Today I am doing my first cover reveal for, 'A Dream Not Imagined' by Shantelle Mary Hannu. I was given the opportunity to read and review it.
I love retellings, but they can be a challenge to write and bring something unexpected to the reader. Fortunately this novella does just that, Shantelle manages to weave a tale, using threads that keep true to the story we all know and love, but she also puts a fresh spin on the classic Cinderella. Making it relevant, and unique. Leaving you with strong female lead to root for, and enough new twists to keep you guessing.
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.
But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.
In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.
Tentative Release Date: June 2015
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About the Author
Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, will be her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
Facebook: Shantelle Mary Hannu, Author (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shantelle-Mary-Hannu/1622068488014168?ref=aymt_homepage_panel),
Twitter: @shantellemary (https://twitter.com/shantellemary),
Goodreads: Shantelle Mary Hannu (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13804303.Shantelle_Mary_Hannu),
Google+: Shantelle H. (https://plus.google.com/101772131563789927466/posts), and
Pinterest: Shantelle H. (https://www.pinterest.com/h0160/).
About the Illustrator
Natasha H. is an aspiring photographer and also loves drawing and painting. A Dream Not Imagined is the first book she has drawn the cover picture for.
Learn more about her work at her blog: http://tashahphotography.blogspot.com/
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