A favorite of mine was Cinderella. I loved reading about a kind-hearted heroine dancing the night away with a handsome hero. And who could refuse a magical transformation? I’m convinced the fairy godmother planted seeds for our thrill of the modern day makeover.
But, I had a few problems with the story. Like why did the funky Grand Duke hunt down Cinderella? Shouldn’t the prince search for his true love?
His lack of ardor bugged me.
And you know what else? The prince held zero appeal — we’re talking flat as a pancake personality. His role was pretty much “dance and decide” the woman he’d marry.
He made his grand announcement and retreated to his room. To wait.
His Royal Highness’s charm took a nosedive, and there I was…a jaded nine year old girl.
Years later, when The Lady Meets Her Match formed, the Cinderella tale fit. I pictured Claire, the housekeeper from Meet the Earl at Midnight, sneaking into an elegant ball in a pale blue and silver gown. Just like Cinderella. This time things were different.
- Her prince was a rough around the edges commoner dubbed the “King of Commerce”
- Her shoe — well that’s a secret — but I’ll give you a hint: it’s not glass
- Her life doesn’t need “saving” because she’s got plans of her own…and *gasp* she likes her regular clothes
Don’t tell that last part to Claire’s fairy godmother. She’s a saucy French woman who dispenses eye-popping advice.
Life’s full of surprises. So is this retelling of Cinderella.
Why not take a look at chapter one on Amazon and see for yourself?
Happy reading! ~Gina
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