Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee

Will Hawkins is just a mere stable boy. How can he ever think to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.

Okay, so this is actually the same story as found in "Ella" but told from a different perspective.  Instead of Ella's point of view, this book comes from Will.  I haven't read the first book but I don't think it's necessary to read the first book in order to understand this one.  I will say that now I feel almost compelled to read the first book because I know Ella has a point of view and I long to know it.  

What is not to love about Will?  He is so devoted to Ella and determined to make her life easier however he can but he knows Ella has to battle through her unfortunate circumstances.  Will knows he cannot save her, but his little acts of kindness do seem to save Ella and keep her spirit from shrinking away and dying.  It is a tender and sweet love story.  Heartbreaking.  

Sometimes I felt like things got a bit drawn out and as a reader I was wrapped up in Will's circular thoughts for too long but overall this was an emotional, character driven story.  Where old fairy tales are recreated so often, I appreciated the unique perspective from Will's point of view and also the simple twist that changed this story up a bit.

Content:  clean, some references to abuse 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.

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