It's been five years since Ella's faery godmother offered her the chance to attend the royal ball. Five years since Ella danced away with the prince's heart. Five years since the prince rescued Ella from a life of servitude and made her his princess.
It's been five years, and everything's falling to pieces.
Now, Ella looks back on her fairytale rise from soot-stained Cinderwench to the queen the people call Cinderella. Ignored and humiliated all her life, she never could believe her good fortune in marrying such a handsome Prince Charming. She never either expected what was to follow; not the betrayal, not the lies, not the backstabbing ever after. Ella is desperate to figure out how, despite her best intentions, everything went so horribly wrong, and what, if anything, she can do to get back her happy ending.