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She should resist him but to rescue the unicorn Ellie needs the prince's helpServing as Controller of Magical Creatures at the illustrious Faraway Castle resort Ellie Calmer knows her place She is a servant and she has no business thinking about handsome Prince Omar a regular visitor at the resort much less talking to him But then a unicorn on the resort grounds attacks a party of riders frightening the guests and a band of young and adventurous nobles decide to hunt it down Suddenly Ellie needs Omar's help She knows something must be wrong to have driven the unicorn to such desperate extremes Can she and Omar find the unicorn before it's too late? And will she somehow protect her heart against the irresistible attraction she feels for the kind and gentle prince?


10 thoughts on “Ellie and the Prince (Faraway Castle, #1)

  1. says:

    💝 FREE on today 492018💝BlurbEnter the world of Faraway Castle and live the magic and the romance Serving as Controller of Magical Creatures at the illustrious Faraway Castle resort Ellie Calmer knows her place She is a servant and she has no business thinking about handsome Prince Omar a regular visitor at the resort much less talking to him But then a unicorn on the resort grounds attacks a party of riders frightening the guests and a band of young and adventurous nobles decide to hunt it down Suddenly Ellie needs Omar's help She knows something must be wrong to have driven the unicorn to such desperate extremes Can she and Omar find the unicorn before it's too late? And will she somehow protect her heart against the irresistible attraction she feels for the kind and gentle prince?


  2. says:

    Richly woven retelling of Cinderella There were so many things I enjoyed about this book that I hardly know where to begin First I truly appreciated the characters Ellie is kind selfless and dedicated to helping all the creatures and critters under her care And Prince Omar is a true gentleman one who is unspoiled by his wealth and position a true prince among princes The romance is especially well done it comes from the heart rather than raging hormones Then there was the world of Faraway Castle so beautifully described without being overdone that I could picture it all from the spray on the lake to the sun on my face and the elegant Summer Ball brimming with gowns and tuxedos I could even envision the unicorn as a real creature definitely one of my favorite sections of the book as it was written so well The plotline gave me plenty of surprises and certainly kept things interesting On top of all that I was just generally amazed at the way the author managed to very creatively cover all the elements of the Cinderella story in her retelling And while all this is wonderful to me Cinderella has always been much than a simple girl wins prince kind of story I've always seen a deeper meaning to the tale a moral of the story moment in that goodness and kindness virtues not revered so much in this modern world are really what wins out in the end I especially appreciate how this Cinderella stays true to herself; while others around her may be nasty and cruel she chooses to take the high road and not react by stooping to their level I thought the author did an especially good job in showing this aspect of the story This is a fantastic magical book for old and young alike one that will take you away as you turn the pages and I highly recommend it


  3. says:

    Sweet and heartwarming aren't usually descriptions that can be used of the books I enjoy but there are times in everyone's life when one just needs to read something totally sweet and fluffy and comforting and this hit that particular spot for me this week This is a book that is the euivalent of being wrapped in a soft fluffy bedspread and having a friend hand you a cup of hot chocolate and then sit down and pat your hand for a while


  4. says:

    At this point I have read the two preuels to J M Stengl's Faraway Castle book I enjoyed both and totally fell for The Little Siren I think although not necessary reading these preuels really helped me jump into her world smoothly for this novel She's set up a world full of both magical and non magical knowledgeable and ignorant characters She's combined a fantasyfairy tale feel with modern toys and attitudes and I think mixed them fairly well There were a few confusing moments as a result of this mashup but overall I didn't find it a hindrance The story is set on the grounds of a summer resort that gathers a hodgepodge of cultures and people from the surrounding lands Despite our varied cast we get very little political or social information about the surrounding kingdoms which I found kind of disappointing personally There weren't very many distinctions other than an accent and some physical characteristics to set the different nationalities apart so I never really remembered who was from where and it never really felt important Perhaps it isn't but I always love digging into the culture of a fantasy world like this As for the characters themselves I loved them The supporting cast was phenomenal and I have high hopes to see of them as each of their stories unfold Omar was delightful I loved his family and how he interacted with both the children and his parents I loved seeing things from his perspective occasionally and he had an admirable character He is a good role model both for the characters in the book and those reading it He respected Ellie her wishes and her needs That's difficult to find in today's books Similarly Ellie made me smile She was human She had fears and doubts but she was strong and lived with integrity They made a cute couple and because of their long history I didn't have the overwhelming sense of insta love The book was filled with mysterious characters fun characters and the promise of many to come Oh and oh my gosh I think Briar was my favorite out of the whole lot of them I can't wait to see his storyThe plot was well paced though not necessarily a page turner That said I did uh read it in a day blush without noticing I saw many nods to the classic Cinderella story but the story was its own and maintained an original air that I also admired There were some obvious setups for stories to come which I am super excited about I am positively dying for The Scholar and the Siren y'all Many components of the story threaded together very nicely but I felt like the end was kind of abrupt I don't know it wasn't an oh how convenient feeling but rather a slightly disappointed that it wasn't set up better feeling The last two chapters were packed with ending that maybe could have been stretched out a little bit to relieve some of the abruptness That said I still really really enjoyed this story from beginning to end and very much look forward to all of the strings left unattended The book was well written and I only found a few typos and one boo boo Clean sweet romance No foul language No violenceNote I did receive a free advanced copy of the ebook from the author Thank you


