The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero

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About The Book

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 is 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?

About the Author

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels.

If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

My Review

The Secret Slipper is a young adult novel with a sweet message of a father's love--both an earthly father and the Heavenly Father.  

What I Loved:

Amanda Tero successfully tapped into the emotions of the characters. The book kept my attention and moved at a good pace. The setting was detailed in a way that I could picture. It was a light, easy read that I can see teens enjoying.  It's a twist on a Cinderella story with a focus on a long-lost relationship rather than a romance.

What I Didn't Like:

The story was a little short and the plot a little simplistic, but I didn't feel that it took away from the story. I couldn't stand the stepmother! I mean, Amanda did a beautiful job creating an antagonist you hated. 

Final Thoughts: 

I'd suggest this book for anyone looking for a sweet, light read with a little bit of intrigue. I give this book 4/5 stars. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. No review was required and all opinions are my own. 

Guest Post from Amanda Tero


Do you ever have plans that come up from almost nowhere? That is kind of how “The Secret Slipper” started. I had written a fun novella, “Befriending the Beast.” It was a stand-alone. Just for fun. My relief project during a longer project. Well, no sooner had “Befriending the Beast” released when a friend asked me, “Hey, have you considered a father/daughter Cinderella story?” That night I stayed up until after midnight, mulling over ideas and coming up with the title. Lord Kiralyn, who appeared in “Befriending the Beast” as Belle’s uncle now had a story—involving a daughter that I didn’t know existed, but whose existence created a whirlwind of adventure, heartache, and excitement. And now that I have two books in the series, my brain is already pulling at ideas for a book three. But that’s another story for another day.



To celebrate her tour, Amanda is giving away a grand prize of paperback copies of Amanda’s three novellas: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, and The Secret Slipper.Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


    1. momentsdippedinink

      I’m glad you stopped by. It’s a good read.

  1. Trixi

    I’ve been following along the blog hop and enjoying it so much 🙂 The books sound good and meeting a young and upcoming author is the best part. Thanks for participating and the giveaway chance!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I’m so glad! Thank you for stopping by.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I loved being part of the tour. Thank you for the opportunity.

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