Saturday, April 14, 2018

REVIEW: Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella by Sarah Price

Book Blurb: In Sarah Price’s heartwarming Amish version of this best-loved fairytale, a hardworking, overlooked young woman is rewarded in unexpected ways . . .

“Be kind and have faith.” Ella Troyer strives to abide by her mother’s final words, although life in the small Amish town of Echo Creek isn’t always easy. Her new stepmother, Linda, treats her coldly, and her two stepsisters, Drusilla and Anna, delight in gossip and laziness. After her father’s death, Ella’s stepsisters are free to attend youth singings while Ella stays at home to manage the household chores, rarely seeing another soul. Until one day, while running an errand, she has a chance meeting with a young Amish man from a nearby town.

Drusilla and Anna are full of admiration for charming, affluent newcomer Johannes Wagler, and Linda hopes to ensnare him as a husband for one of her girls—while keeping Ella out of the way. As for Hannes, he longs to catch another glimpse of the mysterious young woman who can sing so sweetly and bake the most delicious pie he’s ever sampled. Now, with a little help from some unlikely sources, Ella dares to hope she might find her heart’s dearest wishes—for love, family, and a home of her own—coming true at last...

My Review: This is the second book of the Amish Fairytale series by Sarah price and I have to say that enjoyed just as much as Belle, the first book in the series if not more. We got see Ella's life and the sweet romance she got to have with a young Amish businessman while dealing with her awful step-mother and step-sisters. They are truly horrible people and they deserved what they got at the end of the book. We also got to hear a little bit more about Sadie Whitaker from the first book and I can't wait to read her story.

I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a good Amish romance. It is truly a great and fast read.

*I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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