Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;"ONCE UPON A TIME"andlt;BRandgt; IS TIMELESSandlt;BRandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny -- a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.
Cendrillon and her adopted brother, Raoul, left to be raised by servants, grow up in a quiet household until the day an elegant woman and her two daughters arrive announcing that she has married Cendrillon's father and will be taking over the household. Original.
A nameless baby is left in the care of servants following her mother's death and her father's desertion. The child's tendency to sleep in the fireplace earns her the name RLa CendrillonS in this retelling of the classic fairy tale. Original.
About the Author
Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Her other fairy tales include, andlt;iandgt;The Storytellerandrsquo;s Daughterandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Sunlight and Shadowandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Goldenandlt;/iandgt;. She has also written the #1 bestselling andlt;iandgt;How Not to Spend Your Senior Yearandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.