Cinderella - A Retelling with Strength and Courage

Cinderella - A Retelling with Strength and Courage

by Lisa Shea


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ISBN-13: 9781545306864
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Pages: 68
Sales rank: 854,392
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

I grew up, as most girls do, reading fairy tales. I was often torn between enjoying the fantasy and being disappointed by how passive the heroines seemed to be.

Let's take sleeping beauty. Aurora lays asleep on a bed for a hundred years until a guy comes, kisses her, and marries her.

Snow White? She stupidly, despite many warnings, eats an apple given to her by a stranger. She falls into a death-sleep and lays in her coffin until a guy comes along, kisses her, and marries her.

Or Beauty and the Beast. I admit I adored the library, especially in the animated version. But I was less keen on the idea that a woman in an abusive relationship simply had to be patient and understanding, and the 'beast' would eventually give up on his abuse and treat her like a princess.

I have been working on my own versions for many years. It took countless tweakings before I felt I had created the mix of strong-and-compassionate that I hoped to convey.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on them!

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Cinderella - A Retelling with Strength and Courage (Courageous Heroine Fairy Tales) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was fine, not great but fine. Abrupt stop. No ending. Ehe. That's about all I can say. Not really dissappointed. Skipped a lot anyways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sucked. No ending
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
It was OK but I had no idea that it would quit in the middle of the story. It's beyond having a cliff hanger since it just leaves you totally hanging and no place to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Lisa Shea's writing - I've been following her since the early days, devouring her 14 book series The Sword of Glastonbury (Start with "Knowing Yourself". link here, if this thing works right: Knowing Yourself - A Medieval Romance), then moving on to her other series and waiting anxiously for each to arrive. She's a prodigious writer so I suppose I'm just spoiled (anyone else waiting for GRRMartin's latest Game of Thrones book?). This series (Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty, so far) delves into the popular stories we all grew up with. This time, though, Lisa Shea explores them in a new light. You know what I mean, if you know her style already, and if you don't, you're in for a treat!