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Deep in a forest glade, the fey folk dance with a young human child. Their kinship is the fabric of Isidore's childhood. But when her mother dies and her world darkens with sorrow, Isidore finds her belief in the fey folk wavering.

The love of her new step-sister, Blessing, proves an unexpected gift in her time of need. Yet even as their friendship blooms, Isidore begins to see that Blessing is everything she herself has always wanted to be, but is not. Jealousy grips Isidore as she watches this beautiful new sister steal away all she holds dear.

Driven to desperation, Isidore turns to the fey folk once more. She has only one wish to claim from them, one chance to make things right. But she must tread carefully. For wishes, like hearts, are easily broken. And obtaining the one thing she desires could mean destroying the one thing she truly needs.

©2015 Ashlee Willis (P)2017 Ashlee Willis

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  • Clare
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  • 03-06-17

Deep beautiful story

Would you listen to A Wish Made of Glass again? Why?

Yes, it is a story that you can listen to again and again. It is not overly long but it is powerful and this story is such a beautifully written, descriptive fairy tale. VERY loosely based around the story of Cinderella. Fey folk dance, wishes are made, hearts are walked upon, broken, and made new. This is also an allegory, a beautiful one. This story is magical, without there being any real "magic" as such, in it.

What did you like best about this story?

There is not a dull page in it, though the pace is not fast, it is very engaging. Emotion is beautifully expressed, and there is a lot of it in the book, I felt deeply along with the characters. I also enjoyed the sister bits in the story too. Isidore is an interesting character, her emotions are so wild, and vivid, and deep. I felt greatly for her, and with her. She grows and changes so much in a few short pages, and yet she always herself.

What about Keely Beresford’s performance did you like?

The Narrators voice fitted well with the whimsical tone of the story and she read it clearly and carefully. Her voice brought out the child likeness of the characters and emotion and the wonder of the text.

If you could rename A Wish Made of Glass, what would you call it?

A Heart of Glass or Deep in the Woods

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it all. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • 03-02-17

Five Stars & Five Hearts!

What made the experience of listening to A Wish Made of Glass the most enjoyable?

Review for the Audio Book:<br/>First, this story is an amazing fantasy woven with wonder and truth. This audio version of the story is a poetic rising and swelling, rich in the cadence and tones of Keely Beresford, and the perfect match to the words which I had already read and had already captured my heart. I will reiterate with insistence and do my best to convince you, this story is where heaven, the fantastical, and reality meet. It is a new classic fairy tale that will woo you, affect you, and refresh you. It is that zephyr gliding through air that calls you to hidden things. It is A Wish Made of Glass.<br/><br/>Review for the general story:<br/>Cinderella touches woven with real life feelings and drama combine with the otherworldliness of a fey world to create a most allegorical, unique and moving story. I am jarred to the core by this fairytale as I have only ever been affected by ONE other in my life. Characters were not flimsy and predictable, but rather firmly established so as to make me feel that each could easily transform into real flesh and blood, and I would know them exactly. The only ones I wish had been explained better were the fey people. There were twists and turns I did not expect, which kept me in suspense. There were elements quite pertinent to real life. Teen angst? Not in the usual obnoxious way in which it is usually expressed. This digs deeper the the inner battling, and warped reasoning, which I feel can be very true to life for many young people. There is a clear message of there being consequences for our choices. There is also quite a bit of the blessing of second chances, the journey from insecurity to finding peace with ones self, and how to let go of the past to find healing.<br/><br/>So well written, I journeyed from one uniquely and beautifully expressed bit of imagery to another, following the painted words until I reached the end of the Artist's work. And what did I find? For me- a Masterpiece! The cover art is a perfect compliment to the words within. There wasn't one bit of clichéd sentiment- in my opinion- not one bit of cliché in the imagery descriptions. I marveled at that, and how beautifully all was presented. It grasped my heart, wrung it in a real twist of conviction , wooed me to continue on to the end of the story, and swept me off my feet in wonder and soothing peace, joy, and love. One of my favorites for 2015!! And, one going in

What other book might you compare A Wish Made of Glass to and why?

There are Cinderella touches, but it is unlike any story I have read.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many!!! Gorgeous imagery. Quotable phrases! I love the end, where redemption and heart's desires meet! <3

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An amazing fantasy tale woven with wonder and truth.

Any additional comments?

I love love love this story, in audio, paperback, and kindle! Fantastic writing! Stupendous story!

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The Feel of a Classic

What did you love best about A Wish Made of Glass?

Once again I realized how much I enjoy Ashlee’s story. It is a timeless story—sometimes thrilling, sometimes heartbreaking. But always full of wonder, enchantment, and meaning.

What does Keely Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Since I knew Ashlee’s story well (I’ve read it several times), I was in a position to be disappointed with this audiobook. However, truthfully, I have to say that I was delighted with Ashlee’s choice for a narrator. I don’t think she could have found anyone better to read A Wish Made of Glass. Keely Beresford’s voice perfectly fits Ashlee’s evocative prose and the magic of her fey world. She paints each character with unique expression and gives the book the feel of a classic. I really enjoyed it.

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A very well done novella and one worth the listen!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Wish Made of Glass to be better than the print version?

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What other book might you compare A Wish Made of Glass to and why?

A lot in A Wish Made of Glass reminded me of the Tales of Goldstone Wood. The descriptions were beautiful. The world unique.

What does Keely Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It took me a few minutes to adjust to the narrator. When the main character is a little girl, the narrator's voice sounded too old and dreamy. But once I got used to it, the narrator did fit the dreamy quality of the book. By the end, I was thinking this narrator would be the perfect fit for narrating the Tales of Goldstone Wood. They have the same sort of Fae, magical world as A Wish Made of Glass.

Any additional comments?

It took me a few minutes to adjust to the narrator. When the main character is a little girl, the narrator's voice sounded too old and dreamy. But once I got used to it, the narrator did fit the dreamy quality of the book. By the end, I was thinking this narrator would be the perfect fit for narrating the Tales of Goldstone Wood. They have the same sort of Fae, magical world as A Wish Made of Glass.