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Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
  

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story

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Cinderella’s fairy godmother has been exiled on earth for 300 years for failing at her task back in the old story. She works in a book store, a lonely sad woman desperate to return to her world … and the chance arrives. This is an intriguing spin-off to the fairy story, an easy, well written, addictive tale with dark undertones. Unusual and charming.

Comparison: Joanne Harris (Chocolat), Cecelia Ahern, Gregory Maguire (Confessions of a Ugly Step Sister).

If you like Carolyn Turgeon you might also like to read books by Joanne Harris, Cecelia Ahern and Gregory Maguire.

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Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon

Open the door into magical New York, and be cast under the spell of this breathtaking story of love, loss and redemption. Carolyn Turgeon's stunning novel is an enchanting new invention of that most beloved of fairytales, Cinderella. What would you do if you could make dreams come true? If you could ensure that Cinderella met her Prince, that sparks flew, romance blossomed, and most of all, that everyone lived happily ever after? Be careful what you wish for -- because fairy godmothers are as flawed as the rest of us, and temptation is a terrible thing.

Meet sweet, well-meaning Lillian, who opens the quiet bookshop in Manhattan's West Village every morning, and whose dark past contains a desperate act, a dramatic banishment, and a guilty secret she has carried with her for centuries. Only one kind deed done for love will break the spell that has kept Lillian from home for so long -- but can she succeed in making her own dreams come true at last?

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'It's a terrific book, sweet, touching and great fun - kind of WICKED meets LA CUCINA. I loved it.' Joanne Harris

About the Author

Carolyn Turgeon

Carolyn Turgeon was born in Michigan and grew up in Illinois , Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State, she earned a Masters in Comparative Literature from UCLA, and spent several years in New York working as a writer and editor. Godmother:The Secret Cinderella Story is her second novel. Her first, Rain Village, was published in 2006 and she's currently working on her third. She now lives in Pennsylvania, where she bellydances and plays the accordion. She loves old movies, burlesque shows, and drinking pink cocktails at the Algonquin Hotel.

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Publication date

9th July 2009

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Carolyn Turgeon

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Romance

ISBN

9780755351176

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