The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo
One word keeps resonating within me as I think back on this book- and that word is pure. It is as heartfelt as a Hallmark Christmas movie and clever throughout. This Cinderella retelling is filled with many magical moments and twists that keep the story fresh and consuming.
I've had conversations with the author of this book on Goodreads and I believe this work is a mirror to the character of its creator. Allison is full of spunk and wit, graciousness and gentleness, and each of these traits are carefully folded into this novella. Her attention to detail and atmosphere creates the most endearing characters and enchanting settings. I adore Allison and can't wait to read more from this series and wherever else her writing takes her.