Every once in a while I come across an inspiring memoir or autobiography that not only engages me, but also provides me encouragement. Lately, after my mother passed less than a month ago, I needed all of the encouragement I could get. Sometimes, you'll find it in the most unexpected ways. That is the case of today's book, "If the Shoe Fits - The Story of a Real Life Cinderella" by actress Emma Fletcher. I hope you enjoy learning about her and her book.
- Paul Burton, Writer and Theatre, Film and TV Historian
- Spencer Lloyd-Peet – Writer for Cinema Retro
|Photo Credit: Claire Curtis|
My journey so far has been an unusual one, to say the least. Raised by my maternal grandparents and witnessing the untimely death of both my mother and father whilst still very young, I was subsequently rejected by close members of my immediate family. This led me to become affectionately known amongst my friends as ‘The real Cinderella.’
My maternal grandmother always used to say to me, “One day someone will write a book about your life” and funny enough, I always knew they probably would.
If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?
To be inspired to allow yourself to follow your dreams; no matter the odds or the adversity you have faced in life.
in his wake but big is he who
surely knows honor for honor’s sake."
– Emma Fletcher