• The Cracked Slipper

  • The Cracked Slipper Series, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Alexander
  • Narrated by: Ella Lynch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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When Eleanor Brice loses a glass slipper, she unexpectedly gains a royal fiancé and a way out of her abusive stepmother’s house. Unfortunately, eight years of mistreatment, isolation, and clandestine book learning hardly prepared Eleanor for life at Eclatant Palace, where women are seen, not heard. According to Eleanor’s eavesdropping parrot, no one at court appreciates her unladylike tendency to voice her opinion. To make matters worse, Gregory Desmarais, Crown Prince of Cartheigh, spends his last night of bachelorhood on a drunken whoring spree. Before the ink dries on her marriage proclamation, Eleanor realizes she loves her husband’s best friend, the intellectual, surprisingly sensitive former soldier, Dorian Finley. As Gregory’s mercurial nature comes to light, Eleanor wrestles with her feelings for Dorian, flounders in her new role, and makes powerful enemies—foes who use Eleanor as a scapegoat in a magical plot to unseat the royal family.

Eleanor Brice is a princess. She lives in an enchanted castle. She even has her own unicorn. But she’s lived through childhood trauma, she has insecurities and anxieties, and she makes dreadful relationship choices. In short, she’s a real woman in a fairy tale world, and this is her happily ever after.

©2019 by Stephanie Alexander, 2nd edition (P)2022 by Blackstone Publishing

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  • poppy
  • 06-13-22

perfect author, narrator duo

This book was everything I wanted and more, it's so well written and the story is intoxicating. As soon as this one finished I went and purchased the next one in the series!

Ella as always brings so much life, warmth and versatility to the story. I couldn't imagine anyone else doing it as well as Ella! Ella is magic.

A must listen 🧡