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ePub Ù mobi The Stepsisters Tale ñ 9780373211210 ì randarenewables Û What really happened after the clock struck midnightJane Montjoy is tired of being a lady She's tired of pretending to live up to the standards of her mother's noble family especially now that the family's wealth is gone and G but debts and a bereaved daughter behind it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fateFrom the handsome prince to the evil stepsister nothing is uite as it seems in Tracy Barrett's stunning retelling of the classic Cinderella tal Tracy Barrett's engaging new Young Adult novel The Stepsister's Tale is an imaginative and immensely entertaining retelling of the classic Cinderella story The setting is the Montjoy family farm and the formerly grand old home now crumbling around the two sisters who live there with their mother Made destitute by the debt ridden father who abandoned them Jane and Maude struggle daily to find food and survive the harsh winter often sharing only an egg or two a day and huddling together for warmth And then Mama goes to town and returns with a wealthy new husband—and his spoiled beautiful young daughter Isabella shortened uickly to Ella Mama's delusions of now having a better life for herself and her two daughters come to a crashing halt when her new husband dies—penniless after all—leaving her Jane and Maude facing poverty along with the bereaved and bitter Ella who whiles away the time sitting by the meager fire stirring the ashes with her fingersUnder these circumstances how could anyone live happily ever afterBarrett expertly gives readers a sweet romance a ball a prince and glass slippers in an evocative story illuminating various kinds of love pride the stubborn will to survive under the most challenging circumstances and the true nature of friendship An elegant and evocative epilogue brings the tale to a satisfying close

The Stepsisters TaleG but debts and a bereaved daughter behind it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fateFrom the handsome prince to the evil stepsister nothing is uite as it seems in Tracy Barrett's stunning retelling of the classic Cinderella tal Tracy Barrett's engaging new Young Adult novel The Stepsister's Tale is an imaginative and immensely entertaining retelling of the classic Cinderella story The setting is the Montjoy family farm and the formerly grand old home now crumbling around the two sisters who live there with their mother Made destitute by the debt ridden father who abandoned them Jane and Maude struggle daily to find food and survive the harsh winter often sharing only an egg or two a day and huddling together for warmth And then Mama goes to town and returns with a wealthy new husband—and his spoiled beautiful young daughter Isabella shortened uickly to Ella Mama's delusions of now having a better life for herself and her two daughters come to a crashing halt when her new husband dies—penniless after all—leaving her Jane and Maude facing poverty along with the bereaved and bitter Ella who whiles away the time sitting by the meager fire stirring the ashes with her fingersUnder these circumstances how could anyone live happily ever afterBarrett expertly gives readers a sweet romance a ball a prince and glass slippers in an evocative story illuminating various kinds of love pride the stubborn will to survive under the most challenging circumstances and the true nature of friendship An elegant and evocative epilogue brings the tale to a satisfying close

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The Stepsisters Tale Î Her little sister each day Jane's burden only gets worse after her mother returns from a trip to town with a new stepfather and stepsister in tow Despite the family's struggle to prepare for the long winter ahead Jane's stepfather remains determined to give his beautiful but spoiled child her every desire When her stepfather suddenly dies leaving nothin 25 stars Thank you First Reads for the opportunity to read this bookI love fairytale retellings especially when they look at the original story a little differently This is Cinderella from the perspective of the ugly stepsister called Jane in this telling Only it's not the same story at all Jane lives with her mother and sister Maude in their family's manor house But the once stunning estate has fallen into extreme disrepair They have no servants and must do all the work to survive themselves although their mother pretends not to notice the realities of their situation They live in a few rooms on the first floor as the staircase to the second level has begun to rot away and their clothing is old and freuently mended Then Jane's mother gets remarried to an old family friend with the hopes of increasing the family's wealth Only that doesn't work out how she planned either The man soon dies leaving her with no money and a spoiled stepdaughter who is used to fine things It is Jane who works hard to hold the family together and this is her story than any others Although it is mostly a story about family and finding your own place in the world when you feel like you no longer fit where you're supposed to be How does a once fine family fit into the world around them Are they really better than the friendly laborers who live in the woods especially when no one in their own class will acknowledge them any Appearances can be deceiving and facing reality can be tough but also rewarding I like that message especially watching Jane struggle through the pull between what her mother wants of her what she needs to do to survive and what she wants of her own life Unfortunately nothing much happens in this book The characters nearly starve a few times But most of the plot elements are centered around fracturing the original fairytale in scattered details I liked the idea of finding out the real story behind the one we all know but this book was painfully slow in places and just did not hold my interest It does have a romance as a smaller side plot but that failed to draw me to this book either There is nothing I greatly disliked about this book except for the cover there was just nothing that I loved either Love Triangle Factor NoneCliffhanger Scale standalone eBook É The Stepsisters Tale ë Tracy Barrett

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Tracy Barrett ë The Stepsisters Tale text What really happened after the clock struck midnightJane Montjoy is tired of being a lady She's tired of pretending to live up to the standards of her mother's noble family especially now that the family's wealth is gone and their stately mansion has fallen to ruin It's hard enough that she must tend to the animals and find a way to feed her mother and DNF at 75% It is inoffensive but it is so fucking dullI've been at 75% for monthsSomething exciting could happen in the next 25% I don't careIt would take me roughly 20 minutes to finish the book it's not much time at all I don't careYou know why I don't want to This book is really really freaking boringIt takes the myth of Cinderella and make it so that Cinderella is a spoiled whiny but really really pretty little bitchHere's how the plot goesThe stepsisters are really poor They have a mother who is determined above all else to maintain their image including stick her head in the sand and pretend that they're still nobility while her two daughters starve and shiver and shake in their boots and ragsThey're really poor They're really hungryBOOM Mommy all of a sudden marries a rich man It doesn't really matter because they're still really poor and they still don't have anything to eat how the fuckCinderella is a bitch She cries she screams she does everything to manipulate poor old blind daddyThey're really poor They're really hungryCinderella's daddy dies Well what's there of the money is goneThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThere are some people living in the woods who helps them out sometimes A sad attempt is made at launching a romance between one of the poor boys and the not so evil stepsisterThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryA prince in disguise comes byThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryA ball invitation is sent outThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryThey're really poor They're really hungryDid I mention that they're really poor and they're really hungry