As a young girl, Jessie Woods fell in love with the story of Cinderella and dreamed that her life would turn out the same way. So when she was 18, she left her stepmother and stepsisters behind for a dream life as a television host, complete with a million dollar mansion and the dream boyfriend.
But then Jessie makes a split-second mistake on-air and her life falls to pieces. With no job, boyfriend or money, Jessie is forced to move back home with her stepmum and evil stepsisters. Will Jessie be forced into a new life in which she works around the home to earn her keep, or will she get a second chance at the Cinderella life?
Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother by Claudia Carroll is a fun update on a well-known story. When I first picked up the book I didn't realize that there would be the many Cinderella references, and when I read about them I thought this was going to be a cookie cutter modern update on the story. But Carroll's great twist on the story made this book a fun, quick read that I didn't want to put down.
There is humour and warmth in this story. The book has all the typical elements of a chick lit novel but definitely stands out in the pack.