  5. says:

    I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review But I can unhesitatingly say I loved it This story was a fun retelling of Cinderella had lots of allusions to the original story but wasn’t a rigid retelling so there was lots of room to play There were stepsister figures a stepmother figure obviously a prince glass slippers magic and a ball I remarked to my husband that a good story makes you get excited about a possibility and then gives it to you That was definitely me with one of the twists in the story “Wouldn’t it be cool if?” “I’ll bet that’s what’s going on” “I totally called it”I am looking forward to in this series There were definitely hints of the Siren and the Scholar and I believe I also Met the Beast character for a Beauty and the Beast retelling which is my favorite fairy tale


  6. says:

    Just as fun as the preuel novella Ellie and Omar have such a sweet relationship and this world is just so much fun with its mix of modern and fairy tale This book reminds me a lot of KM Shea's fairy tale books and I would recommend them to readers who love those books


  7. says:

    Very sweet storyThis book was so darling The characters were sweet and lovable and the plot was simple but had many surprising twists I didn’t see coming I especially loved how it wasn’t just a Cinderella story but that multiple fairytales cleverly wove together Little Mermaid Beauty and the Beast possibly Sleeping BeautyI cant wait to read the next bookOh and the adorable animals Don’t get me started on Cinder Sprites


  8. says:

    This is the perfect sweet soothing read for those days you find yourself frowning or grinding your teeth too much it will leave you with a sappy smile and a heartwarming feeling While it is very much its own new story there are enough of Cinderella’s elements here and there reimagined in a way that fits perfectly with the story such as the heroine’s ability to ‘talk’ to and influence the animals including the mouse like cinder sprites and the unicorn at the center of this story Her gift leads to her being employed in the Faraway Castle — a resort like place royals from all over visit — and that’s how she meets Prince Omar and they have an instant connectionbut she’s not allowed to fraternize with guests as an employee What is she supposed to do especially with the Director breathing down her neck and just itching for an excuse to fire her?Then things get worse when one of the animals under her care upsets some of the guests and nobles now want to hunt it down for sport Ellie now has no choice but to reach out to Prince Omar for help and they team up to save her unicorn and in their uest they discover some stuff about Ellie’s mysterious background and how deep their love for each other truly goesThe setting is so interesting it’s not the medieval fantasy you go in expecting in most adaptations and has a lot of modern elements that go very well with the magic almost like it’s an alternate universe of our own world which makes the set up of our story involving a magical creature zoo so much enjoyableI finished this book feeling sad that Faraway Castle doesn’t actually exist but the closest I can get to visiting it is to see it again in new ways through the eyes of the heroines of the next few books in the series And I will do just that


  9. says:

    I loved Ellie and the Prince Our main character is sweet and kind with a powerful gift She's head over heels in a forbidden love too This story is light edited to perfection and filled with characters that will melt your heart My favorite is Geraldo He never ceases to make me smile I would definitely recommend this book And I dare say it's the perfect read for the twelve year old daughter wanting to branch into the world of YA books I would let my nine year olds read it if they could Thank you for the lovely story


  10. says:

    This was a fun Cinder ella story My second book by JM Stengl and first stand aloneI enjoyed that this broke the mold for traditional Cinderella stories Although I felt the romance part a bit lacking for my taste This is a modern fantasy So don't think you're going to find the standard tropes You won't be wanting them after you read this anywayEllie does not live in the home of her evil stepmother stepsisters She in fact has a job as a magical creature rescuer at a fancy resort for the rich famous Nice twist Yes there are unicorns but I found the sprites to steal the show I loved those little onesAnd then prince Omar He was cute Not necessarily in looks but in attitude Here comes prince charming as a mathematician and extremely shy Is he hounded by the elite in his kingdom? Well it wouldn't be Cinderella if there weren't mean girls fighting over himI liked how Ms Stengl added the Disney title Cinder Ellie into the read It was adorable especially coming from all of Omar's siblingsThen the biggest twist of all was the griffin and their bizarre ways I liked that Ellie still arrived in the coach and horses while others arrived in limousines Cherry on topGive this one a go It was super cute and fun I liked all the supposed trouble our heroine found herself in by the evil director at the resort