Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review (+ Tour GIVEAWAY): The Secret Slipper

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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?

My Thoughts

Amanda Tero is a young writer with a very promising talent. I’m not fond of medieval settings, but the creative storytelling and spiritual themes made this novella an interesting read.

The Secret Slipper is inspired by Cinderella – but while there are certain similarities, it’s a father/daughter story rather than a romance. And the slipper itself is creative genius. You’ll find elements of adventure, revenge, and greed, but also a loving father’s determined quest to find the daughter he thought had died. Both Lia and her father grow spiritually in trust and surrender of personal will.

The Secret Slipper is a story that will entertain YA readers and leave them eager for more.


I was provided a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely 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.


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


  1. I have been into fairy tales lately, so these are right in with the genre that I am reading right now. I can't wait to read these. Thanks for sharing them, Carole! Kim

  2. Really enjoyed the description of the book. Looking forward to reading.

  3. This book sounds like a great read. It sounds like a book that I would like to read.

  4. Having been a home school English teacher, I'd love to read Amanda's novellas. She sounds very talented!

  5. I love meeting up and coming young authors! And I loved fairy tales as a kid so these would be an enjoyable read just by the sound of them :-) Congrats on two books Amanda & blessings on more!

    Thank you for the author spotlight and giveaway!

  6. Thanks for your review, Carole!

    And thank you all for your kind comments. :)

  7. My kids would probably enjoy this one' thanks for sharing Carole. It's always fun to find new authors.