Author: Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
Genres: YA Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Will Hawkins is a simple stable boy who works in the prince’s stables. When he becomes reacquainted with his reserved yet resilient childhood friend, Ella, Will falls deeply in love with her.
Ella lives a hard life. Both of her parents have died and she works as a servant in her own home, being abused and neglected by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Will is about to propose to Ella, hoping to rescue her from her harsh life, when Prince Kenton announces a ball in which he will choose his wife from among his subjects. With the prince as competition, along with the wealth, security, and comfort he could offer Ella, Will recognizes that he could never give Ella the life that the prince could. Selflessly, and with Ella’s best interest at heart, Will makes the decision to let Ella go and let her choose her own path.
Ella’s Will is a realistic, historical retelling of the Cinderella story, but it is told from an outside perspective. What would it be like to watch Cinderella suffer? What kind of person was she? What kind of person was the prince? What if someone else loved Cinderella before the ball? Ella’s Will examines the selfless and patient nature of true love and brings the fairy tale into the real world. There are no fairy godmothers, no helpful mice. The characters must struggle to solve their own problems, often stumbling along the way. And as they do so, they become stronger, wiser, and filled with a greater capacity to love and forgive.
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