The Cinderella Pact

The Cinderella Pact

In this funny and big-hearted story by the author of The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, three best friends make a pact to transform themselves into the glamorous women they've always wanted to be. Nola Devlin has a secret identity. By day she is an overweight, frumpy, and overlooked editor at Sass! (the "celebrity magazine with an edge!"), but by night she slips behind h In this funny and big-hearted story by the author of The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, three best friends make a p...

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Title:The Cinderella Pact
Author:Sarah Strohmeyer
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:The Cinderella Pact
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Cinderella Pact Reviews

  • Jojo
    Jul 30, 2007
    This book reads like an ad for Weight Watchers. And it has that familiar chick lit plot where the main character gets herself into a ridiculous situation and lies and lies and lies to cover it up until the crushing weight of her stupid lies forces her to come clean. And then, well, ...
  • Michelegg
    Feb 13, 2009
    I loved this book. I loved Nola, who pretended to be Belinda. I loved the Weight Watchers parts, I loved that she found her prince. This was such a good book. Favorite quote: "That's when I understood what it really meant to lose weight. It's as though fat is a cloud that's around ...
  • Callie
    Jan 23, 2008
    I think this book was really entertaining. This could be a movie so fast. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh out loud this is it. Sarah has a way with words and is really clever in her writing. She puts her characters into these situations that yuo never think they are goi...
  • Jenna
    Dec 28, 2017
    I liked the concept of this chick lit. Light and cheesy and unbelievable in the best ways. With weight loss tips tucked into all the chapters as the main fat character transforms. A few unnecessary f-bombs detonate but besides that, it?s a very clean and fun read. ...
  • Kathryn
    Jul 05, 2013
    A good beach read but nothing more. It's silly and the romance aspect is utterly ridiculous. If you're a fan of the cliche underdog story, this is for you. Far fetched .... Especially the constant weight comments to the main characters. It tries to be Bridget Jones but misses the mark....
  • Krista
    Jul 18, 2008
    If you have ever struggled with trying to lose weight this book is for you. This book was fantastic. It had great humor to it. It was so good that I could not put it down. ...
  • Angela
    Nov 11, 2009
    I stayed up WAY past my bedtime engrossed in this novel about a thirty-something overweight magazine writer who gets turned down for a sweet job as an ethics columnist for Sass! magazine only to be hired when she resubmits her entire application as Belinda Apple, a woman with a hot bod...
  • Sandy
    Feb 03, 2009
    Most of the story was about the "Cinderella Pact" that Nola and her two overweight best friends, Deb and Nancy, make. They decide to try for six months to lose weight. Their final attempt at a transformation to healthier lifestyles. Nola is a very likable character and I felt for her a...
  • Elisa
    Apr 24, 2009
    Okay, to be fair, I really think this book deserves a 3.5 star rating. But since half stars aren't an option... What I enjoyed: This book is FUNNY! I loved Strohmeyer's wit and humor. I am not exaggerating when I say I found myself laughing out loud just about every other page, ...
  • Karen
    Aug 22, 2009
    I was up til the wee hours finishing this... *not* a book to read when one is hormonally unstable-- I went through six tissues in the last 30 pages or so. I think at big part of the reason I liked this book so much (and was bawling into multiple tissues) was that it hit so close to hom...
  • Lisa Kay
    Feb 11, 2014
    ???? This was sooooooo much better than I thought it would be. I only read chick-lit occasionally, because I get tired of some of the clueless women so often depicted in the genre. That isn?t the case here. I found myself looking forward to squeezing it into my reading time. ...
  •  Gigi Ann
    Aug 10, 2012
    I really liked this book, but I suppose it is not a book for everyone. However, I found it amusing and fun. I think I found it so, because I have been fighting the weight issues since my early forties, when the pounds started to add up. I became a Weight Watcher Lifetime member to many...
  • Carol
    Jan 17, 2011
    Shockingly, I liked this book. At first, I thought it would be just another "Chick-Lit" book with self-loathing characters who whine about their problems. However I enjoyed Nola and her alter-ego Belinda Apple. Although there was some self-loathing on her part, in the end, she turned h...
  • Nikki Wilde
    Sep 25, 2011
