Redneck Cinderella by LuAnn McLane

Signet Eclipse


ISBN:  978-0-451-22633-4

Reviewed by Willow



When Dean Development makes an offer on the farm, so to speak, Jolie Russell talks her father into accepting the offer. He does. On the condition that they will have a house in the new housing development. Widower Wyatt Russell refuses to leave the land where he spent so many years with his wife. Arrangements made, house built, life is fine. Or is it? 

Jolie and her father just don’t really fit in with the social class that lives in the houses around her. She has a serious lack of social skills but after yet another disaster, Jolie gets some help from Brett Dean, who suggests that one, his brother Cody has a thing for her and two, he can arrange for an etiquette coach to help her overcome her lack of social skills. 

She’d like to believe the first suggestion but she really needs the second suggestion to even have a chance with Cody. Enter Miss Abigail. Like an advancing army, this unlikely fairy godmother, begins to whip Jolie into shape. It is important to Jolie to be a part of Cody’s world and she wants to be the kind of woman he needs for his place in society.  

Jolie is falling for Cody hard and fast. In the moment of truth can she fit in? Does she want to? This is Cody’s life and she doesn’t want to change. She is who she is. And it’s time to show the world. Who cares about fitting in? Jolie wants to stand out. 

Humor and emotion work together in LuAnn McLane’s Redneck Cinderella to keep you reading. The characters are amazing. All of them are well developed and I felt like I knew them as I read. From Jolie and her father, Wyatt to Jolie’s best friend Carletta and etiquette coach Abigail to Cody and Brett Dean, I loved them all. Even Jolie’s rival for Cody’s affections was memorable. From rags to riches, Jolie fights to keep herself while Cody fights to win her. Jolie is Cody’s Redneck Cinderella. All that’s missing is the pumpkin. It’s a keeper.


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