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I was sweeping the shop when a glimmer between two floorboards caught my eye. A penny? I knelt for a closer look.Friday 56:
The stout man bent low and whispered in my ear, loud enough for my parents to hear. "When your parents present you, little Miss Chapdelaine, you shall have a dance with the king, and two dances with the prince. All right?"The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry is a fairy tale. Here is the description from Amazon:
A delightful fairy tale by a lyrical new voice.
When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt's jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda's path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth Witch's spell, avenge her parents' death, and maybe--just maybe--capture the heart of a prince.