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Seattle Cinderella

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  86 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
A modern Cinderella and her cohorts are enchanted by love in Seattle. Cindy is forced into running her late father’s muffler shop and employing horrid step-sisters, Annie and Zella. Can she garner the emotional energy needed to protect her heart against Luke’s princely charms? Annie Wilson’s past misdeeds have tarnished her reputation. Can she prove to herself and Brent th ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Barbour Books
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 10, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
Are you a fan of the fairytale Cinderella ? Ever since, I was little my all-time fairtyale story has been Cinderella. I love it and own nearly every single movie that has a Cinderella theme , my favourite being the Drew Barrymore movie "Ever After: A Cinderella Story". When I saw this book , I knew I had to read it as I also love the Christian fiction series "Romancing America".
Like most books in the Romancing America series, Seattle Cinderella contains four short stories. The first is "Cindy an
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Valerie Comer
Mar 22, 2012 Valerie Comer rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t love a re-imagined fairy tale? Just the idea immediately enthralls me. It’s always fun to see how many elements of the old favorite an author can parallel without making the whole concept seem hokey. At other times, the connection is so vague you’d never know it was there if someone didn’t tell you.

When I heard that one of the Romancing America collections was a set of novellas with a contemporary Cinderella theme, it got my attention. Here’s what they said: “Follow the road to the E
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Rhonda
Feb 23, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Seattle Cinderella by Gail Sattler
5 STARS
This book has four different stories in it. I really liked the first story. I am going to write a review of each story as I read it.
Cindy and the Prince
Cindy lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters. Cindy owns half the house and half of the business. Her two stepsisters work in the office and her stepmother owns the other half. Cindy can't afford to live anywhere else and her stepmother is contesting the will.
Luke Princeton owns a business across
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Abbie
Jan 31, 2012 Abbie rated it really liked it
Another fun book in the romancing America series. This book follows Cindy and her step sisters Annie and Zella. The final story is about Farrah who is Cindy’s godmother. Cindy deals with a stepmom who does not like her and trying to keep her fathers muffler shop going. Annie deals with someone trying to make her look bad and Zella who is trying to avoid her mother setting her up so she joins a book club. Farrah has just turned 50 and catches the eye of a younger man. Will these ladies find true ...more
Robin
Apr 18, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
Seattle Cinderella

Gail Sattler

Book Description: A modern Cinderella and her cohorts are enchanted by love in Seattle. Cindy is forced into running her late father’s muffler shop and employing horrid step-sisters, Annie and Zella. Can she garner the emotional energy needed to protect her heart against Luke’s princely charms? Annie Wilson’s past misdeeds have tarnished her reputation. Can she prove to herself and Brent that she’s a changed woman? Zella is busy writing her own life story. Will it i
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Bookworm1858
3.5/5
After seeing the title of this, how could I resist? Cinderella is my favorite fairy-tale and I actively seek out retellings plus I used to live in the Seattle area. What I didn't realize is that this was a collection of four intertwined stories, beginning with Cindy, the retelling of Cinderella, and giving love stories to her two stepsisters and to her godmother. I'm going to talk about each briefly.

Cindy and the Prince: This is the story inspiring the title. Cindy runs her father's mechani
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Jennifer Whitehead
Mar 16, 2012 Jennifer Whitehead rated it liked it
What a fun concept! This is an entertaining four-story tale that weaves three "stepsisters" and a "fairy godmother" together in a delightful little piece of literary fun.

Cindy and the Prince - This story begins with "Cindy" as the garage mechanic who is trying to keep her father's old business running. She is actively pursued by the owner of the local rental car agency "Prince Rentals," but unwillingly falls head-over-heels in a whirlwind romance. Delightful and punny - I enjoyed all the paralle
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IrenesBookReviews
Feb 24, 2012 IrenesBookReviews rated it it was amazing
Seattle Cinderella is written by Gail Sattler and published by Barbour Books.

This book has four separate love stories and they all take place in Seattle, Washington. The characters are all family or acquaintances so the stories flow well together. Although the stories are short the romances are believable and enjoyable.

