Cinderella and the Ghost

Cinderella and the Ghost

by Marina Myles

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Overview

A Dangerous Attraction

When her demanding stepmother died, Ella Benoit knew just how far their fortunes had fallen, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. So she never expected the bequest from her late father. A chateau in France and the freedom to live her own life, all at once!

The chateau has seen better days, but Ella knows she can put the ruined house to rights. The life-size portrait of its first owner, Jean-Daniel Girard, seems to watch her work with approval, even pleasure. With bright blue eyes, strong features, and an athlete's body, the viscount is a tempting sight even now, more than three hundred years after his tragic death. But the more she looks at the portrait, the more convinced Ella is that she's met Jean-Daniel before. In another life, perhaps-or maybe, as the form who haunts the halls at night, invading Ella's dreams...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601832849
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Cinderella and the Ghost 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I absolutely love the Cursed Prince series and am I little sad to see it end. However on that note I love how everything came full circle. I really enjoyed this book, probably my favorite out of the series. It took me less than 8 hours to finish this book. I loved this retelling of Cinderella and I must say one of my favorite retellings. I defiantly recommend if you are a fan of paranormal romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is entertaining and gives readers a few unexpected twists in the plot. It's Cinderella but it's not.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I love this series of adult fairy tales from Marina. I really enjoyed the books I already have but this is the best story yet. Marina did a super job making the plot to give us, the reader, a plausible story. Ella took care of her stepfamily after her father died. Needless to say they treated her horribly. Then her stepmother dies. Big Spoiler! So her Dad set up a trust for her to come to her when her stepmother passed. She gets an Estate in France. She doesn't want to believe in ghosts but the original owner is cursed and haunts the house. Be prepared for ghosts, more people dragging her down and sword fights. Jean-Daniel was murdered and needs her help. Major Spoiler. I can't say more or the story is ruined for you. This makes you wish you could get an Estate to run. Marina comes  with wonderful people , even the bad ones. Please choose this book to read. May your dreams come true too. Enjoy reading this book.  I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Exactly what I was hoping for when I chose this title, Marina Myles hit nearly every button in this faerie-tale inspired mash up of  fantasy / historical and contemporary romance.  With Ella, the long abused stepdaughter and caretaker of her dying stepmother, her apologetic entry into the story was reminiscent of every downtrodden and abused character out there.  With her stepmother’s death, and Ella’s sudden freedom, she can breathe and finally start to think about her own life.  Family friend Mimi and her husband tried to run interference between Ella and her stepfamily, but with the freeing of Ella from all ties, Mimi steps in and arranges for her to travel to France and take up the new task of renovating the chateau left by her father.  The decrepit and ramshackle chateau is in need of major renovations and is thought to house a ghost.  Jean Daniel Girard was the eldest of twins born to the estate, and is expected to serve in the court and take a wife to continue the line.  Unfortunately he was found dead the night of the ball, and the estate fell into ruin.  One of the remnants of his life left behind was a newly finished portrait that is hanging in the ballroom.  Ella believes the portrait is watching her, and she is finding a connection to the man in the frame.  Slowly but surely the worlds collide, and Ella and Jean Daniel develop a connection, and only Ella can release him from his ghostly existence. But time is running out, and the anniversary of his death will end opportunities for yet another year.  Myles cleverly wound in magical talismans, glass slippers made for Ella by her father, and a clever plotting twist that tied in the original  Cinderella story that we all know. Present characters are reinvented in the past scenes that fit both their attitudes and behaviors with flair, and were instantly recognizable.  Both past and present were nicely mixed and blended, and felt real and possible, as fantastic as  the premise is.  With a lovely ending to wrap up the story, this was a fun, quick reading and enjoyable story.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous 7 months ago
This+book+held+my+attention+from+the+beginning+to+the+end.+I+even+ensnared+my+son+with+the+story+events+and+he+doesn%27t+read+this+kind+of+book.%0A%0A%0A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it wasn't quite what I thought it would be though. I really like fairy tales and this one I had trouble putting down. I am looking forward to reading the rest of thr series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining book, the writing is a bit wonky at times. If you ignore that, not bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new twist on a classic. Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute romantic read!
GHott More than 1 year ago
What I liked: I really enjoyed the writing and plot of Cinderella and the Ghost. It felt so real and the sisters and fairy godmother are so much more fun in this retelling! What I didn’t like: I felt that the steam was more detailed and prominent than necessary. Also, has I looked at the series titles before I grabbed this one I probably wouldn’t have read it, but I’d have missed out, because she’s a great writer. More… Source: Kensington Books via Netgalley Grade: B Ages: Mature Steam: Steamy
raareviews-n-such More than 1 year ago
Charming, haunting, and magical! I absolutely loved Cinderella and the Ghost! It starts off with Ella (who just lost her cruel stepmother) inheriting a French estate from her late father. When she arrives at the chateau, she feels as if she's been there before. A painting of the house's original owner hangs in the drawing room - and Ella feels its strong pull. The viscount's blue eyes watch her all the time. He wants her to save him from his ghostly existence but I can't tell you more because it'll spoil the rest of the story, but I can assure you this time travel will fascinate you. It will also make you believe in true love all over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Borring...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Certain aspects of the story were unbelievable, even for fantasy. I didnt enjoy reading much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You get her happy but what about his. Ugh