Desperately Ever After

Book One

Fiction - Chick Lit
298 Pages
Reviewed on 04/30/2018
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Author Biography

Laura Kenyon is an award-winning journalist and the author of three novels, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER, DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, and SKIPPING MIDNIGHT. Her stories and articles have appeared in Kiwi Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Just Labs, Serendipity, The Improper Bostonian, InD'tale, and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, as well as in myriad newspapers and at PrickoftheSpindle.com. Her first book was a National Indie Excellence Awards chick-lit finalist. The Boston College graduate does not live in a castle, but has been blessed with a heroic prince charming, two beautiful princesses, and a noble steed.

She loves connecting with readers on her blog (laurakenyon.com), Twitter (@laura_kenyon), and Facebook (laurakenyonwrites).

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite

LOL! I really don’t know how else to start off this review, because what a fun and humorous concept for a novel. Laura Kenyon brings us Desperately Ever After, which is book one in the Desperately Ever After Trilogy. Our main characters are Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Dawn and Penelopea – yes, our beloved Disney princesses. But this is the real world for the princesses – albeit some magical aspects, of course – but the ladies deal with turning thirty, cheating husbands, and the quest to find true love. And let’s not forget those pesky mothers-in-law either! It’s life after happily ever after…

I loved the concept for Desperately Ever After. I’m such a fan of Disney princesses – Belle and Jasmine being my top two, personally – so this was such a hoot to read. Of course, I would have hoped the ladies had better luck than the majority of the characters in here, but I guess that’s reality, huh? The story lines were serious yet humorous, magical yet real, and overall I had a pretty fun time reading book one. I will say that sometimes I actually got the characters mixed up – Penelopea and Rapunzel in particular – because there is definitely is a lot happening and all at once. The middle slowed down just slightly for me, but I was happy to see the ending pick it back up again and hold my interest. This is the first book in a trilogy and I would definitely read the other two as well!