Being a teen-ager during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher.
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated.
Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it's too late.
After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve
So at first I thought that this book was going to be a Cinderella retelling but I quickly realized that was not going to be the case.It takes the magic of Cinderella's tale picking out bits and pieces that are used to tell an entirely different story that is, all in all, intriguing and adorable
The story itself follows Kate as she tries to follow her dream of creating window displays in the department store she works at, but it's the 1940's and this isn't something a woman does. I really loved Kate as a character. She was strong willed and knew what she wanted. Of course she made a couple of silly mistakes a long the way but - after a little push - she always made the right decision in the end. The character of Johnny is the perfect book crush.. He's snarky but in a good-natured way.He didn't hold a grudge, and he was a darn good letter writer. The relationship between Johnny Day & Kate was super sweet.The cast of characters was wonderful and the plot while slow paced at times kept you wanting more. The only thing that bothered me about the book was how during the first half of the book with the constant letters back and forth during the war, the time mysteriously jumped.... Other than this I enjoyed Cinderella's Dress.
The cover is pretty breath taking, I just love it.i'd recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction mixed with fairy tales. This book also leaves many questions unanswered so be prepared...possible sequel 3/5