Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: Charlie Glass's Slippers: A Very Modern Fairy Tale by Holly McQueen

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2958 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (Aug. 5 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

In this delightful, clever spin on Cinderella, Charlie Glass—a heroine as loveable as Cannie Shapiro and Bridget Jones—inherits her father’s shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?

When Charlie’s beloved father, iconic shoe designer Elroy Glass, dies after a long illness, everyone expects that he’ll leave his business to his glamorous wife and eldest daughters. After all, they’ve been running the company for years. But Elroy surprises everyone from beyond the grave: at the will reading, it’s announced that his fashion empire has been left to Charlie, his youngest—and plumpest—daughter.

Before she can run the company, Charlie decides she needs to make a few changes in her life. After several weeks at a California boot camp, she returns to London a new woman: thinner, blonder, and ready to revitalize the Elroy Glass brand. But as she’ll soon discover, a good esthetician and a killer pair of stilettos can only go so far, and there’s more to reinvention—and running a fashion empire—than meets the eye.

Endlessly entertaining, surprising, and ultimately inspiring, Charlie Glass’s Slippers is a modern-day fairytale about finding your own magic and transforming yourself from within.

About the Author

Holly McQueen has wanted to be a writer ever since discovering that the nuns at her junior school would let her off maths homework if she wrote a story instead. After unexpected detours via law, magazine journalism, and even musical theatre, she began writing her first novel in 2006. Holly lives with her husband in London. She still avoids math.

My Review

Who doesn't love a good fairytale! Charlie Glass's Slippers by Holly McQueen is a very modern fairy tale complete with a very modern  Cinderella, Charlie Glass.

Charlie's father, Elroy Glass, who heads a shoe empire, leaves the company to Charlie in his will. Our Cinderella, the plump Charlie, is left to deal with a wicked and cruel but glamorous stepmother and older half sisters. I had a wicked stepmother so I can complete relate! And of course you need a Prince Charming for a Cinderella fairy tale. Or more than one!

Charlie has always been the chubby, ugly duckling sister. Her inheritance prompts her to head to a California boot camp to shed some pounds and have a makeover. But does being slim and attractive make your life perfect? The reader will enjoy following Charlie's transitions and realizations.

Is the story predictable...of course. But that doesn't matter. You'll enjoy the story! It would make a great movie!

Wonderful chick lit book! Great romance and great comedic tale.

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