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The Stepsister's Tale

Tracy Barrett

Barrett (Dark of the Moon, 2011) retells the story of "Cinderella" from the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters. Jane and her sister Maude live in serious poverty after the death of their alcoholic father who wasted the family fortune. When their mother, Lady Margaret, suddenly remarries and presents her daughters with a spoiled new sister Isabella, conflict is inevitable. After her stepfather dies unexpectedly, leaving nothing but debts, it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness. But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate!