The Enchanted Truth: A Modern-day Fairy Tale for Grown-up Girls

The Enchanted Truth: A Modern-day Fairy Tale for Grown-up Girls

by Kym Petrie

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Overview

In this humorous and insightful tale, a modern day princess finds herself single and asking for magical intervention to change her sorry love life. Rather than casting a spell to bring Prince Charming to her rescue, a savvy fairy godmother gives the tenderhearted damsel an unexpected gift. By entrusting her true thoughts and desires to an unlikely confidant, the young royal soon discovers that the person who could make her life everything she dreamed it would be has been with her all along.

As author Kym Petrie herself realized, every woman needs a froggy friend and a secret journal—and enough adventures with the girls to keep her heart pounding and her mind racing. Life is meant to be about happy beginnings . . . you can never have enough of them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015550627
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kym Petrie wrote The Enchanted Truth for a friend who was caught up in a disenchanting/disappointing search for Prince Charming. The tale had an unexpected impact; it inspired Kym to take a closer look at the choices she herself was making. Canadian born and bred, Kym is now living happily ever after with her family in South Carolina.

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The Enchanted Truth: A Modern-day Fairy Tale for Grown-up Girls 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JennyMess More than 1 year ago
I bought this after I saw a good write up of it in a magazine, I was really dissapointed. I knew it was short but it's only 27 pages. I thought it was poorly written, not cute or funny, it was basically a lecture about learning to love yourself instead of the wrong guy.
bhwrn1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd like to thank Net Galley and Greenleaf Book Group for the opportunity to read and review this book.Blurb from Goodreads: In this humorous and insightful tale, a modern day princess finds herself single and asking for magical intervention to change her sorry love life. Rather than casting a spell to bring Prince Charming to her rescue, a savvy fairy godmother gives the tenderhearted damsel an unexpected gift. By entrusting her true thoughts and desires to an unlikely confidant, the young royal soon discovers that the person who could make her life everything she dreamed it would be has been with her all along.As author Kym Petrie herself realized, every woman needs a froggy friend and a secret journal¿and enough adventures with the girls to keep her heart pounding and her mind racing. Life is meant to be about happy beginnings . . . you can never have enough of them.I really loved this short tale. At 40 pages it was a quick and insightful read.Petrie touches on the fact that woman should be happy with themselves and love what they have within themselves rather than looking elsewhere for happiness. By using the old fairy tale of the princess and prince charming, she shows young women everywhere that they should not settle for anything better than what they really want. I liked how in just a few short pages, Petrie was able to show the Princess go from a needy, codependent girl to an independent, get what she wants kind of woman. She is able to transform the main character right before our eyes.This is a wonderful tale for young women everywhere who believe they will never find the man of their dreams and will be lonely. It's a tale of coming into yourself and believing in your self.I really enjoyed this quick read!4 out of 5 stars.
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GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis A princess needs her fairy godmother to help her chose the right prince. She expects that she’ll know him as soon as he rides up her drive in his shining armor riding his brilliant white steed. But real life isn’t like a fairy tale. Sometimes the armor and steed are a disguise. Maybe, just maybe, if this princess were to take the advice of her fairy godmother she’d know her knight when he arrived. More importantly – she’d see through the disguises of the others. Hott Review I wish I could have read and taken this book to heart as a teen. It’s a quick and easy read that reminds each of us that our Knight in Shining Armor should not complete us but enhance the person we already are. It really irks me when I see teens, and some adults, expecting another person to ‘fix’ them. My favorite lines from this book: Back then she thought her life would be perfect once her Knight in Shining Armor came along. Wasn’t that what her mother had always taught her? Wasn’t that how all of her storybooks ended? She knew now that happily-ever-after wouldn’t simply meet her at the end of the aisle. Honestly, the only thing I didn’t like it that the author believes it’s all totally us whereas I believe that God is what completes us. However, even with that – I will be keeping this book and sharing it with my daughter until she truly gets it! More… Grade: A Ages: 14+ Steam: YA
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
In a departure from the usual fairy tale where Prince Charming sweeps the princess off her feet, the author has crafted a sort of allegory meant for the modern girl who’s looking for her true love. The princess of this tale learns, with a little help from a fairy godmother and a rubber frog, that finding the handsome prince is not enough. The tale is brief but the message comes through clearly—today’s women need to learn to recognize their own worth if they want men to value them and they also need to value those men who are more than just a pretty face or a fat wallet. Many parents of teenaged girls might want to consider dropping this endearing little book in their daughters’ Christmas stockings.
D_Ann More than 1 year ago
One of the many problems with fairy tales is that it teaches young girls they will be swept off their feet by their prince charming. If they wait long enough their prince will come. While most girls grow out of that thought process as they get older, there are some women that still believe it. The Enchanted Truth debunks this theory in a whimsical fashion. The fairy godmother's true gift is revealed to be about imparting wisdom and truth into her charges. Her role in this story is to help the princess release her true potential. In 40 pages we get to see how a spoiled princess with no agency transforms into a self-assured woman who realizes that she deserves to be treated with respect. This story is a great short read to remind everyone, not just women, that to find the worth in someone else, you have to find it in yourself first. **ARC received for free via Netgalley from the publisher.**
Rumor_Has_It More than 1 year ago
Yeah, umm hmm. I would be the Fairy Godmother in this tale. That is me, ALL OVER! The godmother pretty much tells her princess that she must take the time to figure out what she really wants in her forever love. Only when she has figured out ALL of the qualities she desires in a man will she find her true love. By the end of this tale the Princess finds her true worth and many truths. She went from bratty little I want any man now because any man will do-to- Ms. Mature and Independent. I recommend this book to EVERYONE! Although this is more of an adult book I can’t help but think this book will be picked up by YA’s and I wouldn’t mind if they did. Too many of the YA’s I read are too much about going with the moment instead of stepping back for a minute and giving it a thought or two. It’s important to teach our young women to love themselves first and foremost, not to settle, and that love will come, no rush. For the older gals, this book serves as a reminder of what we should already know. ARC provided by Green Leaf via NetGalley.
Lily_F More than 1 year ago
Ha! Who needs a Prince anyway? Well, this Princess did. Or thought she did. But was so disappointed, Prince after Prince after Prince. A short, heartwarming tale that had me smiling from beginning to end. Hey, ladies. Ya, you. We have all been there. Looking for our Prince Charming, thinking we have found him, until we realize... oh crap... you are Prince Assh≤, not Charming! Feeling our hearts shrivel up a little, maybe a tear up, or a full blown cry or two, or dozen... eating ice cream in our most comfortable and hideous outfit, hair up in messy buns, lamenting our misfortunes. Ya, you know what I am talking about. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and not necessarily that elusive Prince Charming! I love the message of this story and I can honestly say that I know a few Princesses in my life that should read it!