Cinderella and the Colonel

Cinderella and the Colonel[PDF / Epub] ✩ Cinderella and the Colonel ☉ K.M. Shea – There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN hereScratching out a living in a land recovering from war and a hostile takeover Cinderella—an orphaned destitute duchess—is desperate to save her There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN hereScratching out a living in a land recovering from war and a hostile takeover Cinderella—an orphaned destitute duchess—is desperate to save her lands and servants in spite of the terrible taxes placed upon her by the Erlauf ueen even if it means she must don servants’ clothes and work like a commonerHer sacrifices aren’t enough and Cinderella and PDF/EPUB ² when a mountain of debt is levied against her she is given one season to produce the funds Cinderella realizes it is only a matter of time before she loses everything she has struggled to protect and it seems that all is lost until she is befriended by the debonair Colonel Friedrich—a member of the Erlauf military and a citizen of the oppressing country that rules her homelandFrom helping her break into the royal library to saving her from a rogue mage Friedrich draws her closer and challenges her mindset of the ueen and the warCinderella knows Friedrich is not all he appears to be but can she trust him with her country and her heartCinderella and the Colonel is fairy tale retelling of love sacrifice adventure and magic It is filled with humor deception and clean romance and it belongs to the top selling series TIMELESS FAIRY TALES The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together or as individual stand alone books.

KM Shea is going progressively bald from pulling all of her hair out when she writes She has a BA in Print Journalism and a minor in Japanese She's worked as a freelance reporter a librarian a blogger and an author She lives in the country with Perfect Dog.

Cinderella and the Colonel PDF/EPUB ¶ Cinderella and
  • Kindle Edition
  • 316 pages
  • Cinderella and the Colonel
  • K.M. Shea
  • English
  • 11 August 2016

10 thoughts on “Cinderella and the Colonel

  1. Sharon says:

    A Cinderella story where the step family isn’t so terrible?A Cinderella story about war and prejudice and finding forgiveness between two nations?A Cinderella story about slow burn love and not love at first sight?A Cinderella story about a Cinderella who is not saved by her godmother or by a prince or by mice but by her own hard work and initiatives WITH the help of people who recognize her strength?PlotI love that this Cinderella story has so many new layers It contains serious topics but still contains the tone of a fairytale I love that we get to think beyond the initial information given to us As readers learning alongside Cinderella we see that Erlauf is not as terrible as the first picture given to us It is realistic that people are so uick to judge and hate but it is also realistic and mature to look past that and see that there are real people underneath It is shown that things aren’t that simple view spoilerIn particular I like how we get to understand that Erlauf is not simply the “bad guys” There is a reason why there is a war and the blame is not entirely on them hide spoiler

  2. Mara says:

    This is one of those reviews of mine were I stress strongly that the reactions and the conseuent review are purely mine Or if you prefer there's nothing wrong with you book it's me It won't change the rating which reflects my enjoyment of a book but it may help you understand whether this Cinderella is the right woman for you Yes Cinderella and the Colonel is correctly treated as a re telling of the famous Fairy Tale What was unclear from GR and the vendor was that the retelling creates a new frame a very interesting one but it's still a Fairy tale and of the Disney school not the original Grimm one Basically this means to me that this is a middle grader book not even a YA I've read a few grim YA So life is black and white even if we are told it's not feeling are barely skin deep even if we are told it's not and the heroine is a pleasant girl whose ideals are above all other's She doesn't feel real but then nothing really does in FTI didn't feel the hate that I'm told she feels toward the enemy at the beginning nor I felt the love she feels toward the Prince at the end How this love came to be? We are never shown it We are told it's there Depth of characters is not something I would tag this book with the only one with some depth is the heroine and she's barely there too I admit I could not really like the Prince for his speech his manipulations the way he acts or doesn't toward the heroine He's not a jerk or an ass hole middle grader book here he's simply a guy I wouldn't say a second word toThe plot might have been interesting with a world building to sustain it But this is fairy tale Magic happens and that's it it resolves the day Pity because there might have been some meat behind this book I know I can't really hate it nor like it Do you like children's book? If so this might be for you

  3. Taylor Parker says:

    Cinderella and the Colonel was a refreshing spin on a timeless story The author managed to take a story where the heroine is a victim and turned it into a story about not waiting for a prince to save her She takes her dismal situation and becomes her own hero The characters are multi faceted and take on lives of their own as the story unfolds I have never been find of the story of Cinderella I always hated how going to the ball and getting married were all she was meant to do It made her into a victim and as a young girl I couldn't understand why she needed a prince to save her In this book though Cinderella takes control of her own destiny she doesn't need the prince at all he doesn't free her she married him for love and becomes something bigger than a princess she becomes a role model and a leader Truly a wonderful story I admit I liked it so much that I read it again

  4. Carolyn says:

    I really liked this book I found KM Shea's work earlier this year and have been immensely grateful as her books got me through some very tough weeks at schoolCinderella and the Colonel is one of her best yet even better than Beauty and the Beast What I appreciated most about Cinderella and the Colonel is that KM Shea gives everyone 1 a believable motive and 2 believable actions stemming from that motiveI want to avoid spoilers but let me just say that it was a pleasure meet a Cinderella w red hair and a temper to match a stepmother who is a human woman with her own sorrows and graces and not merely a Grimm ogre and a guy who is so confident in his own masculinity that he will make baskets to impress a girl KM Shea is creating an interesting world with Loire Arcainia Verglas and Erlauf and I am hopeful that we will soon learn of it

