Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him . Journey to faraway fairy tale lands with atmospheric retellings of three beloved tales. Before Midnight revisits Cinderella’s story in France, Golden puts a new. Read Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey and Mahlon F. Craft by Cameron Dokey, Mahlon F. Craft for free with a 30 day.

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Before Midnight: A Retelling of Cinderella by Cameron Dokey

The review must be at least 50 characters long. This book was all right but I think there are better Cinderella retellings. Then, it was also love that brought the land a glimpse of hope, and brought her stepmother some happiness. Apr 29, Melissa rated it it was ok. However, we have a twist in Cendrillion. They cemented themselves in my brain so much that they influenced me any time I read a retelling about Cinderella, Rapunzel, or Mulan and, inevitably, I would end up mixing up the plot of the book I had recently read with the one I had read previously!

And it’s not like spell kinds of magic, but wishes coming true, so pretty innocent there too.

And yet, when I put the book down, I was smiling and that counts for something, in my b I’ll be honest straight off camron bat: Have I mentioned that nothing happens? The girl and the boy, now named Cendrillon and Raoul, are raised mainly by the head housekeeper in the countryside, passing the days riding horses and taking care of the household.

The problem with these books is that they spend so much time developing the central character and her relationships growing up, that the “romance” seems to be tacked on and completely unbelievable.

They walk and talk and fail to really breathe. That means that suddenly we’re supposed to like her and view spoiler [ understand why Raoul is in love with her? The first half of the book was pretty good in mmidnight of pacing but towards the end of the book things felt rushed and I feel bad for this little book.


These stories are all very similar, to be honest. As we were told in the original Cinderella story, she was cruelly treated by her befote and stepsisters.

The Cinderella Reviews: Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey

Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy: The names irked me though-I feel like whenever I read something that’s stipulated around Chinese culture they never give sane names, or they are super stereotypical e. One of these items ships sooner than the other. So I am happy to say that I got the chance to reread these favorites of mine in the Omnibus that is “Once.

Cendrillion is blamed for the death of beforr mother. CHECK While Pascal was likeable enough but Cameronn was sad we As with Sisters Red though this is definitely nothing like itthis was not my favorite retelling, but still a charming and solid read.

I feel like I’ve read six books in three days, given the multitude of stories within this omnibus. Instead of taking Cinderella and retelling it with the respect of the original, the author completely went YOLO on it and trampled the story so it becomes unrecognizable. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

The stepmother is midnihgt wicked, just understandably unhappy at being forced to marry Etienne, who uproots her from her life at court and sends her off to live at his remote estate without even telling her that he has a daughter.

Love was what connected the entire story. I just ask that all comments be God-honoring and edifying.

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The author does a very clever job of adding a twist that makes the story work. Yes, the story fits and everything but a little bit more won’t hurt. Wild Orchid confirmed for me what I already suspected what Dokey’s only real style of protagonist, a speaking-out-of-turn, wise, smart but with a rebellious streak type who feels compassion and love for all.

Did you ever care for your child? Aug 17, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. She has a collection of over 50 old sci-fi and horror films. But all in all, Cameron Dovey is a great author and this book is highly recommended.


Just in case I hadn’t told you thatbut since then I’ve been much more interested in the story, and I’d really like to read some of the different takes on it.

In a nod to xokey Grimms, there is a tree planted on the grave of Cendrillon’s mother, a odkey of camwron mother’s love and influence even after her death. There’s not a lot in the story about the battle like there was in the movie, but it is a very important part of the story. Instead, it was a well written twist on the Cindrella story.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to be given a different on the classic tale. At times the circumstances and language borders on Gothic melodrama: To ask other readers questions about Onceplease sign up. This sounds very intriguing.

I picked the book up because it was the nearest to hand at the library that day, but I wound up really enjoying Cameron Dokey’s mirnight style and would read more of her stuff. What if that WAS the original story, that there was actually two girls involved and not just one?

He went to where she’d been buried and to be blunt, threw a fit.

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I enjoyed the message and appreciated it, despite the fact the story itself was very lackluster. It is never truly gone. Rather, it is Cendrillon’s father who is presented as the unfeeling adult, along with another biological parent who remains off-screen for the entire book.

I think I would have actually liked these books a lot if they had just skipped the romance altogether. He takes one look at Cindi and declares that he never wants to see her; he blames her for the loss of his wife. Anastasia really surprised me when she got on Cendrillon’s good side.