The Enchanted Truth: A Modern-Day Fairytale for Grown-up Girls is a gift book. A short fable with a moral, it is perfect for that friend right after a break-up. Petrie’s voice is fun and makes the reader laugh aloud at a couple of places. I found myself disappointed that the story was not longer and more substantial because of Petrie’s light narrative style.
Although the narrative voice was entertaining, the moral is quite an old one that (hopefully) most young women have figured out before they leave high school. In fact, the lesson has been covered before in such works as the charming The Paper Bag Princess by Munsch. I admit that I had been expecting a twist or insight and it never came. So, don’t hold your breath for ground-breaking insights, but enjoy a quick read. (If your heart-broken friend still doesn’t get it after reading this book, you can always give her a thump on the head with the book…it is hardcover.)
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Greenleaf Book Group Press
Profanity/Language: 1 derogatory name
Sex/Nudity: Character sees a man nuzzling neck and stroking back of a woman; a man has wandering hands and is “interested in the curve of her bustline”.
Mature Subject Matter:
Male and femaile relationships
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A visit to a wine bar is mentioned.