August 14, 2012 by Alice in Readerland
In this humorous and insightful tale, a modern day princess finds herself single and asking for magical intervention to change her sorry love life. Rather than casting a spell to bring Prince Charming to her rescue, a savvy fairy godmother gives the tenderhearted damsel an unexpected gift. By entrusting her true thoughts and desires to an unlikely confidant, the young royal soon discovers that the person who could make her life everything she dreamed it would be has been with her all along.
As author Kym Petrie herself realized, every woman needs a froggy friend and a secret journal—and enough adventures with the girls to keep her heart pounding and her mind racing. Life is meant to be about happy beginnings . . . you can never have enough of them. ~ Goodreads description
Title: The Enchanted Truth
Subtitle: A Modern-day Fairy Tale for Grown-up Girls
Author: Kym Petrie
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Expected Publication: September 18th, 2012
ISBN: 1608323684 (ISBN13: 9781608323685)
Page Number: 40
*I received this title courtesy of NetGalley*
The Enchanted Truth may only be 40 pages long, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t pack a lot in! This “Modern-day Fairy Tale for Grown-up Girls” was utterly charming, hilarious, and sweet. From the beginning introduction (“This isn’t any ordinary “Once upon a time…” I mean, haven’t we all had enough of the garden-variety beautiful princess, horde of elves, glass slipper kind of fable?”) right to the satisfying conclusion, this book had me under it’s spell. When we first meet our Princess, she’s bemoaning the loss of yet another man who she thought was her Prince Charming by crying, moaning, and of course, eating junk food. So when her Fairy Godmother pops in, the overexcited Princess thinks her Prince Charming is just going to magically appear. Instead, her Fairy Godmother brings her a stuffed frog and wants the Princess to write down everything she wants her prince to be and place them in a pocket sewn into the frog. Ignoring her Fairy Godmother’s advice, she starts dating a Prince with a “convertible carriage”, only to find out that he was “toadily not” for her. Only then does the Princess start to heed her Fairy Godmother’s advice, put “on her big girl bustle”, and start accepting and enjoying who she is.
This is a delightful short story of a Princess finding the enchanted truth; finding that the magic she wanted was inside her all along.
Cynical Cindy Says:
My only complaint is that I wish this book was longer!
A wonderful story for princesses of any age.
5 out of 5 teacups.