Genre: Fairytales, Christmas, Short Stories
Publisher: Jo Michaels
Publication date: 10.4.2014
Found for FREE on Amazon (still FREE)
Date read: 12.7.2014
Summary: It's Christmas Eve, 2014, and thirteen-year-old Shirley is listening to the same bedtime story she's heard every year.
This year, she comes face to face with the frivolity fairies from the tale; naughty, careless creatures who cause mischief with no regard to morality.
In a tale of Christmas spirit, magic and happy endings, find out what happens when one little girl sets out to make things right.
This was a great story that begins with a mother telling a bedtime story to her thirteen-year-old daughter and, before you know it, that daughter is off for an adventure of her own. To tell you what kind of adventure or what she seeks to find would give away TOO much of the story - it's free and only 32 pages so pick it up and give it a read :)
The one thing about the book that I didn't like is that she didn't think the way I expected a thirteen-year-old to think, concentrating on the looks of the man who comes to save her, of kissing him, etc. We could have done without all of that. It doesn't lead anywhere and is only for a moment, but it took away from the story and seemed like an afterthought, something stuck in to for no real reason but to take up space.