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About the Book
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?
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 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.
June 6: Desperate Homeschoolers
June 6: Remembrancy
June 6: Pursuing Stacie
June 7: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker
June 8: Fiction Aficionado
June 9: These Splendid Sentences
June 9: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
June 10: Blogging With Carol
June 10: Reading Is My SuperPower (Spotlight)
June 11: The Power of Words
June 11: Karen Sue Hadley
June 12: Moments Dipped in Ink
June 12: A Path of Joy
June 13: Bukwurmzzz
June 13: cherylbbookblog (Spotlight)
June 14: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
June 15: Zerina Blossom’s Books
June 16: Live.Love.Read.
June 17: A Baker’s Perspective
June 18: History, Mystery & Faith
June 19: Henry Happens
June 19: Bookworm Mama (Spotlight)
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! https://promosimple.com/ps/b994