Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Blog Tour: Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
Will Hawkins is just a simple stable boy. How can he hope to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.
Excellent story. I really enjoyed that it was told from Will's perspective. Most romance novels I've read are from the female's point of view and this difference really made the story for me. Will and Ella are both great characters.
This can be read as a stand alone book. It's been quite awhile since I read Just Ella and although I knew how it would end I really enjoyed this.
I love the twist to this story. I love how much Will loves Ella-to the point he'll give her up if that means she can be truly happy.
I loved Ella, so I was really excited to have a chance to read Ella's Will.
Will is such an amazing person. He is thoughtful, kind, and just a genuinely good guy - maybe a little bit too good, in that he is so concerned with what he thinks would be best for Ella that he almost takes himself out of the picture. It was kind of heartbreaking to read his point of view, knowing how much he cared for Ella.
I think that you really need to read Ella before reading this book, simply because you don't get as much detail about what Ella goes through in this book as you do in the first one, so it's not as easy to understand why Will is so protective of her.
This book is definitely a keeper though, and now I want to go back and re-read Ella again.
I couldn't wait to read this book, and let me just say that it did not disappoint. I love getting everyone's point of view in the story, so the repeat stuff didn't bother me. Actually, there wasn't much that repeated. Obviously there are somethings, but I was pleased with the lack of repetition. Right after I was done I went back and reread Ella, just to enjoy it all again :)
There are just two things that bothered me just a little. Will's friend is great, and I actually really liked him, but I'm not satisfied at all with his ending. Please, please, please tell me there will be more, or some happy clarification. It just can't end that way for him....it just can't. And then there was Will. He's great, right? You gotta love Will. But maybe sometimes he was just a little too perfect. Not enough for me to not like him, or really be hugely bothered by it, but it is there.
I loved this book, and will reread it and recommend it to my book-reading friends.
About the Author:
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.