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Pumpkin: a Cindermama Story ❰BOOKS❯ ✯ Pumpkin: a Cindermama Story Author Ines Johnson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Single mother Malika Pumpkin Tavares lost faith in fairytales after she fell for a toad Now she believes she s not cut from the storybook, heroine cloth and searches for Mr Good Enough amongst the sid Single mother Malika Pumpkin Tavares lost faith in fairytales after Pumpkin: a eBook ñ she fell for a toad Now she believes she s not cut from the storybook, heroine cloth and searches for Mr Good Enough amongst the sidekicks and supporting men of the townLove at first sight isn t a cliche for town royalty Armand Manny Charmayne For generations the Charmaynes have spotted their soulmates by seeing a golden aura the first time they laid eyes on The OneWhen Manny meets Pumpkin he sees nothing, but sparks fly off the richter scale The he gets to know her the he considers defying fate, if only he can convince her to take a chance on love again.


10 thoughts on “Pumpkin: a Cindermama Story

  1. Camille Camille says:

    2 stars for the cutesy fairy tale spin, which was sweeteven though we know nothing of what the hero looks like besides having grey eyes I kept seeing these disembodied grey eyes floating around Anyway 3 stars though for the heroine, an English high school teacher, addressing the customer is always right model that is American education Because, thank you The customer of course being the lazy, indisciplined little fucks who think showing up in class entitles them to an A grade participat 2 stars for the cutesy fairy tale spin, which was sweeteven though we know nothing of what the hero looks like besides having grey eyes I kept seeing these disembodied grey eyes floating around Anyway 3 stars though for the heroine, an English high school teacher, addressing the customer is always right model that is American education Because, thank you The customer of course being the lazy, indisciplined little fucks who think showing up in class entitles them to an A grade participation trophy In my country we earned our education Here, the teachers are the ones being tested and graded Can t get the entitled assholes to score 80 something and teachers livelihoods come under threat America s education system is the fricking Titanic and teachers are the ones below deck seeing the iceberg mere metres away while everyone outside of education is up top dancing along to the string quartet, singing what a mighty super power we are Wait for it, America is raising a generation of appallingly indulged idiots, and the chickens will come home to roost But don t listen to the people in the classroom Just go, you know, bomb something or whatever


  2. Francesca Forrest Francesca Forrest says:

    This was great in all kinds of ways I thought the overall structure retelling of Cinderella with a single mom in the title role was really well executed, and I liked that it was self consciously done Pumpkin has dreams of being a screenwriter, and she s always thinking in terms of casting, plots, movies, etc I really liked the setting and background drama the election, with the accompanying conflict between the fishermen and the BP like company that s polluted the waters off the coast of This was great in all kinds of ways I thought the overall structure retelling of Cinderella with a single mom in the title role was really well executed, and I liked that it was self consciously done Pumpkin has dreams of being a screenwriter, and she s always thinking in terms of casting, plots, movies, etc I really liked the setting and background drama the election, with the accompanying conflict between the fishermen and the BP like company that s polluted the waters off the coast of Louisiana I really liked the background relationship between Pumpkin s two students, and the fact that Pumpkin was wrong about them I really loved Pumpkin and Manny s talks about issues, and I liked Pumpkin s character a whole lot her remorsefulness when she sees she s messed something up, and her determination to keep trying She always speaks truth to power like this excellent speech on the impossible standards single moms are expected to live up to Society sets single mothers up for impossible expectations, Pumpkin continued Better yourself through education, they say Work two jobs, make a nutritious dinner from scratch, get your kids into enrichment activities after school and after your long day of work Work harder, do better, even though we re already maxed out And then we re told to keep it tight and sexy so that we ll find a daddy for our kid Is it any wonder we start to think that love is a fairytale And no fairytale involves mothers, definitely not single mothers One of the best things though also one of the most painful things in the book is view spoiler Pumpkin s ill fated relationship with Darrell I really appreciated that Johnson didn t smooth over the pain that that caused Darrell Pumpkin s and Darrell s conversations were some of the most real I was glad at the end that Darrell says he is still going to maintain his relationship with Pumpkin s son Seth hide spoiler I also thought the portrayal of Seth s father was really good It would have been easy to make him a complete and irredeemable jerk Instead he s just a not so great guy, but one who wants to try to have a relationship with his son.My only complaint was the really stock Hollywood betrayal, which I knew was coming but hoped against hope the story would avoid Manny fell significantly in my estimation for letting himself feel be betrayed when the secret Pumpkin hasn t been bold enough to reveal comes out As Pumpkin herself thinks, here s a guy who s willing to stick up for Pumpkin s student Tyler and see to it that Tyler gets a second chance, but he doesn t consider doing the same for the woman he loves Of course he does come round eventually but oh, it s just that I hate Hollywood betrayals like that I d rather have anything else keep the lovers apart But I liked everything else about the book and would recommend it for anyone who wants a fun, thoughtful romance with a wonderful single mom protagonist and excellent supporting characters


  3. Sophia Sophia says:

    AwwwThis was a beautiful story I enjoyed reading this book Very Cinderella like Manny was a wealthy bachelor looking for the one and she was standing in front of him the whole time Pumpkin Malika had given up on love because of the frog that abandoned her But an accidental encounter led her to her prince.


