When I first read Cinderella I was like, what’s going through the prince’s head? How is he okay with being married off like this? And if he’s been spoiled and coddled his whole life, will he want to be matched up with a random female at a ball?
So I wrote a story about it. Quick read, two thousand words, available for purchase as an ebook—I’d love to hear your thoughts on the story.
Here’s the synopsis:
The prince is an irresponsible flirt who won’t settle down. The king needs an heir who will grow up and take care of the kingdom. What’s the solution? A royal ball, of course.
Despite Princess Anastasia’s doubts, the prince does meet a girl who’s different from all the others. But what’s this? A wicked stepmother, and several stepsisters? If there’s a girl who can ever learn to put up with the prince’s self-centeredness, her past may ruin this romance—and the ball!—before anyone gets a fairytale ending.
Kindle ebook: Amazon
EPUB ebook: Smashwords
Also available in paperback
What are readers saying?
4.3 stars on Amazon
“What does it really mean to be Prince Charming? For that matter, what does it really mean to be Cinderella? Dmitriv is supposed to choose a wife at the ball, but he’s having too much fun flirting with all the ladies who hover around him. It boosts his ego and makes him feel important. But at what cost? Does he realize how many people he’s hurting with his devil-may-care attitude? And what about Vasilisa? Is she really a Cinderella figure, sent to the ball by a fairy godmother? Is she really completely sweet, innocent and incapable of hurting anyone?
…Is He Prince Charming? is a refreshing new look at the popular fairy tale. The author weaves a compelling story, loosely reminiscent of the original Cinderella story. By including the prince’s sister as the narrator, the reader gets an outside glimpse of both the prince and the charming Cinderella character (Vasilisa). Neither one is perfect… Like all good fairy tales, this one makes us look more closely at ourselves. Well done!”
– Readers’ Favorite reviewer Emily-Jane Hills Orford
“An absolutely fun read with some serious questions about life and society interlaced in the story.”
– Avid Reader (full review here)
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