Cinderella and the Devil

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Alicia Montoya, friendless and fatherless, runs away from home to escape a life of brutal abuse at the hands of Gary, the son of the house where her mother works as a maid. A story involving Faery Foster Parents, opera, Vikings, Richard Whittington and his Cat, life in a small town, Pedro the Shetland Pony, and the ultimate triumph of Good over Evil. Plus a bit of petty revenge for the loose ends. More

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About Fred Pruitt

Fred Pruitt is somebody's grampaw. He's retired from both the Army and from a second career. He has lived in many, though not all, parts of the world. He read Robert Heinlein from about the time he was twelve, starting with his boys' books, through Stranger in a Strange Land. He has read The Virginian three times, and enjoys Raphael Sabatini. He's enjoying retirement by writing his own books about people he's known, putting them in situations they were never in in real life.

About the Series: Poconos Life
Strange things happen in the Poconos:

A 17-year-old girl runs away from a life of abuse in California, meets her Prince Charming and her Faerie Foster Parents, and they all live happily ever after.

A young girl whose life is going nowhere takes a summer job with a successful business man. When her life crashes he's the one who rides to the rescue, smiting the villain and tending to her emotional hurts. She suddenly finds herself with the father she's never had, and the sweetheart she's always wanted, in a single person. Somehow they have to walk the fine line between being employer-protege and being the principles in a really dirty story.

The same couple, seven years later, happily married, try to help their friend Ben when he's unfairly convicted in a drug conspiracy. This stirs a hornets' next full of bad guys to try and make their lives miserable.

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Review by: Jenifer Sawicki on Nov. 16, 2015 :
Love it, love it, love it!

As good as the author's _Phoebe Clayton: A Story of Love and Furniture_, which sadly is not available on Smashwords because it is on Amazon. I suspect one day both books will be considered classical literature, alongside Jane Austen (another of my favourites), but not the overly emotional Bronte sisters.

This is a story of people I would like to know: intelligent, well-read, hard working, full of love and laughter, not held back or whining about the imperfections of their lives, turning their hand with a will to the tasks life brings to them, and learning what they need to know in order to do them well -- the kind of joyous, taking-big-bites-of-life real people Americans are, not those weak, pallid things one sees on the New York Times best seller lists, who make me want to shake them out of their long-winded, pseudointellectual soliloquies with a bit from Auntie Mame: "Life's a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

This is a story for the banquet lovers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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