this tells the story after the Happily Ever After ending Cinderella is always given. I enjoyed this book b/c I've always seen the prince as kind of stupid and shallow and glib (why could he not just look at the girls in the kingdom and say "Her with the broom. That's the lady I danced with"? and how likely is it that NO ONE else in the kingdom shared her shoe size? that's not a good way to find the woman of your dreams if you ask me...). anyway, it's not all happily ever after at the castle (esp when Ella makes a run for it), but there is still a happy ending to it. in this book you get to see what happened after the fact. which is good. and the prince is shown as stupid and shallow and glib. but Ella still finds herself a good happy ending, which she, of course, deserves.