“Cinderella Shoots the Moon” is a novel for anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life and fought to make it happen.
It’s the story of 13-year-old Tara Harris, who moves to rural upstate New York and finds more to worry about than clothes and popularity. With her parents falling into depression and alcoholism and her best friend Abbie in terrible trouble at home, Tara finds comfort from a mysterious old woman, Blossom “Gran” Tebbs. But then Gran disappears.
Calling themselves the “Cinderella Girls,” Tara and Abbie run away to escape the horror. Out on their own they become nannies, con artists, self-educated scholars and gang members. When tragedy threatens to end their flight, they find freedom through the surprise appearance of a fellow Cinderella Girl who grew up in a time when women had few options, especially those who were unwanted in the first place.
With no Prince Charming in sight, the Cinderella Girls are determined to rescue one another and live happily ever after.