In the first story, Cindy is running the family muffler shop and does not see the need for a man in her life. But can she resist Luke much longer? In the next story Annie must p
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Ellen
Feb 20, 2016 Ellen rated it liked it
I've had this book on my to-read list for a long, long time. I wish I'd realized before I started reading it that it was a compilation of novellas. The problem with novellas is that they're just too short. Poorly written novellas aren't worth reading, and the well written ones just tease. Seattle Cinderella is well written. The characters are so likable that they could easily have merited books of their own and I really wish they had. In each of the four stories, I was just getting into the plot ...more
Ana
Mar 10, 2014 Ana rated it liked it
The only reason I read this book was because it was given to me a while back, and I currently don't have anything else to read. Plus, spring break. Mucho tiempo.

So, there's four short stories in this book. It's based on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The stories revolve around four main characters - Cindy (Cinderella), Annie (Anastasia), Zella (Drizella), and Farrah (the fairy god mother).

I didn't enjoy the book, but I didn't hate it. It was just neutral. I felt that the stories were super
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Jennah
Apr 24, 2014 Jennah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading each of the four stories, the third one was my favorite! Cinderella is my favorite fairy-tale and that is what drew me to this book. It was neat to see how the author intertwined the characters with Cindy being Cinderella, Annie being the first step-sister, Zella being the second step-sister, and Farrah being the godmother. I do not think this book should fall in the category of being Christian Fiction, because there was no talk about God. The second story is the only on ...more
Shash
Jul 15, 2015 Shash rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-challenges
I really enjoyed this collection of four stories with a Cinderella theme. The book is set in modern day Seattle. In the first story, Cindy finds her prince, Luke Princeton. The happily-ever-afters don't stop there. Her stepsisters, Annie and Zella, who now have a good relationship with Cindy, also get their happy endings. In the last story, Farrah, Cindy's godmother, also finds love. These stories had me smiling and I didn't want to stop reading. Each couple gets engaged and married very fast, a ...more
Denae Zvarick
Nov 19, 2012 Denae Zvarick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cinderella
This is a fun romance of four stories following the cinderella theme. The first stories is about cinderella, the second two about her stepsisters, and the third being about her godmother. Set in modern times, "Cinderella" owns an auto shop while the "prince" owns a used car rental across the street. The stories are good, short, and funny. I really enjoyed this book.
Toni Ana Carter
I really liked this book. It's a great collection of stories and of course I loved how the first story follows the story line of the classic Cinderella. I read this so fast because I just couldn't put it down. The first three stories were MUCH better than the last one but yes, I liked the entire book.
Kimberly
Mar 14, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I liked having four short stories that were related, but separate. I don't like being stressed when I read a book and this book was fun and relaxing, exactly what I was looking for.
Tash
Jan 26, 2012 Tash rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Booked Up . Stay tuned for the review to be posted on Booked Up's goodreads account and the Blog
Rebecca Mabis
Dec 19, 2012 Rebecca Mabis rated it it was ok
Cute stories but completely unrealistic. I can't believe every story ended in exactly the same way. Disappointing.
Beth Butler
Mar 15, 2015 Beth Butler rated it really liked it
Very predictable. Very happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and ending up smiling at the end of each novella.
Emmie
Mar 18, 2016 Emmie rated it liked it
Shelves: christian
A nice Christian romance
Linda
Mar 06, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Kind of cute, inspirational romance that does not "cram" religion down your throat.
Penny
Oct 15, 2013 Penny rated it really liked it
Wonderful short stories all superbly written. All excellent characters you will not soon forget.
Rita
Oct 26, 2015 Rita rated it liked it
Four cute, quick, happy reads. Not deep or thought provoking. Loved the church dates! :)
Megan
Aug 16, 2013 Megan rated it liked it
Sweet, very fast reads. Good for a little shot of romance on hyperdrive. Like the Seattle location since that's my backyard. Again, good clean love w a touch of God is always enjoyable.
Rebekah Tooley
Jan 02, 2016 Rebekah Tooley rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This book was good. The romance was clean.

I thought the last story was a little strange, seeing how she was 12 years younger than him. But she did look very young for her age.
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Gail Sattler is the author of numerous novels, novellas, gift books, cookbooks and devotions. She is a longstanding member of East Ridge Community Fellowship, a Mennonite Brethren church. She lives and writes in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Gail is a wife, mother, writer, and musician, and the order of those things will depend on what day it is. She leads a busy life, with music affiliations in a jazz
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