4 out of 5 Stars
If it doesn’t, make it.
Second, I’ve been told to tell you my story. Not my life story, so forget about learning of my childhood. Just the story of the glass slipper and my engagement to the prince—the whole story. I don’t want to do this twice; let’s get it right the first time, shall we? There are only a few hours left until the wedding ceremony, so sit down, get comfortable, and let’s get this over with—that way you can leave, which will be great for both of us.
Because the third, final, and perhaps most important thing for you to understand is this: I don’t like you.”
Secondly, she is LITERALLY not Cinderella! Laure is out to take Cinderella’s place as the wearer of the glass slipper, but she is definitely a different girl!
“Most people aren’t good. Maybe they’re not bad, but they’re not good, either. They’re just people—stupid, selfish, thoughtless people, going about their equally stupid lives. And if you put them in a position where they have to prove whether they’re good or not, nine times out of ten you’re going to be disappointed.”
“Stupid?” Luc said. “Laure, they don’t complain because they’re too busy doing something about their problems.”
The politics of the story were an unexpected addition and lent to the depth of the story. A people struggling to bring their lives and their land back to what it was before a war that shouldn’t have occurred, and the lengths that need to be traversed to get there.
There are many great morals and messages within this story about judging others. People may not be what you expect, or “Never Judge a Book by Its Cover”… I do that all the time, so I guess that is somethings I still haven’t learned! 😉
A wonderful story, and a breath of fresh air as the somewhat vapid, rodent commanding, singing Cinderella character’s place is taken by this hard headed, street savvy, angry, lonely girl.
There are so many facets to her and so much growth in her character as she begins to realize that things in her life can change. That maybe, just maybe, she can be the person that Luc thinks she can be.
If you’d like to pick up a copy of your very own follow the link below, you won’t regret it!!
And if you’d like to check out more about this wonderful Author, Chauncey Rogers, more of his writing “Home to Roost” or “Cleaving Souls”, or more about this particular book:
Happily is Best Served With
A Justice Cocktail
“Listen: justice is just a dream. There isn’t any real justice in this world, so stop chasing it around. The sooner you swallow that, the happier you’ll be.”
This quote really stuck with me, and I knew that I wanted a drink to focus on it! So…. I made this one up! Lol! Justice can be hard to swallow sometimes.. But, justice can also be sweet! So, this drink is a little strong, a little sweet. It’s also just a dream…. hence the glitter! I also wanted it to be like a glittery glass slipper! Hope you all enjoy!
- 2oz Goldschlager
- 2oz apple vodka (I used Absolut Orient Apple, which was SO GOOD!)
- 1oz Vodka
- A pinch of *white sanding sugar sprinkles
- Fill shaker with ice
- Add alcohol
- Shake until chilled (about 20 secs)
- Pour into martini glass
- Add a pinch of the sprinkles
*The white sanding sugar are course sugar sprinkles that don’t dissolve easily, so they won’t make your drink too sweet. Here is a picture of them!