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(Faerie Tale Collection #4)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,074 ratings  ·  199 reviews
A girl with a secret and a prince on a mission

When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin’s outrider, he decides to take matters into his own hands and figure out why Ella hasn’t been seen at court. And more importantly why the daughter of one of the wealthiest fam
Nook, 250 pages
Published February 18th 2013 by StoneHouse Ink (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was going through the stories in Wattpad when I found this. It was perfect! Well, perfect enough to fill my need of cute lovey-dovey romance stuff. Yes it was a bit cliché, cheesy and not the best out there, but for me, nonetheless, it was nice to find something so simple and short yet creative and did not once made me want to stop reading it. Which is something you rarely find in Wattpad. I say good job to the author and I hope it gets more reads!
Erika ♥OwlwaysReading♥
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Re-read 2019

An enchanting Cinderella retelling.
Kendra Ardnek
Another Cinderella

Not the best Cinderella retelling I've ever read, though certainly not not the worst. There was more kissing than I like, but I enjoyed the main plot.
Melissa T
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I think if Gilbert Blythe were reviewing it, he'd tell the author to take out all the "highfaluting mumbo jumbo." I couldn't take it. ...more
Amanda Mantonya
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very sweet retelling

Focus was most on Ella’s understanding of her self worth and how that changed along with the Classic story of Cinderella. I imagine this would be a great book to give to an adolescent
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sooo cute. I just love Jenni James's books. You never have to worry what you are going to find. They are clean, they are romantic. I would give them to my niece as well as my mom. Just great.

The only negative critisism I could could come up with was sometimes it seems like they fall in instant love, but it doesn't matter, still brilliant. Well done Jenni!
Friendship becomes romance.

Eleanoria Woodston mostly tries not to think about how her life has changed since her beloved father died. Her stepmother, Lady Dashlund, rules the home with an iron hand, with Ella receiving the brunt of it. She now lives in the attic, instead of her own bedroom, and she does all the chores. Her stepsisters get to wear all the finery and are the recipients of Ella's hard work. Even her beloved horse, Sunshine, was sold to help pay the debts.

Prince Anthony has been rop
Jessica Plowman
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a cute version of Cinderella. I loved how the relationship of the prince and Ella was developed. However I thought the dynamic of the step mother should have been Developed better. I just didn't hate her much and she just wasn't a huge character. But cute story. ...more
Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
There’s one word for this book and series : sweet.

I immensely enjoyed this sweet romance and highly recommend this simple, sophisticated retelling of the Cinderella story. Five stars ⭐️
Linda Bakker-Zwakhals
A very short, very simple and very sweet version of Cinderella.
Jul 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Wow! I love this retelling of Cinderella better than any other. (Except for Cinder (Cinder #1) by Marissa Meyer) (Read that book if you don't know what I'm talking about). Cinderella (and Cinder) are absolutely delightful. Cinderella is recommended to readers who are at least eleven years old.

The plot isn't twisty or anything, but everything is pretty well written and fitted together. Every word flows and nothing is too wrong or anything. I like the conflict of the story, but it isn't too big of
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"Ella picked up the last basket of clothing, her arms strained from attempting to carry the heavy, wet mass the twelve or so feet to the drying line."

This is a very non-magical fairytale retelling of Cinderella. All the aspects that made the original story wonderful for me are missing here. There is no fairy godmother, no magical transformation, no running away at midnight and leaving behind a glass slipper, and no sense of awe or wonder at the discovery of the identity of the myst

May 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
I see a lot of people have really enjoyed this book, but I did not find it very well written at all. A new character arrives 2/3 of the way through, just to provide the answer to all Ella's problems. There is no explanation as to why he waited this long to give her the answers he had, and we never hear from him again. And Ella and the Prince kiss each other a whole lot and then still apparently aren't sure of their feelings for each other!? One of the step sisters all of a sudden becomes nice, a ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
For me reading this book was like eating an overly sweet dessert- it just didn't have any substance to it. I could see the author was trying to update the story some and change up the romance but for me there just wasn't enough plot. It was far too much focus on the romantic part of the story for me. If you're a fan of sappy, sweet romances, then this one is for you! ...more
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you want a book of cliches and corny romance lines, this is perfect for you. If you don't, I might suggest looking for a different book. ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fairy-tales, romance
I found this to be a very simple retelling of the fairy tale. All in all, I enjoyed it, though I found it to be. . .underdeveloped. The editing was rough and in several places caused reading to cease and backtracking to occur to figure out what had just been read.

