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The Shadow in the Glass – JJA Harwood

9 September 2021
The Shadow in the Glass Book Cover The Shadow in the Glass
J. J. A. Harwood
Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller
3 March 2021

Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid.

Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter.

One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price and Ella must to decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay it.

A smouldering, terrifying new spin on Cinderella – perfect for fans of Laura Purcell and Erin Morgenstern.

Before sharing how I feel about the story, I’d like to point out how beautifully and cleverly written The Shadow in the Glass is. Somehow, Harwood successfully makes the…