In Godmother, the story focuses on the Godmother. Lil is a fairy and the elders have seen it to be Cinderella's destiny to go to the ball and the Prince will fall in love with her and yadda yadda yadda. The elders make it Lil's job to make sure it happens. What they didn't count on was Lil falling in love with the Prince herself and going to the Ball in Cinderella's place. She promises Cinderella she will return right after the ball, and they will talk about things that are depressing Cinderella. But when Lil returns to Cinderella, things are not as they should be and Lil is banned from the fairy world by the elders.
Lil finds herself in the human world and try's desperately to get back to her world and her sisters. But she remains for centuries because she still hasn't learned her lesson with Cinderella. Lil works in a bookstore in this life. It's a simple life. Every morning she pulls out the book on Cinderella and remembers, and every night she unbinds her wings in the privacy of her own apartment.
But one day, Lil meets Veronica, a young woman full of life and who loves all things retro. They quickly become good friends, and Lil figures out what she should do in order to return to the world of fairy.
Despite the whimsical cover, this is a truly sad book. I couldn't put it down, I was so drawn into Lil. She is an old woman who keeps living in her past, and you just want to have her over for tea and a nice long chat. If your looking for fairy tales, this isn't the book for you. Sure, its compelling and magical, and full of remorse, but the ending will leave you shocked and wide-eyed. I highly recommend this wonderfully written novel to any book-lover!