Hi everyone, today I'm participating in my sister's blog tour for A Dream Not Imagined, which is now published!! I'm also doing an interview of the main character. (:
About the Book
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret . . .
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.
But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream . . . of the same prince.
In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.
About the Author
Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, is her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
Facebook: Shantelle Mary Hannu, Author
Goodreads: Shantelle MaryHannu
Google+: Shantelle H.
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Interview with the Cinderella of A Dream Not Imagined
What is one minor thing you would change about your life?
I would make so I didn’t have to occasionally talk personally with my father, Lord Thomas Abbington. He actually quite frightens me sometimes. And he reminds me that I’m not good enough—and neither was my mother.
Who is your best friend?
I’ve never had a best friend. But I do enjoy talking with other maids at the stream when we’re gathering water.
Where is your place of refuge?
I suppose my attic room. No one usually comes up there. Though my stepsisters do shriek in order to get my attention!
What two colors would you wear if you could attend a high society event?
Hmm, sky-blue or a soft pink. Blue, pink, and red are my favorite colors.
What do you feel your life purpose is?
I don’t really know my life purpose. I’m a disgrace. Only good enough to serve my family. Every day I get up and try to appease my irritable father, temperamental stepmother, and flighty stepsisters. *soft sigh* I dream of a change . . .
What food would you eat often if you could?
Fruit. I love the sweet and the tart, and just the deliciousness of them all!
What brings you the most happiness in your life?
A few carefree moments of laughing and teasing with fellow maids is always a bright spot in my days.
Which member of your family calls for you service the most?
Uh . . . most likely Dezmarie, my stepmother’s eldest daughter. She’s very serious about her outward appearance, and so always needs her hair brushed and styled. Or fresh water for her face. Or new accessories. I hesitate to say this aloud . . . but she does rather have a lofty and demanding attitude.
What animal do you think is most beautiful?
Birds. They’re so vibrant and free. Free from society’s rules. Free from humans’ degrading or pitying comments. Free to simply be what God intended them to be, and live it to the fullest. I feel rather trapped—so when I see a bird, I see a spectacular beauty.
Enter the rafflecopter form for a chance to win a kindle copy of A Dream Not Imagined and a $5 Amazon giftcard!
One winner will be chosen May 31st, and I will send the kindle book and gift card to their email.
Shantelle Hannu at A Writer’s Heart – It’s published!!!
Cookielover at The Story Forest – Author Interview
Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps – Character Introduction
Amanda Beguerie at Scattered Journal Pages – Book Review
Kendra Ardnek at Knitted by God’s Plan – Author Interview
Natasha at Through My Lens – Character Interview with Cinderella
Kaycee Browning at The Pink Cave – Author Interview
Friday, May 29th
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer – Author ‘Cinderella-themed’ Interview
Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination – Book Review
Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything – Author Interview
Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles – Character Interview with The Stepsisters
Natacha at Mi Baile Perfecto – Author Interview
Saturday, May 30th
Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window – Author Interview
Raechelat God’s Peculiar Treasure – Book Review
C.B.Cook at The World of the Writer – Character Interview with The Stepmother
LenaK. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE – Character Spotlight (The Fairy Godmother)
Sunday, May 31st
Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer’s Heart – Tour Wrap Up and Excerpt