The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero

The Secret Slipper

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 was 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...

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Number of Pages:135 pages

The Secret Slipper Reviews

  • Kate Willis
    May 24, 2017

    This is the third book I’ve read by this author, and I really love her writing style and strong Christian themes. From the cover onward, this book was charming and very unique. (Even just the chapter headings were adorable.) ;) I enjoyed every minute of Dumphey and Noel, but it was really sad how Lia misunderstood their helpfulness.

    The Raoul, Jolin, Galien team was very dynamic, which made for some fun exchanges and good lessons. Bioti? She made my blood boil. I thought she was horrid when she

    This is the third book I’ve read by this author, and I really love her writing style and strong Christian themes. From the cover onward, this book was charming and very unique. (Even just the chapter headings were adorable.) ;) I enjoyed every minute of Dumphey and Noel, but it was really sad how Lia misunderstood their helpfulness.

    The Raoul, Jolin, Galien team was very dynamic, which made for some fun exchanges and good lessons. Bioti? She made my blood boil. I thought she was horrid when she was first introduced, but she just got worse and worse. I knew exactly what she meant to do when she told Lia to keep driving. Poor girl. *sniffs*

    When everything went wrong (even sweet Dumphey’s loyalty), it went really, really wrong. I wasn’t sure for a while if a happy ending was even possible! But I loved how everything turned out, and Zuzarene’s words to Lia. (I want to be her when I grow up!) ;) The Cinderella elements weren’t extremely obvious, but they were there! And I LOVED the way this author did the slippers. <3 Not recommended for very young readers because of intense action and mentions of possible death.

    Altogether, I loved this book and can’t wait to share it with my sisters! (In fact, one of them started reading it the same day I finished.) ;)

    Also, Jolin should be real. :D

  • Faith
    May 18, 2017

    4/4.5 stars

    What a sweet retelling story! <3 The characters were amazing and feel-able, the setting lovely, and the plot sucked me in.

    Lia was such a sweet dear and a character that made me just want to grab her and hug her. (And save her from Bioti!)

    Raoul was amazing too. His inner struggles and search for his daughter was just... <3 <3 I especially liked the relationship between Raoul and Jolin. Raoul was ready to run off into any situation, and Jolin was there to hold him back. I'm

    4/4.5 stars

    What a sweet retelling story! <3 The characters were amazing and feel-able, the setting lovely, and the plot sucked me in.

    Lia was such a sweet dear and a character that made me just want to grab her and hug her. (And save her from Bioti!)

    Raoul was amazing too. His inner struggles and search for his daughter was just... <3 <3 I especially liked the relationship between Raoul and Jolin. Raoul was ready to run off into any situation, and Jolin was there to hold him back. I'm pretty sure Raoul would've ended up in trouble without Jolin around to keep him sane. ;)

    Dumphey and Noel were so sweet too, always looking out for Lia! <3

    The antagonist storyline was very well done. Bioti and her decisions never felt 'forced' or unrealistic.

    The medieval-fantasy setting! Don't even get me started. Ahh, the people and town names were all sooo pretty. <3

    Ordinarily speaking, I wouldn't have minded a closer connection to the original Cinderella story. But for this? It was perfect as it was. ^.^

    If you enjoy fairytale retellings, particularly subtle ones with unique twists, then the Tales of Faith series is for you!

    **I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.**

  • Hannah
    Mar 10, 2017

    Enjoyable story...full review when published!

  • Sarah Briel
    May 11, 2017

    The Secret Slipper was one of the sweetest Christian books I’ve read this year.

    It’s technically the sequel/companion to the beautiful Befriending The Beast. That being said, The Secret Slipper works perfectly fine as a stand-alone. Like, I haven’t read Befriending the Best in around … 9 months and forgot most of the details but The Secret Slipper made perfect sense, save for about 5 sentences at the beginning of the book which made way more sense when I actually remembered stuff. As I’m re-readi

    The Secret Slipper was one of the sweetest Christian books I’ve read this year.

