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The Murano Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Retelling

(Glass and Roses #2)

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Three masked balls, three chances for a Venetian Cinderella to find her prince. And then she'll lose him forever...

Chiara has always dreamed of finding love. With her family on the brink of financial ruin, though, it's money she really needs. What she gets is Leandra, a seasoned con artist who makes an unconventional fairy godmother. Leandra has a plan, and Chiara's just d
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Published February 2018 (first published November 3rd 2017)
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Victoria Leybourne It's a standalone, so you can read it without having read The Rose and the Mask. It features some of the same characters, and chronologically takes pl…moreIt's a standalone, so you can read it without having read The Rose and the Mask. It features some of the same characters, and chronologically takes place after TRatM, but it's a complete story with its own main characters. I hope that makes sense!(less)
Victoria Leybourne There's nothing planned at the moment, no. I wouldn't totally rule it out for the future - they were a lot of fun to write! But I'm working on other p…moreThere's nothing planned at the moment, no. I wouldn't totally rule it out for the future - they were a lot of fun to write! But I'm working on other projects for now. My next release will be a contemporary royal romance.

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mith
I absolutely adored this book. Just like it's companion book, The Rose and the Mask, The Murano Glass Slipper is wholly unique in its execution of a well known and well loved fairytale. With the backdrop of Venice, during the Carnevale, of all things, this followup was both fun and magical and utterly adorable. It was hard not to like Chiara as the main protagonist. She was sweet and determined throughout and she was just wonderful! Domenico was an absolute gentleman and his interactions with Ch ...more
Lara Mi


“The human heart, as it turned out, did not respond well to logic.”

Chiara struggles to keep her family's ever-declining household in order; her stepmother and stepsisters live far beyond their means and won't heed Chiara's warnings. Discharging all the staff and taking on all their chores herself simply isn't enough - desperate for money, she finds herself drawn into a con during the convenient time of carnival. Domenico appears to be just the right target for the fraud, yet every carnival ba
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Sydney (booksofkings)
absolutely delightful r2c
Tushmit
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy fairytale (esp Cinderella) retellings, YA romances, historical romances
To be honest, I was skeptical about this book. I was not a fan of Chiara from the little preview we had of her in The Rose and the Mask, I thought it was going to be a story that matched up an unlikely pair of a painfully naive and innocent girl with a rogue, and Cinderella retellings have been done to death. How can you possibly make it fresh?

Of all the things that surprised me about the books, what surprised me most was that it was a fresh retelling of Cinderella. Actually, digging deeper, I'd
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Maria Drago
I enjoyed this, but it was nothing special.
First of all, I didn't like this book as much as the first one (The Rose and the Mask), but I had some laughs. Second of all, the romance sort of falls flat and feels like it isn't enough, and there isn't anything that makes you cling on to the story. I've never been much of a fan of Cinderella retellings, and this one has not changed my mind. Also, I feel close to absolutely zero of the characters.
Karen
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good! I loved this first one and may have even loved this one more. Very hard to put down. I think I hid my book hangover well enough...
Victoria Zigler
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a well-written book, where the main elements of the story of Cinderella are woven in to a unique and beautiful tale.
Sophie
I'd have liked more time with Ernesto! Easy happy read.
Angela Sandford
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable!
Katie
* Received a free copy from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review *

I think it is necessary to read the previous book because those characters do appear in this one and it is helpful to know their backstory. This one is also set in Venice and focuses on Faustina's friend Chiara who we have briefly met before. The story is magical, romantic, and keeps you guessing although everyone knows there is HEA.
Kai
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019, fairy-tale
I usually love fairy tale retellings, however I really struggled with this story. It has all the Cinderella bits - stepmother, stepsisters, working like a servant, fairy godmother, a masked ball, leaving the balls at midnight / too early and glass slippers. It didn't follow the traditional Cinderella story which was refreshing, involving more lies and scams instead, making it a bit more realistic. The problem I had was that I did not connect with the characters and the romance fell a bit flat. I ...more
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