Monday, December 7, 2009
Book Review - Godmother, by Carolyn Turgeon
Be warned - this isn't your average retelling of the old fairy tale. Sure, Cinderella, her ugly stepsisters and the fairy godmother all figure heavily in Carolyn Turgeon's book, Godmother, but this story sure packs a punch.
Lil has been stuck working in a tiny Manhattan bookstore for longer than she cares to remember. She appreciates the safe place to earn a living, the nice people who come into the shop and the fact that she has a roof over her head. But she's old and tired and sick of hiding her secret: she's Cinderella's fairy godmother, banished to this mundane existence because of the mistakes she made in the past.
You see, Lil wasn't the kindly godmother portrayed by Disney - she had wants and desires for herself. In particular, she wanted Prince Charming. But that wasn't what fate decreed.
Lil has managed to hide her secret for ages, but now her wings are getting the best of her - they will not stay hidden any longer. Neither will other secrets that could turn Lil's life upside down.
Will there be a happy ever after for Lil? Check out Godmother, by Carolyn Turgeon, to find out.