    It’s technically the sequel/companion to the beautiful Befriending The Beast. That being said, The Secret Slipper works perfectly fine as a stand-alone. Like, I haven’t read Befriending the Best in around … 9 months and forgot most of the details but The Secret Slipper made perfect sense, save for about 5 sentences at the beginning of the book which made way more sense when I actually remembered stuff. As I’m re-reading Befriending The Beast, it does connect it beautifully.

    - The characters were awesome. I feel like these were slightly more in depth than Befriending The Beast. They were very realistic and I seriously suffered along beside them in their pain and felt elated at their happiness.

    - The duel points of view worked wonders. I’ve oftentimes come across books that have way too much character head hopping going on that serves no point. Even in books with only two character PoV’s, they oftentimes fall short or really make no sense.

    There’s just enough tension on both sides of the story, the perfect amount shown of the thoughts of both Raoul and Lia, that the duel points of view were perfection!

    - Lia’s and how she dealt with her deformity and life in general was really nice. I loved the real look into the bitter emotions behind everything, how she worked her way around it and knew she was capable and strong even with her deformity. Just … asdfjlnaerg. I said it before but I have to say it again the characters were epic. They were just so real and emotional and I’m going to go flail around on the ground for an hour because they were so lovely. I loved Lia’s entire outlook and how real it was.

    - Same with Raoul his entire outlook was also cool. I’m going to try to resist squealing about the characters for a year though, so bear with me.

    - The Christianity … Ach. This was so inspiring. It was beautifully written, not coming off as preachy, but also not afraid to tell the truth. Most books these days, even books labelled “Christian” aren’t really Christian. That can’t be said about The Secret Slipper. I’m not going to go too deep into the Christian message and spoil anything for any of you guys who haven’t read this yet but let me tell you: it’s beautiful and it was inspiring and I think I really needed to hear this again.

    The fairy tale aspect is interesting and really different. I don’t think I really have to say that most fairy tale retellings are getting kind of old. They’re predictable, generic and full of cliches. This one really wasn’t. I wouldn’t say it’s an exact retelling, it’s more of … there are aspects in this book that are based off Cinderella. So if you’re not into retellings … have no fear, this one isn’t quite the same as all the others, and if you are into them … read this anyway! ;)

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    Which, lemme tell you, is

    refreshing when it comes to books, especially fairy-tale retellings which are kind of shoving romance in your face. The nice thing though, is it really didn't need romance! The relationship between father and daughter was the perfect twist to the original fairy-tale.

    Honestly there weren’t that many things that I disliked, but just to mention …

    - I wished it was longer. The story wasn’t exactly lacking anything, and no one part was rushed, but it was so. short. As an aspiring author I can completely understand this, but the reader part in my head was longing for more.

    - The names … were confusing … I mean, I didn’t dislike them but my poor little brain that’s realllly bad at remembering names was hurting. We have Raoul, two servant type guys, Lia, Lia’s two friends, Lia’s two step-sisters, Lia’s “step-mum” and others who don’t pop up this much. Like … how am I supposed to keep track of Lia’s friends and which one of the Raoul’s buddies is which as ahhhh … Albeit, this is kind of my fault for having a weird brain but … y’know. ;)

    And … honestly that’s all that comes to mind right now?

    My overall rating turned out to be 4.5 stars. There's a lovely, lovely lil book here. :D

  • Kellyn Roth
    Apr 26, 2017

    Beta read. Review and rating coming when I read it again for review. :)

  • Sarah Grace
    May 04, 2017

    Wow! This was SO good! I loved it. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't put it down! I loved the fact that this was based on a father\daughter relationship as opposed to your stereotypical romance. I am always a sucker for a father\daughter story, and this one didn't disappoint! I also love how non-cliché it was. Based off Cinderella, yet so different. Never did I think, "wow, that was so expected, just like Cinderella!".