  5. Ginnie says:

    Recommended to me by EmmaI think this is my favorite retelling of Cinderella to date Since Erlauf has taken over Trieux Cinderella is trying to keep her estate together with all her loyal servants even if she has to sell everything including her hair and become working class As the highest Trieux Nobility left she is being taxed to death by the new governmentI liked that this wasn't an insta love story but a relationship based on friendshipIf all fantasy was written like this I would read fantasyDefinitely going to read from this author

  6. Phoebe Prince says:

    Cinderella and the Colonel by KMSheaI did not intend to go on a retelling kickbut I went on a retelling kick What can I say I have itches that need to be scratched In particular I love retellings that are sweetclean romance and deliver the happily ever after HEA ending The Timeless Fairytales series delivers retellings that have an idealistic undertone but the heroes and heroines have teeth grit and enough interesting character tweaks to be interesting Also there's a cohesive universe being developed between these stories that genuinely intrigues me yet each story stands well on its ownPersonally I didn't like the characters of Cinderella or Friedrich as much as I liked Elise and her bros in The Wild Swans I really loved the familial relationships in that book but on the upside the romance between Cinderella and Friedrich is superb and deserves to be the focus of this story It has political twists with Cinderella being the highest ranked noble in a conuered country and she's under pressure to marry a noble from her country or marry Friedrich a conuering army officer from Erlauf Like Elise Cinderella is another princess that's obsessed with business and finances and ueen Freja also has a practically minded head on her shoulders There's a lot of talks about taxes and estates and the opening where Cinderella is working in the market and bonding with her servants had shades of Ever After There is no faster way to my sugar coated heart than making me think of Ever After I am NOT objective here There are several points from the 'classic' Cinderella tale that were lacking for me They could be filed away as creative twists but the step mother is decidedly non evil She's aloof but helpful which was an interesting choice The fairy godmother has some help and she doesn't play the important role in the story as I was hoping she would The star of the plot really is the politics around the military and uniting the two countries via a marriage alliance Friedrich's role in that plot is pivotal yet interesting but this story really does spend a lot of time building into the larger 'evil abounds' plot of the shared fairytale universe This detracts from the Cinderella retelling and it's not uite as brilliant as Ever After I mean Leonardo Da Vinci as a fairy godmother? Can you really ever beat that? or Cinder which I loved to pieces but Cinderella Friedrich and the nobles are interesting enough to carry the plot In particular the young nobles and military officers with smaller parts felt distinct to me and Cinderella and Friedrich's loyalty to their underlings did establish them as good people which is what made this story work Also I love this trend of financed focused princesses who are capable of running countries so I'll gladly return to this series for of thatRating TORN 3 stars because I didn't love it like Wild Swans? 4 stars for being awesome in its own right and having the most believable romantic relationship in this series so far? Round up 4 stars

  7. Melissa says:

    Fun Clean Some writing issues in this one were noticeable to me but it didn't take away from the fun and romance of the book Cinderella is so far one of my favorite characters in Shea's books She was strong and a great lead for this roll I wasn't sure I was going to like the Coloenel but wow he really grew to be great This was a sweeter kinder take on Cinderella and I really liked it It was like a regency read then a fairy tale retelling and they handled the whole ball thing great I wondered how they were going to pull that off I loved the ending that is on Shea's blog make sure you go there and read that I am excited for the next one This is a book that a 10 too 100 year old could read and love That is another thing I love about Shea's books they are for everyone Reread with my daughters Reading a book out load is a great way to find all the mistakes and things that are repetitious If I was going to offer this author some advice I would tell her to find a different way to say Cinderella Said This is done over and over and the Characters names are used way too often there are other ways to speak of a person or not use there names at all BUT overall we loved it My girls love all these retellings Now onto Rumpelstiltskin

  8. Jamie (The Kansan Reader) says:

    My Edition Kindle UnlimitedPages 238Series Timeless Fairy Tales #3Rating 45 starsReview I finally found a telling of Cinderella I liked This didn't have a stupid prince or anything like the old one I really liked this story I loved how Shea made the Colonel He was my favoriteCinderella was a duchess and her evil step mother and sisters were actually not evil They pretty much ignored her almost the whole time Erlauf invade Trieux which is Cinderella's country With the tensions of everyone hating each other Cinderella navigates through her emotions and her sense of duty While this is happening Cinderella has caught the attention of a ColonelShea you made me like Cinderella You did the impossible The reason this didn't get a full five stars was there were a few mistakes but nothing that made me go insane I wish to say but then I would ruin the whole story45 review to come I want to put this one off but I'm not going too I really do not like the Cinderella fairy tale Especially the Disney version Actually the new live action one wasn't so bad Mostly to do with Robb Stark being Prince CharmingUgh Okay Let's do this

  9. Fani *loves angst* says:

    35 starsA very nice story about two people from opposite sides falling for each other light and witty and engaging The character development was minimal though all the characters were good and pure at heart while Cinderella was of course the fairest and wittiest and most kindhearted of them all I liked the twist about the stepmother though it was refreshing For adolescent readers it's a perfect read and it was a good escape read for me right when I needed something non taxing or stressing at all If I read it in a less stressful period of my life I doubt I'd rate it with than 3 stars but at this point I needed something entertaining and that's exactly what I got So 35 rounded up to 4 for a job well done but I have to say it lacked any depth

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