The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero (blog tour)

Title: The Secret Slipper

Author: Amanda Tero

Series: Tales of Faith, #2 (can function as stand-alone)

Genre: Christian Fairytale Retelling

Setting: non-magical fantasy world

Publisher: Amanda Tero

Source: from author (in exchange for honest review)

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

The Secret Slipper by Kellyn Roth


Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose was to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

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Just as with Befriending the Beast, I loved this book. It was definitely a five-star read, and, as with BtB (what? I like acronyms!), it was special. I love the idea of retelling fairytales with father/daughter relationships. It’s sweet and an amazingly creative twist.

(Note: all the blog tour stuff is at the bottom of this post, including a giveaway, info about the other tour stops, etc. Be sure to check it out!)

Plot: 5/5

I tried so hard to come up with something to say here other than the fact that it was amazing, and I did manage to come up wit the fact that a twist at the end seemed a little out-of-nowhere. But, then, that’s kind of the point of a plot twist, right?

Basically, it was a sweet story – and at times a heartbreaking story – that was amazingly original. I especially like the whole thing with Lia’s crippled foot. That has got to be the best take on the slipper story ever!

Characters: 4/5

I had trouble keeping a few of them separated in my head, but, overall, they were great.

Lia was such a sweetie, and I really felt for her! I just wanted to give her a hug. And tell her about Jesus. Because she really needed Him, poor baby!

Raoul‘s character arc was really impressive. I felt bad for him, although I don’t think I really identified with him that much.

Dumphey and Noel were awesome. I love how they took care of Lia, especially Dumphey!

Jolin has got to be the best supporting character ever.

Bioti was awful. Some of her motivations didn’t make sense to me, but I guess she’s just a disturbed lady …

Setting: 4/5

I feel like this could have been done a little better, but it was pretty good. The descriptions of the village, the forest, and such were great. I would have liked to understand the feudal system in this imaginary world a little better, but we can’t have everything, especially in a novella.

Writing: 5/5

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I really like Amanda Tero’s writing style. It’s really neat and minimalistic, but it’s also somewhat flowery and old-fashioned. It just gives me a happy feeling.

Theme: 5/5

After reading another of Miss Tero’s books, Journey to Love, I remember emailing the author and saying that she had really inspired me … and that was true!

Content: 1.5/5

Language: n/a

Violence: mentions of dying/death, Bioti strikes Lia once or twice.

Sexual: n/a

Other: mentions of people dying in a plague, a scene in a jail, someone almost gets hung for thievery, a child was kidnapped in the past, Lia has club-foot.

Okay for all teens. More sensitive younger children may be a little disturbed by the idea of being kidnapped, hangings, etc. However, almost anyone should be able to read this book; it was very clean.

Overall: 4.5/5

The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero is a fantastic book (that I was have simply got to buy in paperback soon). I’d recommend it to any middle-grader or teenager who loves Christian fairytale retellings.

~Kellyn Roth~


As I said before, there’s a blog tour running! Be sure to check out the others posts, enter the giveaway, and maybe buy a copy of this book (as well as Befriending the Beast) for yourself!

Also Touring with “The Secret Slipper”

May 25, 2017

Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Release Day, Giveaway

Leila @ Leila Tualla’s Bookshelf | Spotlight

Faith @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections | Review, Giveaway

Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls | Review, Interview

May 26

Emily @ Zerina Blossom’s Books | Interview

Kendra @ Knitted By God’s Plan (Spotlight) and O’Scarlett Reviews (Review) | Spotlight, Review

Alicia @ A Brighter Destiny | Review, Giveaway

May 27

Anika @ This Journey Called Life | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Katie @ His Princess Warrior | Review, Giveaway

Sarah @ The Destiny of One | Spotlight

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Spotlight, Interview, Giveaway

May 29

Kate @ Once Upon an Ordinary | Review, Interview

Sarah @ Penumbra Reviews | Review

Dary @ Peculiar Miss Darcy | Character Interview

Julia @ My Joyful Journey with Jesus | Interview

May 30

Kenzi @ Honey Rock Hills | Review, Giveaway

Anita @ Christian Author: A.M. Heath  | Review

Judith @ JudithWNicholson  | Interview

May 31

Jesseca @ Whimsical Writings for His glory  | Spotlight, Review

Raechel @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae  | Spotlight, Review

Esther @ Purposeful Learning | Review, Interview, Giveaway

June 1

Kellyn @ Reveries Reviews  | Review

Victoria @ Victoria Minks Blog  | Spotlight, Review

Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook | Spotlight

June 2

Hanne @ RockandMinerals4Him | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Erica @ Roxbury Books Blog | Spotlight

Janell @ Views from the Window Friend  | Review

Crystal @ Crystal’s Adventures for Christ  | Spotlight, Review, Interview

June 3

Alexa @ Verbosity Reviews  | Spotlight

Faith @ Chosen Vessels  | Review

Melissa @ Clothed with Scarlet | Review, Interview, Giveaway


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7 thoughts on “The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero (blog tour)

  1. *big smile* throughout your whole review. 🙂 Especially that comment about Jolin. 😉 He wins. He absolutely does with being my favorite side-character. 😀 Thanks so much for your thorough and honest review! Thanks also for being a part of my blog tour!!

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