    I love how realistic Lord Kiralyn was; he was by no means per

    Wow! This was SO good! I loved it. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't put it down! I loved the fact that this was based on a father\daughter relationship as opposed to your stereotypical romance. I am always a sucker for a father\daughter story, and this one didn't disappoint! I also love how non-cliché it was. Based off Cinderella, yet so different. Never did I think, "wow, that was so expected, just like Cinderella!".

    I love how realistic Lord Kiralyn was; he was by no means perfect, and struggled with anger, and letting things go to God. His character arc was very well done, and so realistic! I felt like Ellia's was slightly lacking, but still very good. Similarly, Lia was not your typical oh-so-patient and perfect Cinderella either; she had real issues too, which made her far more relatable than Cinderella, which I loved.

    The writing was very well done, and had very few typos. It was clear and concise, yet still flowery and beautiful. I love how Amanda attempted to use "Old English" dialogue. It really lent to the story without confusing it.

    I have loved nearly all of the Amanda Tero novels I have read. Her stories are such that I would not be afraid to give to my younger siblings. I can trust that there will be no excessive violence, romance, language, or other explicit details. Highly recommend this and all of Amanda's works!

  • Leona
    May 09, 2017

    This was such a great book! It literally made me cry at the end! It is a fairly short read (I read it in one afternoon), but is definitely worth it. ;) I can't say that it really seems much like Cinderella (which I like; as you probably know, I'm not one for romance), but it is still a great book. :) I'm also not one for fantasy, but this book fit to my tastes quite well. ;) I might have to start trying more Christian fantasy, apparently! It did not have any magic or anything (another thing that

    This was such a great book! It literally made me cry at the end! It is a fairly short read (I read it in one afternoon), but is definitely worth it. ;) I can't say that it really seems much like Cinderella (which I like; as you probably know, I'm not one for romance), but it is still a great book. :) I'm also not one for fantasy, but this book fit to my tastes quite well. ;) I might have to start trying more Christian fantasy, apparently! It did not have any magic or anything (another thing that I like :P ). I'm trying to decide if I should give more details... Okay, I will. ;) (if you don't like spoilers, you probably shouldn't read this next section; I pointed out spoilers specifically, but still...)

    There were a bunch of twists to the story (the one that caught me most off guard was SPOILER!! that Galien killed the informer {can't remember his name right now- lol} SPOILER END!!). I did not expect SPOILER!! Lia to go to the dungeon; but that was a good thing, because then she asked the Lord into her heart SPOILER END!!. It had a great message of trusting the Lord throughout SPOILER!!, like when Raoul prays, etc. SPOILER END!!.

    So, basically, YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!! I feel like I'm saying that a lot lately, but it's really true!! :) Thanks for letting me review it, Amanda!

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

  • Victoria Minks
    May 28, 2017

    I really enjoyed this sequel to "Befriending the Beast" by Amanda Tero. It took me a minute to get refocused on who was who in the beginning but the preface was really intriguing and I quite liked that part. The storyline is very well done and I think younger girls, in particular, would love the book! My favorite thing about it... well, it's a toss-up between the characters and the descriptions. For some reason I just love Amanda's descriptions--they're beautiful and very vivid. But the characte

    I really enjoyed this sequel to "Befriending the Beast" by Amanda Tero. It took me a minute to get refocused on who was who in the beginning but the preface was really intriguing and I quite liked that part. The storyline is very well done and I think younger girls, in particular, would love the book! My favorite thing about it... well, it's a toss-up between the characters and the descriptions. For some reason I just love Amanda's descriptions--they're beautiful and very vivid. But the characters in this story are just awesome. They were well-rounded and interesting, and I'd have to admit captured my fancy quicker (and more) than the characters in the first book of the series. Dumphrey and Noel are by far my favorite characters--I love them! But I thought that Lia and Raoul were also done in an excellent fashion. The Christian themes throughout it were a good reminder and written well, and the salvation scene was also great. Overall, I thought the book was super sweet and held one's attention with a nice mystery and intriguing plot-line. Especially for young girls, I think this is a lovely little book. ;)


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