Cinderella

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Ache For You

"I don't want to talk to you." "Ah. You are a lesbian." – Matteo meets Kimber, Ache For You The above quotation was the harbinger of bad things to come, like thunder before a tornado.  J.T. Geissinger’s Ache for You continues her Slow Burn series of rewritten fairytales, this one a Cinde ...

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Ever After

Have you ever gone back to look at a beloved childhood movie or book as an adult and suddenly realized how overly simplistic it was? In children’s stories life is often painted in black-and-white, which is fine, since you wouldn’t expect a young child to understand the nuances of a more complex ...

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The Lady Meets Her Match

If AAR had a Special Titles Listing for “Books with no discernible plot in which 90% of the story is basically the protagonists lusting after each other”, then The Lady Meets Her Match would most certainly be on it. This is the second book in Ms. Conkle’s series of Georgian-set historical roma ...

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Abducted by a Prince

I admit to a sneaking fondness for Cinderella-type stories. There’s something about the dowdy underdog who comes out on top that is perennially appealing – the number of nobleman-marries-governess stories around is undoubtedly testament to that. But in order to carry off that sort of story in a ...

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Mambo in Chinatown

A delightful mix of The Ugly Duckling and Cinderella, this story is in many ways a modern day fairytale. The best part is that our heroine is not just a passive good girl waiting for her Prince to come rescue her. She sets out to find something better for herself and along the way is fortunate enoug ...

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Princess Charming

This was an interesting story which, although it had flaws, was nonetheless engaging and unusual enough to hold my attention. I admit, from looking at the title and the cover, I had thought I was probably in for a light, easy read which would perhaps be some sort of spin on the Cinderella story, or ...

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Princess Charming

If you think about it, most romance novels are variations of a fairy tale theme. There is the Cinderella theme of a lord saving a common girl. There is the beauty taming the beast, be it a tortured soul or a true beast. But Nicole Jordan’s new series takes the idea of a fairy tale love to a distur ...

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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair is a book I find myself re-reading at regular intervals, three times in three years so far. The first time I read it I considered it a guilty pleasure, with its dramatic plotline and the so very obvious Cinderella theme. It was only on rereading it that I discovere ...

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Penelope and Prince Charming

Penelope and Prince Charming is a Regency-set, paranormal, fantasy, romantic suspense, Cinderella fairytale. Unfortunately, all these disparate elements never quite meshed together to form a coherent story. Damien is a prince in exile, dodging assassins sent by his mad father while making a r ...

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Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel

Maybe I'd have liked this book a whole lot better when I was fifteen. Then, again, probably not since even way back then I had a problem with authors requiring me to completely check my common sense at the door and dumb heroines were hardly my cup of tea. And, lest you think I'm overstating the c ...