Wendy Loggia's novelization of the movie Ever After starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston is a charming and beautiful story. It is the Cinderella story brought alive.
Danielle is a young woman living with her single father in a nice house in France. He marries a Baroness, I believe, who brings her two daughters into this life, Marguerite and Jacqueline. Danielle's father dies and the evil stepfamily takes over her life. Danielle becomes the maid and is tortured by the control. That is until she meets him...
I am sure you will enjoy Ever After, the novelization of the movie. Ever After, as a movie has been featured on tv and is available at your local video rental store. My favorite part of the story is when Danielle sets her servant free. It was very empowering! I recommend this book for girls ages 12 and up.