Book Mail – Slipper by Hester Velmans

Time to mix up the TBR pile that’s saturated in thrillers (I’m not complaining!) with a retelling 🙂

Thanks to Van Horton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

SLIPPER – Hester Velmans (Releasing April 17th, 2018)

A new take on Cinderella!


Here’s the synopsis:

Her life is the inspiration for the world’s most famous story.

Lucinda, a penniless English orphan, is abused and exploited as a cinder-sweep by her aristocratic relatives. On receiving her sole inheritance—a pair of glass-beaded slippers—she runs away to France in pursuit of an officer on whom she has a big crush. She joins the baggage train of Louis XIV’s army, survives a terrible massacre, and eventually finds her way to Paris. There she befriends the man who will some day write the world’s most famous fairy tale, Charles Perrault, and tells him her life story.

There is more: a witch hunt, the sorry truth about daydreams, and some truly astonishing revelations, such as the historical facts behind the story of the Emperor’s new clothes, and a perfectly reasonable explanation for the compulsion some young women have to kiss frogs.

This is not the fairy tale you remember.


Do you like the retellings genre? I always have – it’s fun seeing a fresh take on the classic fairytales we know and love.



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