What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an imposter prince from her rightful throne?
Told with the signature style I’ve come to expect from Rachel Heffington, The Windy Side of Care retells Cinderella in a delightfully whimsical way. Quirky. Plucky. Funny. Endearing. Alis is all of these–and she is bent on reclaiming the throne she knows is rightfully hers.
So what does she do with the prince who currently claims her royal status? Fall in love with him and include him in her plotting, of course. (I so want to remark on some of the things they plot, but I’ll refrain in an effort to remain mostly spoiler-free.) Rest assured, it is pretty amazing…
Auguste, at first, seemed spoiled-bratty, but then he and Alis meet. Wham. Cupid strikes hard (but in a believable, fun-smile way) and he’s adorable with her. He completely redeems himself from my first impressions of him during Alis’ trial. (I must zip my lips before I disclose the amazing ending Rachel cooked up!)
I heartily recommend this book for fairy-tale lovers, fans of the olde style of writing that engages and amuses, and those who admire a good story told in a sadly-short amount of pages–this is a novella, after all. And what a novella at that.
About the Author
Rachel Heffington is a Christian, a novelist, and a people-lover. Outside of the realm of words, Rachel enjoys the Arts, traveling, mucking about in the kitchen, listening for accents, and making people laugh. She dwells in rural Virginia with her boisterous family and her black cat, Cricket. Her debut novel, Fly Away Home, released earlier this year.
Disclosure: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I have heretofore only read The Windy Side of Care, but I immensely look forward to devouring the rest of the collection. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.