Ella's Will ~ Review

Ella's Will
By Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee

He'll get his true love to the ball...

Will Hawkins loved Henry Blakeley as the father he had wished he had had. Henry's death brought an end to his employment for the Blakeley family.

Years later Will is shocked to see the situation that Henry's daughter Ella is living in. Reduced to the role of servant in her father's home, Ella's life is one of hard work which Will is determined to ease. But if she receives help her stepmother punishes her, seemingly determined to break her spirit.

When Prince Kenton's betrothal ends he finds himself in need of a wife before his birthday.  To the dismay of the royalty the Prince plans a ball to find the most suitable common woman in the land, whom he will wed. Will both fears and hopes that this may be Ella's chance to rise about the life she is now living. But if Ella weds the Prince, Will will lose the woman he has come to love.

Determined to put aside his own desires and happiness, Will will find a way for Ells to win the Prince and escape the life she has. But can he survive the loss of his heart's desire?

This is the delightful companion to Ella a story in which Ella makes a choice that does not include a happily ever after with the Prince. This story is told entirely from Will's perspective and can be read before Ella if you have not yet had the privilege of reading it. Lovely twist on the story of Cinderella which you will enjoy reading again and again.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

About the book:

Will Hawkins is just a simple stable boy. How can he hope to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.

About the author:

Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.

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