Happily, by Chauncey Rogers

I’ve just read a delightful new book that I heard about from Kim, on her blog “By Hook or By Book.” Happily is an imaginative twist on the Cinderella story, told from the viewpoint of … well … I’ll let Amazon.com tell you about it.

Image from Amazon.com

Here’s their descriptive blurb:

If the shoe fits, wear it.
If it doesn’t, make it.

Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.

I might as well admit it, my favorite thing about this book is the snarky, almost curmudgeonly voice of Laure, the main character. That, and her desperate, hare-brained schemes to escape the city and her destitute lifestyle. I don’t want to give spoilers, but this is one kids’ book that even we grandmas can enjoy.

What a hoot!

Er, I mean, what a Great Weekend Read!

Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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5 Responses to Happily, by Chauncey Rogers

  1. I’m so happy you enjoyed this Jan! Wonderful review! I’m hoping for a sequel.😁

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Janet Thimell says:

    Thanks for all the recommends! I am putting these books in my OVERDRIVE app!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hey, thanks for the review! I’m glad you enjoyed Happily! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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