Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Book: Cinderella's Dress

Due to be released on June 3, you can preorder a copy of Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton on Amazon. The description sounds intriguing:

"Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dress is even tougher.
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dress, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve."

To make it even more interesting, according to Slayton's website, this book began as a project for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which I believe several writers and readers around the fairy tale blogosphere participate in.

I'm a sucker for anything that entertains the possibility that fairy tales are rooted in historical fact, and for anything fashion related. This sounds like a refreshing new take on the well-known, and often reimagined, Cinderella tale.


  1. What's even more interesting is that this author knows about us. She commented on the blog chain:

    1. Haha-good catch-that's actually how I found out about this book!

    2. *big grin* I like the idea too. I can imagine the book trailer actually... *waggles eyebrows*

  2. Ooh!! This does sound interesting!