Ella's Will

Ella's Will

by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee

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ISBN-13: 9781462119080
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 890,874
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Ella's Will 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book! I loved the characters and the plot! I loved reading this retelling of Cinderella! I had a hard time putting this wonderful book down!
Mandy More than 1 year ago
The name of Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee became precious to me late last year, as soon as I read and fell completely in love with her first novel, Ella. I read many books last year as a frequent book reviewer for Cedar Fort Publishing, and her book was one of my top two favorites. Back in June of this year, she contacted me and asked me to read the nearly final draft of her new companion novel to Ella, called Ella’s Will, and write an endorsement of it. I was honored and thrilled to be asked to do so. When I had written my review of Ella just seven months before, I wrote: “I was just as much in love with the character of Will, her childhood friend. The story wasn’t told from his perspective, but it didn’t matter, because the author painted his thoughts and feelings through his nonverbal, verbal, and physical communication. It was brilliant.” What an absolute treat to be able to read the same lovely, romantic story from the perspective of Will. After I eagerly read the draft, I thought very carefully about my endorsement. This is what I came up with: “The question of how to be a great man is one that has been asked throughout time. Through the eyes, heart, and hands of Will Hawkins, the reader will be enveloped with the delicate answer. Ella’s Will is a story of sacrifice, selflessness, courage, and the truest of true love. Your heart will be touched over and over again by Will and his Ella.” Even though I had already had the opportunity to read Ella’s Will once, I knew I wanted to do the blog tour as well. I just had to have a copy of it for my bookshelf at home. The cover of the book is beautiful, as is the title. I love the double meaning. Throughout his time with Ella, Will learns her true character – that she is one who must rescue herself in her own ways, and follow her own heart. He couldn’t save her or change her will, no matter how much he wanted to take away her anguish. I loved Will Hawkins even more from reading Ella’s Will. He wasn’t a perfect young man – he was sarcastic, sometimes hot-headed, letting his anger overcome him, and often unforgiving. To be honest, I love it when authors make the protagonist imperfect. This way he has a chance to grow and develop through choices, revelations, and circumstances. Despite his faults, though, Will was a wonderful person. As I indicated in my endorsement, he was completely selfless when it came to Ella. He sacrificed time, sleep, and even broke rules to help her in any way he could. He loved her more than in any love story I have ever read, and he showed it by making decisions that weren’t convenient for him, but were rather painful, robbing him of true joy, all in the name of what he felt would bring his Ella ultimate happiness. Did Will always make the best decisions? Was he always courageous? No, he wasn’t. But, his heart was pure, and I feel that any man reading this novel would find qualities in Will that they would wish to emulate to better appreciate, admire, and cherish the women they love. Read the rest of my review here: http://www.ablisscomplete.com/enjoying-uplifting-entertainment/ellas-will/
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
They say that there are two sides to every story and that's just what this book shows. In Ella (my review can be found here), the reader is treated to a Cinderella-type story from Ella's point-of-view. But in Ella's Will, the reader gets into the head of Will, a stable boy who is in love with Ella, even though he may not be able to ever have her. It's pretty much the exact same story, with a few twists, as it's from Will's perspective. I loved that I knew how this story was going to go and how it was going to end, but it was fun to see things from another view point. There were a few details that I understood better coming from Will, but I missed Ella. Yes, I saw her, but the story just wasn't the same without her front and center, as it truly is her story to tell. There are other characters that are more prominent with Will as the lead, as he is closer to them or has a better relationship with them, yet I really did miss Ella. But I can't discount Will. What's not to love about him? This story really brought my admiration and love for him to life on a new level. It's been awhile since I've read Ella and I think it would be a lot of fun to compare the two by reading them closer together. It would complete the whole picture to get both points-of-view simultaneously. This is a great read for those who love fairy tale twists, especially coming from a completely different character than is typical. Content: clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*