Elisabeth Grace Foley
Second Sentence Press
Before I begin- can I just say that Corral Nocturne is just a very neat title? And perfect for a western story that also happens to be loose re-telling of Cinderella?
This book reminded me a bit of the Heartsong Presents novellas, except better written- or at least, written in a style that I personally prefer. It was a sweet, clean romance that was utterly adorable. Ellie was an enjoyable heroine that I felt was relatable, and Cole the perfect western equivalent of a fairy-tale prince.
Granted, the story is a novella, so there's not a whole lot of time for character development, and the plot is fairly simple and focused on the romance. However, in my opinion it was a romance novella done right. Being both cute and short, it makes a great before-bedtime read, because who ever outgrows bedtime stories?
Rating: 8 1/2
I received an advance reader copy of this novella for free from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.