Very little actually *happened*, the villian/s were barely present, and when things started coming to a head. . .nothing actually happened. They did not truly *do* anything.

I did appreciate that Ella and the prince knew each other befo
Leia Rose
I like the notion of Cinderella and her prince meeting each other prior to the ball so there's no "fell in love after one night of dancing" thing. But having them meet in advance is rendered completely pointless (in terms of romance) if they fall in love immediately!!

Ella and John used to race each other as children. It's not made clear where these races all of the kids had were held or how this was "a thing" for what I assume is middle class children(they have to be rich enough to own horses bu
Oct 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Iamshee Reads
Finished reading this last April.. Kinda bored with QUARANTINE and all so I decided to pick this book and read...

I am fan of Cinderella stories, may it be a book or movie version, I read and watch it. This book is a re-tell of a fairytale by Jenni James. I find it nice but there is something missing on the book because I feel the story was being rushed. I don't know but it feels like it.

The love story between Eleanora and Prince Anthony is good, however, I think the writer forgot the stepmother,
Simone S.
The Daddy Issues in this book were too real.... Got me in the feels big time! But it was a cute read, and I enjoyed it.

Although this doesn't seem like a very different retelling... There was no Fairy-Godmother, and no 'When the clock strikes 12...' business.

There are so many different re-tellings of this story. The one where she goes to the ball wearing her step-sister's stuff, and they shred the clothes off her and scratch her face bloody....
And the other version where she loses the slipper an
May 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, fairy-tales
This was a sweet retelling of Cinder-Ella.
I liked the history between Ella & Anthony. That was a nice twist. Them knowing each other when Ella's father was still alive and racing horses together.
I liked that they were there for each other and how the truth about her inheritance was revealed. It was different.
And although I was hoping for no glass slippers, they were actually crystal slippers! Okay, caught me on a technicality.
I was happy to see one of Ella's stepsisters tell the truth about the
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute story and a fun retelling of Cinderella. Okay so at first I didn't love Anthony. I thought he was a bit arrogant and seemed like he was just talking with Ella to help her so he could feel good about himself. Some who read this may wonder where I got that idea but that is how I felt at first. I loved Ella. Some of the supporting characters were great too. But Anthony redeemed himself and I thought their relationship was so cute. I loved that they had met before and it wasn't just ...more
Naisha Khatani
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a cute retelling of Cinderella, for lack of a better word. I'm actually not too fond of the original because it shows a helpless girl that falls in love with a prince that doesn't even know her name. I loved how Ella and Anthony's feelings towards each other developed over time rather than in one night. I feel as though the stepmother's character could have been developed a little more and could have been more involved in the story. Over all, very enjoyable. ...more
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful twist to the original fairytale

I loved this sweet romance based on the fairytale Cinderella.
Ella is such a wonderful, sweet girl. Although treated horribly after her father’s passing away it does not make her bitter or vengeful. Price Anthony is any girls dream.

I loved the relationship that developed between Ella and Anthony as they grew to love each other. Would recommend for any age.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fabulous Retelling

I really enjoyed this version of the Cinderella story! With so many out there i didn't expect it. I love that it did not include any ridiculousness of magic. It was more realistic, but still had the magic storyline. I loved it!
Julie Herlache
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ella Enchants as does Prince Anthony

I really enjoyed this version of Cinderella. Ella was believable in her responses to her stepmother. ‘John’s’ remembrance of his boyhood rival Ella brings depth to Prince Anthony’s character.
nina nazari
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

This book wasn't anything special and there wasn't too much of a retelling but I guess I liked that the relationship was somewhat developed instead of being love at first sight? Anyway, I was drowning in nostalgia and it was a pretty quick read.
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
out of this series, so far I like this one the best.
Keyanna Blackport
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i love this version of cinderella seconed time reading it and still love it
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