by Carolyn Turgeon
I got this book while I was in Albuquerque from my friend Shaun's girlfriend. She reads a lot and gets books cheap because she works at a book store. She gave it to me to read, with the promise that once I finished it I would pass it along to someone else. (hint, one of my faithful readers will be getting this book shortly in the mail!)
This was a really good book. It's about Cinderella's fairy Godmother. Her name is Lillian, Lil for short. Lil is actually two kinds. She was born a fairy who can turn into human form to fulfill her god motherly duties. As a fairy you are assigned a specific job. Lil's job was to get Cinderella to the ball, so that she could meet Theodore (prince charming) and live out her destiny of becoming a princess! On the day of the ball where all of this is to take place Lil runs into the prince in her beautiful human form. Lil and Theodore have a love at first site moment and share a kiss. Lil quickly knows this is against fairy code and stays focused on her task at hand - get Cinderella to the ball! Because of Lil's human feelings, she ends up getting kicked out of the fairy world, and has to lead a life in the human world.
Current day Lil is a little old lady working a book store in New York City. She keeps to herself, and loves her work. She leads an empty life, and is lonely. Then one day she meets Veronica. A young "Sex and the City" type girl. Lil knows immediately what she has to do to redeem herself from her long lost love from so long ago. She sets Veronica up with George the owner of the book store.
I didn't really like the ending of this book, and it left some questions unanswered. But it doesn't take away from the context of this book, so I would definitely recommend that you check it out!
This book is a little bit confusing at first because the author goes back and forth a lot from the fairy life to the human life. But the way she describes things is beautiful! This was a very enjoyable book to read, and reminds us to keep our eyes open because we never know what's out there in this big world of ours. This book is a great combination of reality and fantasy, and in all is a love story. Which, in my opinion you can't go wrong with that.