In Sarah Prices 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 mothers final words, although life in the small Amish town of Echo Creek isnt always easy. Her new stepmother, Linda, treats her coldly, and her two stepsisters, Drusilla and Anna, delight in gossip and laziness. After her fathers death, Ellas 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 girlswhile 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 hes ever sampled. Now, with a little help from some unlikely sources, Ella dares to hope she might find her hearts dearest wishesfor love, family, and a home of her owncoming true at last . . ....
|Title||:||Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella (An Amish Fairytale #2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella (An Amish Fairytale #2) Reviews
When I read the last Amish retelling of a fairy tale by this author I knew I had to read all the books in the series. When Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella became available on Netgalley I immediately requested. I was able to read in two sessions and stayed up after midnight finishing this book. The author did an excellent job of converting the classic tale of Cinderella into an Amish novel. She did an excellent job of portraying the step-mother and step-sisters as abusive. The step-mother ...more
I really enjoyed this Amish tale of Cinderella. Ella having lost both parents is subjected to a lot. Her stepmother and stepsisters is are not nice at all. She is constantly responsible for everything , waiting on them hand and foot. Her mom had always told her to be kind and helpful. She does her best and it is not unnoticed the deacons wife has her eyes wide open. The store that her fathered owned went to her stepmother and she has run it into the ground financially. She brings in someone to t ...more
Sarah Price brings us another book that is an Amish retelling of fairy tales. The does a great job following the Cinderella fairy tale, however, I read it with mixed emotions.
I understand the Amish concept of forgiveness to others for their actions, however, I felt that Ella was too much of a “doormat” and perhaps should have been at least a little vocal towards her “wicked” stepmother and stepsisters’ abuse toward her. To me, she came across as “too holy (perfect)” of a person. I found myself ...more
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Another modern day Cinderella tale with an Amish twist.
Sarah Price is one author that I'm going to read more of. For a person who usually stays away from anything resembling Amish, I find myself captivated by Price's writing. It is in no way boring.
This was a charming little tale of Ella, a girl who lives with her two stepsister and cruel stepmother and forced to do all the chores. But one day she meets her prince charming in ...more
Cinderella has always been one of my favorite fairytales. The thought of how people can treat others so bad and with little disregard makes me sad and angry. In this tale, Ella is unmarried and lives at home with her parents. When her mother passes, her father seeks the companionship of another wife. However, this just brings disaster and despair for Ella. After her father's death, things within the home become unbearable. Ella however, shows more compassion than most would because she remembers ...more
If I were to use only one word to describe this book, it would be sweet. While I’m still pretty new to the Amish fiction genre, I love fairytale retellings, so when I heard about this book, it really jumped out at me. This novel did not disappoint me. I was impressed with how the author used Amish customs in place of certain instances in the original fairytale in ways I would have never thought of. Price was able to take those traditions and work them into her novel in ways that clearly followed ...more
Ella has not had it easy since her father died unexpectedly and left her alone with her stepmother and two stepsisters. She has had to do whatever her stepsisters did not want to do which is everything from cooking, cleaning and working in the family store. Her stepmother lets the girls get away with everything while making Ella look and feel as if she is worthless. An unfortunate event has plagued the family and something must be done to save the family store. When a young man starts visiting E ...more
I don’t usually read Amish romances, but I love fairy tale retellings and I loved the Ellie’s People books when I was a kid, so I decided to try this one out. I’m glad I did! While it’s somewhat simplistic, it’s also very sweet and fairy tale-like. Like most Amish romances, it’s also very Christian, so if that’s a deal-breaker for you, you probably won’t like it. While this is the second in a series, I read it as a standalone.
“[S]he kept repeating the words her mother had told her just before sh...more