Author: Jenni James
Publication: Feb 18th, 2013
Series: Faerie Tale Collection #4
Source: Inter-library loan
Read: Jan 29th-31st, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads):
Cinderella was another short novel by Jenni James. As I mentioned above I got this book through inter-library loan and it came all the way from Hawaii. I live in the midwest so the book made quite a trip. I had already started Cinderella previously, but wasn't able to finish before the due date, so I picked up where I left off.
Ella meets Prince Anthony before the ball, but she doesn't know he is a prince since he disguises himself as John, the village boy she beat at horse racing. Mentioning horses, Ella has a passion for horses, but of course that privilege was taken away when her father died. Ella is the wealthiest person in the kingdom, but she doesn't know that and is treated like a servant.
Ella dreams of a brighter future and she knows that future can exist with Anthony. I enjoyed the chemistry between Ella and Anthony. It was also nice to see the inclusion of Anthony's parents. Ella was very kind to her stepsisters and stepmother at the end. I enjoyed how every character was given an ending. Some of the magic was taken out of this Cinderella story, but Jenni James managed to write her own unique spin on Cinderella.