  4. Courtney Filigenzi Courtney Filigenzi says:

    A fun and entertaining single mom fairy tale that kept me turning the pages I adored Pumpkin and enjoyed her journey to her happily ever after I m looking forward to readingbooks in this series.


  5. Empi Baryeh Empi Baryeh says:

    Taking a fairy tale and giving it a modern twist can be tricky, which is why I approach fairy tale adaptations with caution Although, to be honest this one had me at cindermama and the simple, but beautiful cover design.Where do I start The story starts off with an introduction to the heroine, Pumpkin, and her unenviable relationship with her cousins In drawing a contrast between Pumpkin and her cousins, the author is able to show her heroine to be a woman of substance.The first meeting w Taking a fairy tale and giving it a modern twist can be tricky, which is why I approach fairy tale adaptations with caution Although, to be honest this one had me at cindermama and the simple, but beautiful cover design.Where do I start The story starts off with an introduction to the heroine, Pumpkin, and her unenviable relationship with her cousins In drawing a contrast between Pumpkin and her cousins, the author is able to show her heroine to be a woman of substance.The first meeting with the hero is sweet, with just the right amount of humour woven in that made the scene magical Speaking of magic, the hero, Manny, has a family history of the third eye , which allows them to see The One Unfortunately for Manny, he has had to kiss many many frogs in search of the one And the scene where he sees her is so well described that I could picture it sigh I loved this story I loved how the heroine challenged the hero, how he was ready to at least consider what she had to say, how they got each other I haven t been so engrossed in a book in a long time A definite must read


  6. Clare O& Clare O& says:

    Malika Tavares is affectionately known as Pumpkin by her two sisters The three ladies are all single moms But Malika had a marriage which failed and the other ladies just judge men by the size of the child support they are likely to provide Malika went to college and now teaches She has given up on ever finding a Mr Right, because there are no moms in the fairytales she was handed as a child More important is to raise her young son well Then Malika meets a dashing young would be politi Malika Tavares is affectionately known as Pumpkin by her two sisters The three ladies are all single moms But Malika had a marriage which failed and the other ladies just judge men by the size of the child support they are likely to provide Malika went to college and now teaches She has given up on ever finding a Mr Right, because there are no moms in the fairytales she was handed as a child More important is to raise her young son well Then Malika meets a dashing young would be politician from a good family, seeking support in his mayoral campaign Without knowing why, she finds herself volunteering to help him About that time, two gentlemen start showing an interest in her Maybe it s time she starts getting her own life back again But the fact remains single moms don t have any place in the fairytales This is a splendidly observed and well realised woman s fiction story, which is also an adult romance I enjoyed the characterisation and some of the situations an environmental dispute is included, between fishermen and the firm behind an oil spill That s an indicator of the depths in this story, which on the surface, tells a Cinderella version of the royalty among commoners archetype My dislike is that Malika doesn t treat well a quiet gentleman who asks her out I suppose this shows us nobody is perfect.I downloaded an e ARC from the author I d be happy to readby this author This is an unbiased review


  7. Lisa Tetting Lisa Tetting says:

    Do you believe in fairy tales Well I certainly do and so does the mc in this book, Pumpkin Pumpkin is a modern day Cinderella with a twist She s a single mother When her parents died in a car wreck, young Pumpkin was taken in by her mean spirited aunt and raised with her cousins, who make her life miserable After college she rushed into a loveless marriage due to an unexpected pregnancy, only to find herself deserted by her husband soon after Her evil twin cousins are stereotypical short s Do you believe in fairy tales Well I certainly do and so does the mc in this book, Pumpkin Pumpkin is a modern day Cinderella with a twist She s a single mother When her parents died in a car wreck, young Pumpkin was taken in by her mean spirited aunt and raised with her cousins, who make her life miserable After college she rushed into a loveless marriage due to an unexpected pregnancy, only to find herself deserted by her husband soon after Her evil twin cousins are stereotypical short sighted recipients of welfare, each with multiple children by different men When she meets her Prince Charmayne aka Manny, she is smitten right away, but both are too stubborn to give in to the feelings they have The story goes on with twists and turns and ends like all good fairy tales with a HEA I enjoyed the writing style of the author and found myself lost in Pumpkins fantasy world The relationship between Pumpkin and Manny was sexy, fun, flirty and right up my alley with all the references to movies This story made me laugh out loud with Manny s silly antics It was a fun read and a great twist on a classic fairy tale


  8. Deena Deena says:

    Cute read Loved the fairy tale aspect It took me a minute to get into the story, but I enjoyed it.


  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    OMG A confusion of fairytale stories and way too many metaphors The opening chapters were the worst but it does continue through the book I love rewritten fairy stories I even wrote a paper on the them as an undergraduate but a writer needs to be clear in her ideas The shame here is that the links to Cinderella were often quite clever Ines Johnson needs a good editor with a big red pen to stop her from going too far.


  10. Melody Melody says:

    Fun storyNice twist on an old fairy tale Enjoyed the story plan on reading the next one I really liked it.


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