinely wants the best for her son, which was an element I liked a lot.  There's no magic pumpkin, no fairy godmother, no secret dress.  Everything is known, at least in some capacity, which changes the dynamic with Cinderella's stepmother, with our Cinderella's outlook on the ball, with the way our Prince must juggle his two identities from the girl he's rapidly falling for... It's a fresh spin on a very played-out tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jenni james i love your book and this one is ralley good and i love it. keep writing paless because we love your books so mach.
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Espan_Rose More than 1 year ago
Like all of Jenni James&rsquo;s stories, this is a charming retelling of the classic, with a little bit of sass added. Ella is definitely the traditional &lsquo;Cinderella&rsquo; character, working without complaint and putting up with her step-family&rsquo;s meanness, but she&rsquo;s got some twists that I love. She&rsquo;s a no-nonsense, strong woman who has no problem standing up to the new boy who comes around distracting her from her work. Now Anthony is definitely not your typical Prince Charming. He has no trouble disguising himself as a servant to do some sleuthing. I love the interaction between the two. Unlike most Cinderella stories, these two have a history, playing as kids together even before they meet back up. Of course, it&rsquo;s so nice watching them develop an actual friendship and relationship before the ball. Now I think my favorite change was with the step-sister, Lacey. She&rsquo;s a little full-of-herself, but doesn&rsquo;t have the traditional animosity towards Ella, and you almost feel as sorry for her as you do Ella. I love the little changes to the classic story, including who the &lsquo;fairy godmother&rsquo; turns out to be. This is definitely a Cinderella retelling that&rsquo;s not to be missed. 
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Awesome! That's all I have to say about. I've read all of them and they're all just as good or better than this one. I wish she had written one about Rapunzel though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Short but cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally knew your mother.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is everyone sooo obsessed with the Warriors series? Its getting tiring! Its not even that great!!! I have not read this book, but apparantly its like Ever After (which is one of my favorite movies.) It brings logic to the story... Stop with the descriptions of yourself as movie/tv show/book characters!!! Everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He padded back in an laid a hare in the fresh kill pile. Moongaze was laying down sleeping due to her unborn kits. Silverfeather wa organizing herb padding in an out of camp wih more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yep. Yepyepyepyepyepyepyepyepyeep!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were moving to twelfth night second res.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah how do ya folks ... I'll pay ya $3,000,000 for it...( im old and i have so much money , i just give it away.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
how do i freaking erase books from my library?????????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What clan? I don't rp a girl, but i am one in rl. It must have been a different Enchantedfang. I have met two others....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suresies. And by the way, I knew that. A anonymous cat showed up at my clan and told me. That's the information that I was referring to. Lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well we can keep tge bios here but for the rest we move.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slipped back in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where are deputy aplications?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[Back, but I have to go now. I'll be back after church tomorrow]