I absolutely loved this reverse take on Cinderella set in the Regency period. Cinderella was in fact a Cinder-fella, and the Prince was a beautiful Heiress. As with all fairy tales, much imagination and suspension of reality has to be employed, but the story doesn't stray too far from the boundaries. The story was clean, with young, endearing main characters. Questionable motives and behaviours, but I put that down to their youth and impulsiveness. Fairy Godmother became a collaborative effort from a Modiste and a master Cordwainer (cobbler). An amusing sidekick comes in the form of an unruly dog. The villains were suitably unlikeable and received their just desserts in the end - although being a Marquess, the step-father most likely had all charges against him dropped without question. However, that would be another story altogether!!
The humour and sweet simplicity of the story (despite being a take on a well-known fairy tale), made for a great read and a fantastic second book to the Once Upon A Regency series. I can't wait for the next one!