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About the BookBook 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 ThoughtsAmanda 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
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 TeroDo 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!