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Stephanie Alexander gives happily ever after a mature dose of reality by combining magic with medieval conventions and male-dominant politics, adding a sophisticated and fantastical twist to the beloved Cinderella fairy tale. Readers who enjoy witches, wizards, unicorns, and dragons will be especially intrigued by the mythology behind the beautiful kingdom of Cartheigh. 
- Anita Grace Howard, author of Splintered (Amulet Books)

Ms. Alexander weaves her fairytale world and modern day realities into a gripping intricately braided story that kept me coming back to the page. Hauntingly beautiful.
- Ann Hite, author of Ghost On Black Mountain (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster)

Stephanie Alexander has put an irresistible and compulsively-readable spin on the Cinderella story, crafting a sensuous and sumptuous tale that will captivate anyone who thinks they know what happens in happily every after. Dear reader, prepare to be enchanted.
- Erika Marks, author of Little Gale Gumbo (NAL/Penguin)

For the first time in a long time, I found a story I simply couldn't put down! What a fantastic find. Alexander weaves together a rich, detailed fantasy world and a complex, strong female character with the shadows of a favorite fairy tale to create a story I won't soon forget. I can't wait for the sequels!! This is an absolute must-read!
- Reader review of The Cracked Slipper, Amazon.com

Stephanie Alexander gives happily ever after a dose of reality by combining magic with medieval conventions and male-dominant politics, adding a sophisticated and fantastical twist to the beloved Cinderella fairy tale. Readers who enjoy witches, wizards, unicorns, and dragons will be especially intrigued by the mythology behind the beautiful kingdom of Cartheigh.
- Anita Grace Howard, author of Splintered (Amulet Books)

Ms. Alexander weaves her fairytale world and modern day realities into a gripping intricately braided story that kept me coming back to the page. Hauntingly beautiful.
- Ann Hite, author of Ghost On Black Mountain (Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster)

Stephanie Alexander has put an irresistible and compulsively-readable spin on the Cinderella story, crafting a sensuous and sumptuous tale that will captivate anyone who thinks they know what happens in happily every after. Dear reader, prepare to be enchanted.
- Erika Marks, author of Little Gale Gumbo (NAL/Penguin)

Although Stephanie Alexander's novel is a re-imagining of the Cinderella fairy tale, she quickly builds a world and story of her own, so rich in characters, setting, and fantasy-mixed-with-the-perfect-amount-of-realism that reading it felt like discovering a timeless classic for the first time? no character is entirely what he or she seems, no answer as easy as yes or no, good and evil. Even the forbidden love between Eleanor and Dorian (who completely swept me off my feet, by the way) is complex, tender? and completely captivating?The Cracked Slipper is the rare gem of a fairy tale that I'd actually want to?and can?believe in.
- Reader review of The Cracked Slipper, Amazon.com

This book was an excellent story of infatuation, betrayal, magic, and love. It had a lot of realism of everyday life, but a touch of unicorns and dragons and magic and witches. I did not want to put it down. As a matter of fact, I read the book twice. Now I'm onto the next in the series...again!
- Reader review of The Cracked Slipper, Amazon.com

For the first time in a long time, I found a story I simply couldn't put down! What a fantastic find. Alexander weaves together a rich, detailed fantasy world and a complex, strong female character with the shadows of a favorite fairy tale to create a story I won't soon forget. I can't wait for the sequels!! This is an absolute must-read!
- Reader review of The Cracked Slipper, Amazon.com