Posted in Female Author, Short Story

Book #28

This book was provided to me by Greenleaf Book Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie

When it hits physical publication later this month, The Enchanted Truth will presumably be one of those small hardback “gift” books that are positioned near the checkouts in bookstores among the stationary, gift wrap, and bookmarks. It’s target audience is women who will impulse buy it for a friend and maybe read it on the sly before wrapping it up.

It’s relationship advice thinly couched as a quirky fairy tale. When the Princess is once again spurned by a heartless player prince, she’s visited by her fairy godmother who gives her a frog. Not just any frog, of course, but…a stuffed frog. With a pouch in its tummy. The Princess is instructed to take time from her relentless and fruitless search for a prince and think about what she wants in husband. What she really wants.  She should write down the qualities she values and add them to her frog. (I think the frog would be a great tie-in product. The uber-deluxe edition could come with a journal too.) In the meantime, she is to live her life as a single girl, without being on a guy’s arm. By the end of the books, and it’s a short book, it doesn’t matter whether the Princess finds her perfect prince, because she’s now happy with herself.

This is cute book with a nice, if idealized, message.  Petrie goes a little nuts with the thesaurus sometimes, but she keeps the writing light  and quick.

My copy of this ARC was provided to me by NetGalley.

Format: Adobe Digital Edition
Procurement: NetGalley