uh…so I HAD THIS BLOGPOST WRITTEN FOR *WEEKS* AND SOMEHOW IT GOT DELETED. MY WORD.
Anyhow, I’m here today with a super exciting post! This post is part of the blog tour for Amanda‘s newly released book, The Secret Slipper!
In this post, y’all are gonna get a book spotlight, my review of the ARC, and a giveaway at the end! Amanda put together an extremely comprehensive blog tour, so this post may get a bit lengthy…hold tight! There’s a giveaway at the end. 🙂
About the Book-
Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?
Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?
As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?
About the Author-
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
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I don’t really consider myself a fantasy lover. As in, if having to choose between fantasy and historical, I’d pick historical, nearly every time. However, I was excited to read Amanda’s The Secret Slipper because they’re fairytale retellings that don’t seem like retellings.
The Secret Slipper IS a Cinderella retelling, but it’s not one of those where, halfway through the first page, you go “oh…not this again.” Instead, it’s one of those where, two chapters from the end, you suddenly go, “Oh! This is a Cinderella-based story!” So for that, I was grateful, because fairy tale retellings often become very similar.
I also really liked how, while the Cinderella theme was woven throughout the story, not many of the actual Cinderella story aspects are woven in. For instance, there is no prince, no ball, no glass slipper, no evil stepmother, and the list goes on.
The Gospel was also clearly presented, both straightforwardly and allegorically. I also really liked that, because SO MUCH Christian fiction has about two mentions of God in all of 300 pages, and don’t live up to the “Christian fiction” name.
As for the story itself, I would have liked a bit more development of the characters throughout the novella. I understand that it was a novella, so I’m cutting it a bit of slack here, but there were SO MANY good characters in the story, and I would have LOVED some more character development.
Aside from that, the story was so beautifully clean. There was no romance, much less anything other than that. And that was just SO refreshing.
And now for the part everyone is looking for…the giveaway!
U.S. Giveaway: Enter to win the set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”
International Giveaway: Enter to win the eBook set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”
May 25, 2017
Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Release Day, Giveaway
Leila @ Leila Tualla’s Bookshelf | Spotlight
Faith @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections | Review, Giveaway
Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls | Review, Interview
Emily @ Zerina Blossom’s Books | Interview
Alicia @ A Brighter Destiny | Review, Giveaway
Anika @ This Journey Called Life | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway
Katie @ His Princess Warrior | Review, Giveaway
Sarah @ The Destiny of One | Spotlight
Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Spotlight, Interview, Giveaway
Kate @ Once Upon an Ordinary | Review, Interview
Sarah @ Penumbra Reviews | Review
Dary @ Peculiar Miss Darcy | Character Interview
Julia @ My Joyful Journey with Jesus | Interview
Kenzi @ Honey Rock Hills | Review, Giveaway
Anita @ Christian Author: A.M. Heath | Review
Judith @ JudithWNicholson | Interview
Jesseca @ Whimsical Writings for His glory | Spotlight, Review
Raechel @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae | Spotlight, Review
Esther @ Purposeful Learning | Review, Interview, Giveaway
Kellyn @ Reveries Reviews | Review
Victoria @ Victoria Minks Blog | Spotlight, Review
Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook | Spotlight
Hanne @ RockandMinerals4Him | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway
Erica @ Roxbury Books Blog | Spotlight
Janell @ Views from the Window Friend | Review
Crystal @ Crystal’s Adventures for Christ | Spotlight, Review, Interview
Alexa @ Verbosity Reviews | Spotlight
Faith @ Chosen Vessels | Review
Melissa @ Clothed with Scarlet | Review, Interview, Giveaway