Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Trials of being a Fairy Godmother

Book Review: Fairy Godmothers Inc. by Jennifer Wardell

April 27
"Fairy Godmothers, Inc." Launch Party
1-4 p.m.
Barnes and Noble, 1780 Woodland Park Dr., Layton, UT

Fairy Godmother Rule Number One: Never argue with a client. As long as someone’s willing to pay for them, dancing elephants, solid-gold princes, and fifty-foot high stacks of down-filled mattresses are perfectly fine requests. And never, under any circumstances, point out when a client is being an idiot.

With this introduction Jennifer Wardell takes us on a delightful journey through the Kingdom of Somewhere in her book, Fairy Godmothers Inc.

For Kate, being a Fairy Godmother isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There’s the flammable blue tulle skirt, all that pesky paperwork, the manual of standard operating procedures, corporate politics (Who knew?), a dreadful boss named Bubbles, and clients with impossible demands. 

At Fairy Godmothers Inc., Kate’s latest assignment is to see that Cinderella marries her prince. There’s a deadline. A lot is riding on this particular contract, and Bubbles declares that it’s in Kate’s best interests to see that it’s fulfilled with a maximum of efficiency, as well as a bit of glitter.

The prince in question is the eldest son, hapless, harmless Rupert Devlin Golden Montclaire Charming: “square-jawed, golden-haired, and a reputation for being what PR departments commonly refer to as a ‘rake.’”  But Prince Rupert hasn’t been kept in the Cinderella loop; in a sudden departure from his usual rakish behavior, he’s MIA, on a quest of self-actualization (but first he must learn what big words mean) and his brother Jon must cover in his absence. That would be the sensible and capable second son, Prince Jonathan Alistair Crispin Lorimer Charming, accompanied by Lawton, his loyal and brilliant right-hand man with a fondness for good sherry.

With a nod to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (remember, “The course of true love never did run smooth”), affairs of the heart in the Kingdom of Somewhere get hopelessly tangled, and it’s up to Fairy Godmother Kate, her intern Ned, Prince Jon and Lawton to untangle the Royal Family from the ensuing mess and see that a proper  bit of matchmaking ensues.

And of course there are shoes. Many, many shoes. What’s a Cinderella story without shoes? Jennifer Wardell's  Fairy Godmothers Inc. is a light-hearted, fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, engagingly funny romp through a bit of fairytale madness. 

Author Jennifer Wardell is the arts, entertainment, and lifestyle reporter for the Davis Clipper. She's won several awards from the Utah Press Association and the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She currently lives in Layton, Utah. Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is her first novel.
Find Jennifer online here:
Twitter: @wardellwriter

Title: Fairy Godmothers, Inc.

Author: Jenniffer Wardell

Publisher: Jolly Fish Press, LLC

Trim: 6 in. x 9 in.

Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback

Pages: 350

(HC) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-4-9

(TPB) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-5-6
(E-Book) ISBN-13: 978-0-9886491-6-3
Retail Price: (HC) $28.99, (TPB) $16.99, (E-Book) $7.99
Genre: Adult Humor/Romance
Region: US, CAN, UK, AU
Wholesaler: Ingram
Publication Date: April 27, 2013

Fairy Godmothers Inc. is available at, Barnes and Noble, 
and wherever fine books are sold

Publisher: Jolly Fish Press

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