Today, I have the pleasure of being part of Jennifer Kloester's Blog Tour for her debut novel The Cinderella Moment! Out and available today on Amazon, I'd like to say congrats and Happy Book Birthday to you, Jennifer!
Angel Moncoeur ("Cinderella") is the daughter of the housekeeper of a wealthy NYC household. Money has never stood in the way of her ambition to become a successful fashion designer. With the prestigious Teen Couture contest around the corner, she slaves away at her designs only to have them stolen by Clarissa ("the evil step-sister"). The chance for Angel to travel to Paris to right the wrong-doing whilst masquerading as Lily (Angel's best friend) arises and off she goes. Swept up into the world of haute couture and old money, Angel finds herself making a friend, bonding with her bff's estranged grandmama ("the godmother") and, of course, a boy--Nick ("the prince"). We follow Angel in her adventures in the city of love and fashion. Will she be able to expose Clarissa before she's exposed as an imposter?
Jennifer Kloester definitely has all the ingredients for a perfect Cinderella Moment without being too cheesy. As a pseudo-fashionista, I definitely appreciated the couture-infused storyline--and what better setting for the story than Paris? The Cinderella Moment was a very enjoyable read. I'd say it's the classic tale of Cinderella with a modern Gossip Girl twist. There's all the parts of the classic Cinderella tale and there's enough scheming, drama, boys and even polo matches to make Blair and Serena feel right at home!
Purchase the Kindle edition of The Cinderella Moment on amazon.ca!
Let the masquerade begin!
Angel Moncoeur has always wanted to be a fashion designer, but without money or connections, it's going to be a challenge. When an opportunity to leave her home in New York and head to Paris appears, Angel grabs it – even if it means masquerading as her best friend Lily. That can't be too hard, can it? But when she falls in love with her very own Prince Charming who thinks she's someone else, Angel embarks on a plan to secure her happily ever after.
THE CINDERELLA MOMENT is a fabulously fun story about high society, mistaken identity, love, betrayal, friendship – and great clothes
A little bit about Jennifer Kloester: Jennifer loves to escape into a good book. She began writing when she was little and grew up in a house full of books. She was living in the jungle in Papua New Guinea (truly!) when she discovered Georgette Heyer's wonderful historical romances. She quickly became addicted and multiple re-reads later still can't pin down her favourite. When not writing, Jennifer does karate and love to hang out with her husband (who she's still trying to get into Regency garb) and their three nomadic children.