The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero {Book Review + Blog Tour}

Welcome all! I do believe this is my first blog tour post on this blog, so that's cause for celebration in itself, right? And if you need another reason... How about the release of Amanda Tero's latest fairytale retelling novella? :D 

About the Book
Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn't even know is searching for her?

My Review

4/4.5 stars 

What a sweet retelling story! <3 The characters were amazing and feel-able, the setting lovely, and the plot sucked me in. 

Lia was such a sweet dear and a character that made me just want to grab her and hug her. (And save her from Bioti!) 
Raoul was amazing too. His inner struggles and search for his daughter was just... <3 <3 I especially liked the relationship between Raoul and Jolin. Raoul was ready to run off into any situation, and Jolin was there to hold him back. I'm pretty sure Raoul would've ended up in trouble without Jolin around to keep him sane. ;) 
Dumphey and Noel were so sweet too, always looking out for Lia! <3 

The antagonist storyline was very well done. Bioti and her decisions never felt 'forced' or unrealistic. 
The medieval-fantasy setting! Don't even get me started. Ahh, the people and town names were all sooo pretty. <3 
Ordinarily speaking, I wouldn't have minded a closer connection to the original Cinderella story. But for this? It was perfect as it was. ^.^ 

If you enjoy fairytale retellings, particularly subtle ones with unique twists, then the Tales of Faith series is for you! 

**I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.** 

About the Author
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

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  1. Yay! I'm happy to have the honor of being your first blog tour author! :) :) Thanks for your lovely review and being a part of the tour!

    1. :) Thanks for the opportunity to advanced-read your lovely book!

  2. Great review, Faith! This book sounds like it might be good, although I'm not really too fond of fairytales or fairytale retellings. ;)

    1. Thank you! :) It was really sweet! Hehe, well, in this one at least, the retelling was very subtle. If I hadn't been looking for it, I'm not sure if I would've picked up on it at all. ;)


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