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Publisher's Note:

Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with? A modern, reimagined Cinderella story. When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud. When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and…

Overall Book Review:

Julie Wright is back with another delightful romance! Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me is based on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, but manages to be imaginative, smart, and wildly entertaining. This modern-day love story follows Lettie, a struggling writer with commitment issues, and Anders, a hard-working Swede with a keen sense of family duty. Scenes between the two produce great chemistry and readers will enjoy seeing the couple navigate their relationship through a myriad of challenges. Glass Slippers is unique in that Wright takes a look at what role social media plays in her characters’ careers, family life and relationships. Discussion questions at the back of the book make the story a perfect book club read. As the days grow colder, Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me is the perfect Proper Romance to cozy up with! 

Review of an Advance Reading Copy

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  A character recalls receiving death threats about killing off her fictional character; a joke about taking care of someone by using a shovel and going to the woods; joking about killing a character’s mom out of frustration; sarcastic comment about taking one’s own life, an analogy is made involving domestic abuse; a joke is made about Hansel and Gretel and children being put into ovens.

Sex/Nudity:  Several incidents of kissing; a few sexual references regarding a joke about pregnancy and mention of teenage pregnancy statistics; a joke about a ‘male escort’.

Mature Subject Matter:

Death of family member, divorce, stepfamilies, a character’s job in the medical profession involves death and dying, secondhand retelling of racist comments, incarceration. 

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Mention of someone ‘downing drinks’; a drunk man is mentioned.

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About the Reviewer

My mother was the one who sparked my love of books. Long before school instruction, she sat me down and taught me to read. My childhood was filled with trips to the library and bookmobile to find great books. My first loves were The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lingren. Now as a mom and speech pathologist, I am constantly looking for good, clean books to use at home and in therapy. I enjoy reading many different genres, but my favorites are usually historical fiction. I married my best friend, the “boy next door”, and we have a beautiful little girl who we often find sprawled out on the floor, flipping through picture books. Together our family likes to swim, run and play tennis. Besides reading, I also love to bake, garden and travel.