The Secret Slipper: A Review

About the Book

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

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About the Author

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

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Title: The Secret Slipper
Written By: Amanda Tero
Genre: Christian Fantasy/Fairy Tale
Recommended Ages: Any


I like fairy tales. Mostly. I don’t like magic, though, so it’s really hard to find one I will read. Amanda has done a great job not only writing fairy tales with no magic, but also with no romance! How does she do that? Read her Tales of Faith series to find out.

Characters: 1/1

Rebellious, kind, angry, willing to risk everything, grudge holders, desperate, helpful, cruel, sweet. All of these can describe at least one character in this book. Ellia, Raoul, Josin, and Noel were my favorite characters.

Dialogue: 1/1

All the dialogue was perfect. There was desperation, wit, cruelty, and so much for a wonderful, heart-wrenching, nail-biting book.

Plot/storyline: 1/1

Par excellence. Truly. There isn’t much more to say than that, honestly.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

I found a couple typos, but nothing egregious. Besides those, the was wonderful and high quality.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

I was happy I had time to read this basically in one sitting. Because I needed to. Once you get a few chapters in, you don’t want to put it down.

Conclusion: 5/5

Tired of the same old, same old fairy tale retellings? Look no further for a beautiful Cinderella/Rapunzelesque mash-up.

Also Touring with “The Secret Slipper”

May 25, 2017
Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Release Day, Giveaway
Leila @ Leila Tualla’s Bookshelf | Spotlight
Faith @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections | Review, Giveaway
Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls | Review, Interview

May 26
Emily @ Zerina Blossom’s Books | Interview
Kendra @ Knitted By God’s Plan (Spotlight) and O’Scarlett Reviews (Review) | Spotlight, Review
Alicia @ A Brighter Destiny | Review, Giveaway

May 27
Anika @ This Journey Called Life | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway
Katie @ His Princess Warrior | Review, Giveaway
Sarah @ The Destiny of One | Spotlight
Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Spotlight, Interview, Giveaway

May 29
Kate @ Once Upon an Ordinary | Review, Interview
Sarah @ Penumbra Reviews | Review
Dary @ Peculiar Miss Darcy | Character Interview
Julia @ My Joyful Journey with Jesus | Interview

May 30
Kenzi @ Honey Rock Hills | Review, Giveaway
Anita @ Christian Author: A.M. Heath  | Review
Judith @ JudithWNicholson  | Interview

May 31
Jesseca @ Whimsical Writings for His glory  | Spotlight, Review
Raechel @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae  | Spotlight, Review
Esther @ Purposeful Learning | Review, Interview, Giveaway

June 1
Kellyn @ Reveries Reviews  | Review
Victoria @ Victoria Minks Blog  | Spotlight, Review
Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook | Spotlight

June 2
Hanne @ RockandMinerals4Him | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway
Erica @ Roxbury Books Blog | Spotlight
Janell @ Views from the Window Friend  | Review
Crystal @ Crystal’s Adventures for Christ  | Spotlight, Review, Interview

June 3
Alexa @ Verbosity Reviews  | Spotlight
Faith @ Chosen Vessels  | Review
Melissa @ Clothed with Scarlet | Review, Interview, Giveaway


7 thoughts on “The Secret Slipper: A Review

  1. Amanda Tero says:

    Thanks again for being part of my blog tour, Faith! And for your five-star review! ❤ ❤ I appreciate you!

  2. Yes, I totally agree re: unputdownability 🙂 — Once you start this story, you don’t want to put it down! 🙂 Loved the way you broke down the book, Faith!

  3. […] 25, 2017 With a Joyful Noise | Release Day, Giveaway Leila Tualla’s Bookshelf | Spotlight Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections | Review, Giveaway Great Books for God’s Girls | Review, Author […]

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