Welcome to this week’s
Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!
This week features:
The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
I actually purchased this book last year along with its companion novel, The Rapunzel Dilemma. I loved it. I thought it was incredibly sweet and fun and a really lovely fairy tale retelling.
I loved Angel Moncoeur and found my self caring about her and what happened to her in the story and I particularly liked the way she builds her relationship with her 'grandmother' even though she is only pretending to be her grand daughter.
I also loved the romance in this novel. It was the sweet swoony kind where you really wanted Angel to keep her prince charming even when her true identity is revealed. And I loved Nick, he really was the perfect prince Charming and I loved the chemistry between him and Angel even if he did think she was someone else.
I flew through this story enjoying every word and once I reached the end wanted to know more about Angel's story and what would happen next. I found the way Ms Kloester told the story and Angel's voice kept me engaged and involved all the way through.
If you are looking for a fun, sweet quick read filled with romance and awesome feels, then you will enjoy The Cinderella Moment
I give this story 3 3/4 stars
Sapphired Dragon xx
“I adored this book. It made me think of Sabrina meets Anna and the French Kiss.” – Amanda
“If you love a good male lead, and you love fairy-tale style re-tellings then this is the book for you!” — Claire
“This one played out in my head like a movie.” — Michelle, Novels on the Run
“So nice to see a clean, old-fashioned romantic coming of age story. I can see Disney knocking on Ms. Kloester’s door soon. A very charming read. I will recommend to my students this fall.” —MaryAnn E.
“I just loved this book! So not was I was expecting. Clean, romantic and the fashion is to die for!” — K. Mendez
Let the masquerade begin!
Angel Moncoeur has always wanted to be a fashion designer, but without money or connections, it’s going to be a challenge. When an opportunity to leave her home in New York and head to Paris appears, Angel grabs it – even if it means masquerading as her best friend Lily. That can’t be too hard, can it? But when she falls in love with her very own Prince Charming who thinks she’s someone else, Angel embarks on a plan to secure her happy ever after.
THE CINDERELLA MOMENT is a fabulously fun story about high society, mistaken identity, love, betrayal, friendship – and great clothes!
THE CINDERELLA MOMENT is a contemporary twist on the Cinderella fairytale. There are no fantasy or magical elements. This is NOT a paranormal or fantasy novel! This is a clean contemporary coming of age story that readers can be conformtable recommending to daughters, nieces, students and friends who enjoy teen romance reads. Originally published in Austalia by Penguin. Available in the U.S. in both print and eBook from Swoon Romance.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but have lived and worked in Papua New Guinea and the Middle East and travelled to more than thirty countries. During my time abroad I studied as an off-campus student with Deakin University and achieved my BA (Hons) while raising my three children. After graduating with a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne, I had my first two books: 'Georgette Heyer's Regency World' and 'Georgette Heyer' (the biography) published in both the UK and the USA. I've had lots of fun giving talks around the world on Georgette Heyer and the Regency, and am a passionate advocate for women writers, books and reading. My first novel, 'The Cinderella Moment', was published by Penguin Australia and Swoon Romance in 2013 and will be followed by the sequel, The Rapunzel Dilemma in 2014. I love writing and spending time with my family, gardening, reading and going to the beach. I have a black belt in karate and am love having adventures. One of my favourite things is experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and trying out different languages. Particular interests include Georgette Heyer first editions, and after a glorious visit to South Korea in 2012, Korean language and culture.