The Secret Slipper Review and Giveaway!

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About the Book

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Book title: The Secret Slipper

Author: Amanda Tero

Release date: May 25, 2017

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

My Perspective

I love remakes on old tales. There are so many things that an author can do to make a simple story their own. I prefer for them to take a totally different direction, which is exactly what Amanda Tero has mastered in this story. Sure, you see a resemblance to an old tale that we all love, but she has twisted and changed the storyline and characters in a way that makes it its own beautiful tale.

This was a quick read for me, and I am glad I was able to read it all at once. I had to find out if Raoul ever found Ellia!! I found myself thinking about losing my own daughter during his scenes, and imagined myself doing the exact same things that he was. I was emotionally connected to his character by this point, and couldn’t walk away without knowing. I like stories that pull you in like that. Makes you think about things in your own life a little differently.

Amanda did a fantastic job of weaving the gospel into this storyline. I did not find it to be preachy at all, but rather well written and realistically weaved into the scenes. It certainly did not seem to take away from the main storyline at all, but rather perfectly wove itself in as a supporting theme. It was nice to see characters from Befriending the Beast. Now I wonder how these characters will be displayed in a future installment. Sleeping Beauty maybe!? Overall this was a great read!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Amanda bio picAmanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!


Guest post from Amanda Tero

Do you ever have plans that come up from almost nowhere? That is kind of how “The Secret Slipper” started. I had written a fun novella, “Befriending the Beast.” It was a stand-alone. Just for fun. My relief project during a longer project. Well, no sooner had “Befriending the Beast” released when a friend asked me, “Hey, have you considered a father/daughter Cinderella story?” That night I stayed up until after midnight, mulling over ideas and coming up with the title. Lord Kiralyn, who appeared in “Befriending the Beast” as Belle’s uncle now had a story—involving a daughter that I didn’t know existed, but whose existence created a whirlwind of adventure, heartache, and excitement. And now that I have two books in the series, my brain is already pulling at ideas for a book three. But that’s another story for another day.

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To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away a grand prize of paperback copies of Amanda’s three novellas: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, and The Secret Slipper.Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

6 thoughts on “The Secret Slipper Review and Giveaway!

  1. Thank you so much for your heart-felt review! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it and were able to dive into Raoul’s and Lia’s stories. 🙂

  2. I’m excited to read these books! I love remakes of old fairy tales (Beauty and the Beast is my favorite!) especially with the Gospel woven into the story. Thanks for the opportunity!

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