Cinderella Dress (Non-Spoiler Review)

Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton

Published by  Amaretto Press on June 19, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, historical fiction

Pages: 318

Format: paperback

Source: personally bought

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


An unexpected inheritance… Kate Allen is about to find out her family has a unique relationship with a fairy tale. On the home front in 1944, Kate wants to do her part for the war effort. She’d prefer filling in for the window dressers at the New York department store where she works, but her mother insists on sending her to audition for roles she never gets. When relatives arrive from war-torn Poland with a mysterious steamer trunk and an even more mysterious story, her life is about to get complicated. Kate’s aunt, who is suffering from dementia, tries to convince Kate she is next in line to be the keeper of the wardrobe for Cinderella’s family–the real Cinderella. If the family secret is true, this might be the most important role Kate has ever auditioned for. Will she get to the truth before it’s forgotten? The debut novel from Shonna Slayton, Cinderella’s Dress, is a new addition to the great fairy-tale tradition of Cameron Dokey, Shannon Hale, and Melanie Dickerson.

My Thoughts:

This has been the first historical fiction read I read in awhile and I really enjoyed it. I found this book to the prefect mix between historical fiction and also some magic elements. I really loved the formate of this book but struggled to know how much time had pass in general. I also liked the cast dynamics and found it to a quick read. I also liked how this book showed a young girl life and it was compelling read. I really am excited to dive into the sequel!

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