Book Recommendations – The Enchanted Truth

The Enchanted TruthThe Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book through Net Galley.

Description from publisher:

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.

What caught my eye first about this book is the review by Lydia Dishman.

”If Jane Austen and Candace Bushnell somehow came together, this would be the result! Fairy tales are nothing if not familiar, but Kym Petrie’s deft pen provides an astonishing (if not totally unexpected) twist on the age-old happy ending. The Enchanted Truth holds up a magical mirror to a princess’s authentic pursuit of self, and it gently urges the reader to do the same. Brief, yet profound, this satisfying tale’s message lingers long after the last page is turned.” –Lydia Dishman, contributing writer for Forbes, Fast Company, and the New York Times (from amazon.com)

I like Jane Austen and while I didn’t read Candace Bushnell’s book I loved Sex in the City and really when you mix Carrie Bradshaw with a Jane Austen heroine I think that it just equals a win. So I thought I would give this short story a try.

I’m happy I did, while it was short and sweet it was an adorable read. This book is perfect for any one who is struggling with finding her Prince Charming or Mr. Darcy. It really is a grown-up girl’s fairy tale.

While I may want my Captain Wentworth, do I want to miss out on life while waiting for him to show up? This is the question our Princess asks herself after a visit from her Fairy Godmother…does she want to wait for her Prince Charming or does she want to live life? I suggest reading this short story to find out her choice, a choice I think both Carrie Bradshaw and any Jane Austen heroine would make.

-Amelia
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