The Wicked Sister
A really fun twist on a classic story…
By Virginia Barlow
Turning the Cinderella tale on its head with several twists in the middle, this historical romance is a great escape read. I enjoyed curling up in front of a warm fire to get lost in it but this is also a perfect beach read.
While most Cinderella retellings have one poor picked upon girl at the mercy of her stepmother and sisters, this time the single sister is evil. Not just wicked -- EVIL.
I was rooting for Anastasia to have some backbone and really let Rella have it, but her nature is so sweet and she is the dutiful daughter. If she hurts anyone, it is going to be herself.
Fortunately she meets a man who can love her as she is.
Not that this goes without complications.
I do not want to give the story away. I enjoyed letting it unfold at its own pace.