Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After and Me by Julie Wright

Romance, Chick Lit


Shadow Mountain

Release Date:
October 21, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he's gone forever.

My Review

Charlotte Kingsley is beyond thrilled when her book gets published. It’s not exactly the type of book she wanted to write, but she’s getting published and that’s all that matters. Or so she thinks. Her new publicist is totally remaking Charlotte’s personna which includes keeping her distance from her best friend, Anders - just when their relationship is about to hit a new level.

As Charlotte gets swept away by her new life, she realizes she’s not as happy as she thought she should be. With a little help from a new friend, things begin to fall in place.

This is the second book I’ve read by Julie Wright and I enjoyed this one very much. It’s a “feel good” type of book that makes you both laugh and cry. The characters are realistic. I really cared what happened to Charlotte. She felt like someone who could be your best friend.

I found myself cheering for Charlotte and wanting her to get her happy ending. The book moved along at a steady pace. It's filled with humor, romance and even a bit of drama. It was the type of book that made me smile and brightened my day.

Julie Wright is definitely becoming an author I'm on the look out for.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I am not into romance novels, but this one does sound good.

  2. Ditto here re the romance, but that cover is nice!

  3. One of my favorite fairy tales. I started reading some retellings this year and this one sounds fun.


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