All the Ever Afters By Danielle Teller
All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother is historic fiction novel by Danielle Teller, printed in 2018.
In the vein of Depraved, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Fowl, a luminous reimagining of a basic story, advised from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother.
Everyone knows the story of Cinderella. Or can we?
As rumors about the merciless upbringing of lovely newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who is aware of all too properly about hardship, privately data the true story. . . .
A peasant born into serfdom, Agnes is separated from her household and compelled into servitude as a laundress’s apprentice when she is barely ten years previous. Utilizing her wits and ingenuity, she escapes her tyrannical matron and makes her means towards a hopeful future. When teenaged Agnes is seduced by an older man and turns into pregnant, she is remodeled by love for her baby. As soon as once more left penniless, Agnes has no selection however to return to servitude at the manor she thought she had left behind. Her new place is nursemaid to Ella, an otherworldly toddler. She struggles to like the baby who in time turns into her stepdaughter and, finally, the celebrated princess who embodies everybody’s unattainable fantasies. The story of their relationship reveals that nothing is what it appears, that magnificence just isn’t at all times fascinating, and that love can tackle many guises.
Lyrically advised, emotionally evocative, and brilliantly perceptive, All the Ever Afters explores the hidden complexities that lie beneath basic tales of excellent and evil, all the whereas exhibiting us that how we confront adversity reveals a extra profound, and in the end extra essential, reality than the perfect of “fortunately ever after.”