Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Review: Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen

Today I get to tell you about another really awesome book! This was one that was a treat to review and had the unfortunate side effect of keeping me from my own writing and editing projects. But I guess that means I REALLY liked it.

The story is kind-of a fairy tale--I read somewhere it's a backwards Cinderella, but I didn't see it that way. I actually liked the fact that it was a unique, strong story of its own, not based on a tired fairy tale. The princess was intriguing and evenly matched with a love the reader just has to root for. Their story is believable--as far as fairy-tale princesses go--and a sweet romance that is a joy to read. Maybe it's because the princess and I share a love of the outdoors. I just might have to ask Annette Larsen to draw out the plans so I can have my own private garden maze...if I can convince my gardener to create it.

Read this story. You won't be disappointed. And then pass it on to your teenage daughter!

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Author Annette K. Larsen: I was born in Utah, but grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona, and St. Louis, Missouri--the fifth of seven children. I attended college at Southern Virginia University and Brigham Young University where I studied English and Theater. I now live in Idaho with my husband and four children.

I have Charlotte Bronte to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to sacrifice what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but it the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it. I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.  

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