Title: Cinderella and the Colonel
Author: K.M. Shea
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Take Out the Trash
Scratching out a living in a land recovering from war and a hostile takeover, Cinderella—an orphaned, destitute duchess—is desperate to save her lands and servants in spite of the terrible taxes placed upon her by the Erlauf queen, even if it means she must don servants’ clothes and work like a commoner.
Her sacrifices aren’t enough, and when a mountain of debt is levied against her, she is given one season to produce the funds. Cinderella realizes it is only a matter of time before she loses everything she has struggled to protect, and it seems that all is lost until she is befriended by the debonair Colonel Friedrich—a member of the Erlauf military and a citizen of the oppressing country that rules her homeland.
From helping her break into the royal library to saving her from a rogue mage, Friedrich draws her closer and challenges her mindset of the queen and the war.
Cinderella knows Friedrich is not all he appears to be, but can she trust him with her country and her heart?
CINDERELLA AND THE COLONEL is fairy tale retelling of love, sacrifice, adventure, and magic. It is filled with humor, deception, and clean romance, and it belongs to the top selling series, TIMELESS FAIRY TALES. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone books.
GUYS. This was a WOW of a book.
Cinderella and the Colonel is a historical fantasy retelling about a girl named Cinderella who is a duchess. Her kingdom was invaded by the Erlauf and obviously, she hates all those who are Erlauf. She must work for a living to pay all the outrageous taxes the new queen throws at her. Cinderella couldn’t be Cinderella without the evil stepmother and sisters, but in this book, they aren’t that bad. Cinderella meets a colonel who courts her and of course he likes her she doesn’t like him and the story progresses from there. Thankfully there is magic and fairy godmothers. I haven’t been seeing them lately in the contemporary Cinderella retellings I read, so (hands together, thank God)😂😂😂
I loved this book. It was hilarious and fun. I spent a lot of time thinking about how practical and modest Cinderella was. She was so perfect and I loved her. Cinderella was always so persistent, kind and completely beautiful in so many ways. She was smart, witty, fiery when it was necessary, and I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of her personality.
Fred. Can I like conjure him out of the book? He is by far one of my favorite characters I have read about. I loved his understanding, open personality. It was great that he was hot too. When I learned that he was a prince, I just sat back and stared at the words. And then I continued reading. I mean, I wasn’t too surprised, but I thought that he was some poor, powerless wench before the war, not a prince. Like WOWOOWOWWOWOWOW. I really liked that he was a prince. Cinderella and Fred totally deserve each other.
Honestly, I loved reading this book. It was light and funny and so many other things that I can’t remember the word, but I really loved it.
You know, I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of retellings this year. Maybe next year I’ll go on a fantasy addiction.