The Glass Coffin
by Kelly Martin
Series: A Shattered Fairy Tale (Book #3)
Genre: Regency, Romance, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: Oh the historical drama!!! I hadn't read the previous books in the series but although I missed a few small background details, The Glass Coffin works as a standalone and didn't impact on my enjoyment of the story.
Several errors in judgement and a whole load of desperation lead a lovestruck William Haddington, Earl of Waverly into a bit of a mess. He lost the woman he loves and is suffering from a large amount of guilt. Drink and philandering are his coping mechanism of choice, but when faced with the prospect of Trudy marring someone else, he realises something else needs to be done.
Trudy Dodsworth is being forced into a loveless marriage with the too-good-to-be-true Earl, Lawson Stockwell by her overbearing and horrible father. I liked her sweet, yet fierce demeanour. She works hard to find her own happiness. Her small rebellions against the tyranny of her father were some of my favourite parts of the book.
William finds himself confronted by another secret in the form of the fearsome Beast. I wished I knew more about the Beast (his story is told in a previous story), but he proves to be a fearsome enemy...
The Glass Coffin is a sweet retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. I would have liked a little more insight into the character's emotions, because it was a little difficult to engage with them at times. Overall I liked the story and particularly appreciated Trudy's struggle.
3.5 Stars in my Sky!