It’s not easy being notorious…
Viola knows that she isn’t the prettiest girl in the room, or the most popular. That honour goes to her stunning stepsister Nellie, who was spoiled rotten by her late father, but who is also as beautiful as an angel and charming enough to get what she wants, when she wants it.
As for Viola, she just wants the family inn to prosper, and for everyone to do their share without acting like they’re being treated like a slave…and ruining her own reputation in turn. (Cough cough, Nellie.)
But then Viola finds a powerful, stolen object in an unexpected place, and suddenly her reputation isn’t her biggest worry. The world around her has become very, very hostile – and fixing things has become very, very difficult…
Shallow princes, meddling godmothers, infectious curses and one handsome, grumpy guardsman… The memoirs of this very misrepresented stepsister are a world away from any Cinderella story you’ve ever heard.
A standalone novel.
About the Author
M. Marinan is comfortably located in Wellington, New Zealand: a city that ‘you can’t beat on a fine day’. (Disclaimer: there aren’t that many fine days, but she’s still there.) She loves stories with adventure, drama and a happy ending, and writes in the same vein. She also likes beautiful things, nice people and carefully created art – the sort that looks as though it took effort, not like a toddler painted it with a brush stuck to their forehead. She also illustrates all her own work. It’s fun, she knows the characters...and she’s a bit cheap. Thanks to Massey University for making her feel qualified to publish her own work (and for giving her a student debt that will follow her into her old age. It was worth it).