About the book: Will Hawkins is just a simple stable boy. How can he hope to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.
My review: I had a great time reading this book! I loved that this book is the same story as Jessilyn Peaslee's Ella, just told from Will's perspective. That brought a whole new level of awesomeness for me. It's so much fun to kind of get the he said, she said thing going on.
I still liked Will, I loved all of the things that he selflessly did for Ella, that she really had no idea he had even done, so they were missing from her side of the story. I loved that he had been working so hard to be able to ask her to marry him so that he could remove her from the terrible life she was leading, yet, as soon as she had a legitimate chance for a way better life with the prince he backed off and was willing to allow her to take the chance if it was offered.
I liked the way I saw Ella in a different light as well. I liked Ella in the first book, but I loved the way that Will saw the things she was doing and the way he saw her almost made her into a saint. I loved the way that Ella taught Will, by example, that kindness and forgiveness is always the best route to take.
I loved this cute, clean, fun, fairy-tale style book!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.
Labels: Cedar Fort, Clean Romance, fairy tale style romance, Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee