The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo (The Tales of Ambia; 1)

The Reluctant Godfather (1)

The Synopsis:

Burndee is a young and cantankerous fairy godfather, who would rather bake cakes than help humans. A disgrace to the fairy order, Burndee has only two wards entrusted to his care…a cinder girl and a charming prince.

A royal ball presents Burndee with the brilliant solution of how to make his wards happy with the least amount of effort. He’ll arrange a meeting and hope the two fall in love.

A humorous and magical re-telling of Cinderella from a unique perspective.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.



Okay, this is the cutest retelling of Cinderella I believe I have ever read!

My gracious! Such a creative and hysterical twist to the traditional story. I loved Burndee so much, and could, unfortunately, relate to so many of his sarcastic comments!

As I was reading The Reluctant Godfather, I didn’t even feel like I was reading a short story. There was so much character development, perfectly paced scenes and descriptions, and of course the grumpy fairy godfather made the story flawless. I genuinely feel as if I read a full length novel, nothing was left out!

It’s a clean book, no sexual comments, scenes or anything of the like, and there is no crude language or high action either.

Overall, I really recommend this book to lovers of funny fairy tales! 5 out of 5 stars!

Read our review of book 3: A Royal Masquerade!

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About the Author:

Allison Tebo is a Christian author in her mid-twenties who loves to write fiction in every genre. It is her goal to write fiction that appeals to many different kinds of people by writing clean, classic fun. Her desire is to provide quality stories for every age to enjoy.

When she is not writing, Allison works as a sales associate for a major transportation company or might be found singing, painting, baking, or defending her championship title as Gif Master.

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  1. I don’t have a favorite retelling! I do prefer the Cinderella, Beaty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid retellings. I have never read this author before but I would love to read her stories.

    • I haven’t read any Little Mermaid retellings! I need to find some of those! Allison’s books are definitely entertaining! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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