Hello Friends! I’m here today with another release from one of my favorite authors (partly because she’s also a close friend ;-), Amanda Tero! The Secret Slipper is the second in a series of novellas that Amanda is writing, the first of which, Befriending the Beast, was released last year.
So what’s the book about? Well, I’ll tell ya….
“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?”
As with Befriending the Beast, The Secret Slipper is a fairy-tale retelling! I personally love fairy-tale retellings, and Cinderella stories are some of my favorites. This one was no exception! Following in the same style as the first one, instead of a handsome prince, the male MC is her father. I just love that! And I absolutely loved this book! Amanda did a great job developing the characters. I can’t give anything away, but she did an amazing job of slipping in an undercurrent of uncertainty with one particular character that turned out to be proven correct in the end even though I was still not expecting it to happen!
The plot development was also great! I never felt like there were any parts that dragged, but things transitioned smoothly throughout. I really like the way she switched up the chapters with the two points of view. You were able to follow each of the main characters and their stories, and I could hardly put it down when it got to the point where I could tell they were about to converge! Aahhh, I just loved it.
The spiritual journeys and lessons each of the characters learned were so good! I think one of my favorite things about Amanda’s stories is the way she weaves spiritual truth and lessons seamlessly into her work.
So in conclusion, I truly do think this is Amanda’s best book yet, and I’m giving it 5 stars! Can’t wait for upcoming stories!
Oh, and I forgot to mention just how much I love the cover! So beautiful!
So don’t hesitate! Head over to Amazon and grab your own copy!
Also be sure to stop at the other blogs that are taking part in the tour where you can find out about giveaways and enjoy some author interviews.
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
Kendra @ Knitted By God’s Plan (Spotlight) and O’Scarlett Reviews (Review) | Spotlight, Review
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
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
Crystal @ Crystal’s Adventures for Christ | Spotlight, Review, Interview
Alexa @ Verbosity Reviews | Spotlight
Faith @ Chosen Vessels | Review
Melissa @ Clothed with Scarlet | Review, Interview, Giveaway
Thanks so much for reading my ramblings! Y’all have a wonderful day, and be sure to make time to read some good books!