“A Dream Not Imagined” by Shantelle Mary Hannu
A Cinderella retelling
My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret…
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.
But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream…of the same prince.
In the end, are dreams even all they’re made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.
Oh my, another darling Cinderella retelling!! This one was so so sweet, and I absolutely loved the message in it of God writing our love – and life – story! It was fantastic, truly. The whole story was put together so nicely, and so beautifully, creating an absolutely lovely little novella.
For it being a novella, it was so nicely done, and well-constructed, and not missing a single beat – a full story in a matter of five chapters. I am impressed. :)
The characters are – may I say again – darling. Ellie is everything a Cinderella character should be, and represents it so well, so gentle and so sweet. But really what I was most blown away by was the godly message! That was just so lovely! I know I keep using these words, but they truly describe this sweet story, so I will continue to repeat myself. ;)
I would highly recommend this story to all – I would love to have my future daughters read this! It is innocent, guiding, and remarkable.
Thank you so much, Shantelle, for sending me the complimentary ecopy of your debut book! Congratulations on a spectacular release, and I am so glad to be apart of your blog tour. :)
About the Author:
Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, is her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
Facebook: Shantelle Mary Hannu, Author (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shantelle-Mary-Hannu/1622068488014168?ref=aymt_homepage_panel)
Twitter: @shantellemary (https://twitter.com/shantellemary)
Goodreads: Shantelle Mary Hannu (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13804303.Shantelle_Mary_Hannu)
Google+: Shantelle H. (https://plus.google.com/101772131563789927466/posts)
Pinterest: Shantelle H. (https://www.pinterest.com/h0160/)
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The Blog Tour
Thursday, May 28th
Shantelle Hannu at A Writer’s Heart (http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/) – It’s published!!!
Cookielover at The Story Forest (http://lulu-renee-writes.tumblr.com/) – Author Interview
Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps (http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/) – Character Introduction
Amanda Beguerie at Scattered Journal Pages (http://scatteredjournalpages.com/) – Book Review
Kendra Ardnek at Knitted by God’s Plan (http://knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com/) – Author Interview
Natasha at Through My Lens (http://tashahphotography.blogspot.com/) – Character Interview with Cinderella
Kaycee Browning at The Pink Cave (http://thepinkcave.blogspot.com/) – Author Interview
Friday, May 29th
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer (https://deborahocarroll.wordpress.com/) – Author ‘Cinderella-themed’ Interview
Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination (https://clairembanschbach.wordpress.com/) – Book Review
Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything (http://ghostryter.blogspot.com/) – Author Interview
Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles (http://skyehoffert.blogspot.ca/) – Character Interview with The Stepsisters
Natacha at Mi Baile Perfecto (https://mibaileperfecto.wordpress.com/) – Author Interview
Saturday, May 30th
Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window (http://williamshsj.blogspot.com/) – Author Interview
Raechel at God’s Peculiar Treasure (https://godspeculiartreasurerae.wordpress.com/) – Book Review
C.B. Cook at The World of the Writer (https://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com/) – Character Interview with The Stepmother
Lena K. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE (https://readwritelaughdance.wordpress.com/) – Character Spotlight (The Fairy Godmother)
Sierra at Flights from the Aerie (http://flightsfromtheaerie.blogspot.com/) – Author Interview
Sunday, May 31st
Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer’s Heart (http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/) – Tour Wrap Up and Excerpt