    I have to say that I picked up this book in a bundle with a few other Sarah Strohmeyer books. I feel like I'm reading them backwards as they progressively seem to get worse. I thought the plot of this book sounded interesting and it seemed to start off promising. What I've come to n...
  • Jinky
    Aug 18, 2010
    Here's a twist... I like the TV movie version better than the book! I saw the movie about a couple weeks ago on Lifetime Movie Network (titled Lying to be Perfect) and enjoyed it. Poppy Montgomery was wonderful as Nola Devlin/Belinda Apple. Her leading man, real husband Adam Kaufman as...
  • Rebekkila
    May 13, 2011
    This was a happy surprise. I do like to read chick-lit but for me it is hard to find a book that isn't inane or a heroine who I can relate to. The Cinderella Pact was very funny with some great lines in it. Nola is a thirty-four year old single woman whose little sister is getting marr...
  • Hayley
    Nov 02, 2011
    The ?Cinderella Pact? in this novel is a pact between three best friends, Nola, Nancy, and Deb. The pact is for them to drop off their extra poundage of fat and become thin and amazing and start a journey to a new ?great? life. Meet, Nola Devlin, a frumpy, overweight, large, fa...
  • Jessica
    Jun 05, 2014
    Not a fan of this one. I found the main character to be unlikeable. I hated the fact that everything magically worked out for in the end after all her lying. Super unrealistic and in real life she may have gone to jail and she certainly wouldn't have had the perfect ending. I kept wait...
  • Chantel
    Jun 11, 2018
    "I believe that within every one of us is a woman of undiscovered beauty, a woman who is charming and talented and light of heart? -Sarah Strohmeyer, The Cinderella Pact. The Cinderella Pact is a comical and bright story with lots of heart. The cover and title really d...
  • Courtnay Evans
    Jul 28, 2011
    I love the way this author write her books as if she is just having a conversation with a friend. she is very real in her writing and also very comical. i definitly enjoyed reading this ...
  • Kara
    Apr 10, 2013
    3.5 stars This was surprisingly pretty thoughtful! I picked it up thinking it would do for some brain candy for a few hours, and it turned out to have quite a bit of heart to it. Nola is quite a woman! Being overweight and very conscious of it, mainly because of how others treat her...
  • Darla
    Jun 13, 2012
    "That's when I understood what it really means to lose weight. It's as though fat is a cloud of fog that surrounds your mountain of problems. Not until you drop the weight and clear the fog, will you know how high you've got to climb to get on top of them." I loved this book. For a...
  • Fleur
    Jan 12, 2013
    This book was so positive and delightful that I'm going to put it as one of my new favorites. Nola Devlin's story is real and refreshing. I wished the movie , "Lying to be perfect", was more centered around the book. The movie was cute and that's why I ordered the book but turns out th...
  • June
    Nov 10, 2013
    A Cinderella Pact We are all Cinderellas, no matter what our size. This is what I, Nola Devlin, fervently believe. I believe that within every one of us is a woman of undiscovered beauty, a woman who is charming and talented and light of heart. I believe that all we need is a fai...
  • Wordaholic
    Nov 13, 2016
    It was funny cute adorable and informative story. I like the way diet issues were presented. How a simple frumpy girl went from normal to extraordinary. Family relations were solid and natural in very believable setting. Characters were round and story was good. Pacing sometimes was ...
  • Laurel Horner
    Aug 06, 2015
    Just an awesome book of you get what you have always wanted when you least expect it. Can't believe they lost weight together and everyone has a happy ending. Just so happens I started a diet when I started reading this book and I am hoping I have half the heart and determination as th...
  • Amanda McGill
    Jan 26, 2016
    A cute click lit novel. I really enjoyed the main character and her outgoing personality. However, this novel reminded me of the Shopaholic series (and not in a good way). The main character dug herself further and further in a hole, but there never seemed any consequences for her acti...
  • Laurence R.
    Aug 30, 2015
    I have watched the movie adaptation of The Cinderella Pact about ten times over the past few years, so when I found out, only years after watching it for the first time, that there was a book, I knew I had to read it. As different as both versions can be, I think they're pretty much ju...
  • do.soo
    Feb 03, 2015
    "We are who we are. Isn't that our mantra?" That's when I understood what it really means to lose weight. It's as through fat is a cloud that's around your mountain of problems. Not until you drop the weight and clear the fog, will you know how high you've got to climb to get on ...
  • Bookworman
    May 29, 2019
    Meh, just couldn?t get into it. DNF ...