Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Meby: Julie Wright
Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?
A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.
When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.
When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he’s gone forever.
- A modern reimagining of the Cinderella fairy tale where the author delves into the question of what happens at midnight when the magic disappears. Is a fictional, online persona the only way to find success and love in the modern world? Or is there a place for authenticity with all its imperfections?
- Addresses the growing concern that social media has become so highly curated it is distorting reality and adversely affecting self-esteem.
- The author analyzes the role of the Fairy Godmother in today’s society, and the idea that there is wisdom in age and experience. This character switches roles from the stereotypical magical makeover character to a wise mentor who is willing to share her experiences with the younger generation.
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 320