A Gritty Twist on Classic Cinderella Fairytale
An unrelenting heatwave has hit the streets of London; the city is a furnace, a sweatbox of people melting on their daily grind. Within the confines of one council estate lies a coldness, a sharp icy blast of harsh unforgiving and betrayal. For one young family in particular, a wind of change is on the horizon, in fact, a storm is brewing so fierce that the wreckage it leaves behind is injurious.
Rosa is a young woman struggling to find her own identity after coming to terms with the death of her parents. Her life has been turned upside down, leaving Mexico under a dark cloud in a crime protection programme with her two brothers Jesus and Dani.
Forced to move to a new city, learning a new language, culture and experiencing some harsh realities during her formative teenage years, life has been bleak and lonely. Under the rule of her brothers, she feels worthless, treated like a slave and stifled from normality. Rosa’s world is harsh, but when by chance she meets a smart businessman called Daniel Rosewood her life changes for the better, she finally sees a chink of light offering the chance of hope and freedom.
Rosa’s story is a compelling rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows as she enters a quest for love while questioning her loyalty to the same brothers who isolate her. Daniel offers her everything she’s been craving but she knows that every choice she makes will impact the world around her.
About the Author:
Author Lyndon Haynes hails from Tottenham, North London, worked as a child actor and spent nearly 25 years in the music industry as a songwriter, rapper and music video director. He has also been a playwright, film and TV director, and rapper for the hip-hop band The Sindecut, which was signed by Virgin Records. This fresh voice from Great Britain comes from a young, talented, Black writer who embraces classic literature, yet brings a modern twist with his own works.
His previously published books include This Functional Family, released by Book Guild Publishing in 2011, and The Life and Times of Stanley Spank, his first novel, which he published through Authorhouse.
Publisher: Publishing Push
Release Date: August 11, 2021
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